Cheap wedding invites and stationery for brides on a budget

25 June 2018, 15:19 | Updated: 12 July 2018, 13:59

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By Naomi Berners

Getting married is a costly situation, but for the budget-savvy bride, being creative could save you a lot of money.

When you begin to plan a wedding, the obvious costs are noted - venue, dress, rings, photographer all get added to the budget spreadsheet.

However, it's the finer details - such as wedding invites - that can actually end up costing more than you could ever have imagined. 

Unless you're budget savvy.

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Getting a professional company to design your wedding invites can cost a fortune, but here are some cute creative options that can leave you with a fuller purse and a smug feeling of being a successful 'DIY bride'.

1. Start with card
Ivory premium smooth card - 100 A4 sheets - £9

Card wedding invites

A pack of plain card opens a whole world of possibilities, and is a key starter ingredient for hand-made stationary. Shades of ivory and cream will give your invites a bit more of a stylish finish. 


2. Creative edging
Scalloped heart craft punch - £4.50
Heart border craft punch - £5.50

Paper cutters wedding 

The likes of Hobbycraft sell various paper punchers that can totally transform a piece of bog-standard card. Variations range from small singular cutouts to whole scalloped boarder designs.

You could also save the pieces of cut-out for tabletop confetti and tick off another job on the to-do list!


3. Stamp it
Day invitation wedding stamp - £6
Corner border wedding stamp - £3
Bride and groom wedding stamp - £3

Wedding stamps invites

Getting a cute stamp will mean that you can design your invites for super cheap. There's also a tonne of options for personalised stamps, which will give them a very unique touch.

In the same vein, there are also specific RSVP stamps that would save you having to fork out on even more stationary. Win.


4. Get gluing
Heart wooden shapes - £2 
Bare basics wooden hearts - £5 

Wooden hearts wedding

Dainty wooden hearts will add a finesse to your design - literally lifting it off the page and creating a classy 3D finish that will have your guests pawing your invite and commenting on how fabulous it looks.


5. Romantic ribbons 
Silver and cream hearts woven ribbon - 3m - £1
Red and cream woven love ribbon - 3m - £1
Assorted cotton lace ovals - 5m - £4.30

Ribbon wedding

If stick-on hearts aren't your thing, maybe some cute variations of ribbon and lace can enhance your design.


6. Sign it with style
Manuscript CalliCreative gold and silver marker pens - £4 

Calligraphy pens wedding

These easy-to-use calligraphy pens mean that you can make each and every invite a bespoke affair, which is bound to be a hit with your guests.

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Embrace your inner DIY Bride and get creative - not only will it save you money, but it will make your wedding planning a far more unique and memorable experience.

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