Matt and I sent out our save the dates almost a month ago (holy cow) and since then it’s been a little crazy! People are so excited for our wedding that it made me forget to be stressed about it!
We saved so much money on our Save the Dates. It cost us $100 to send over 130 save the dates out with postage (and a couple across the ocean!).
I will say that we were looking at places in our budget that we can cut back so we can spend more other places and not break the bank. We decided one of the ways to save money is to skimp a bit on the stationary, if you’re not willing to do that (I get it, it was hard for me because I’d love to go for the most expensive save the dates!)
Save Money on Save the Dates
Design Them Yourself (Or Have Someone Design Them for You): Do you have a friend who is great at graphic design? What about someone who is great at art? Are you? Ask them if they’d be willing to design your save-the-dates. Have a couple examples of what you would like yours to look like (think Pinterest and Minted*), as well as any fonts and which photo you’d like.
*please make sure never to copy another artist’s work. Always be an original version of yourself! (You & your fiancé are one of a kind, and so is your love!)
Hire Someone to Design Them: Try Etsy or some other site and pay some one to design them for you. That way you can choose where to print them and not be stuck on a generic design!
Send Postcards: Did you know that postcard stamps are only 34 cents? They’re cheaper (because you don’t have to pay for envelopes) and the stamps are cheaper. They’re cheaper overall, and still look great on people’s fridges!
Don’t Print from the Website: Use a site like Vistaprint to print your save the dates! We got 250 (Way more than we needed but useful for when we messed up the addresses), for only $38 (that includes shipping). It was so easy to do, just make sure if you’re self-designing that you get the specs right.
Now here are our save-the-dates, thanks to our fantastic groomsman Jordan (find him on Instagram here & here), for designing these for us. Also, thank you to our fabulous photographer, Holen Photography, for giving us amazing photos for us to work with!
These are also great ideas for Christmas cards, graduation announcements, and baby announcements!
Are you engaged/almost married? Have you been married? What did you do?