Choosing a simple style such as a plain white card with black text can be cheaper that more intricate cards. However, simplicity adds a stylish, timeless feel that can make the card appear more expensive than it is.
Another option would be to choose a simple card and then add embellishments yourself such as ribbons, raffia, satin flowers or diamantés.
Some suppliers can supply their wedding stationery designs flat pack without inserts. This can reduce the cost significantly, sometimes up to 25% off the original price. All you need to do then is, using your home printer, print off the inserts and glue them to the inside of the card.
When choosing your stationery you can look at ways to cut down costs such as not sending a reply card with your wedding invitations. Instead include the RSVP address on the wedding invite along with your telephone or email. You might even want to set-up a wedding website and allow your guests to RSVP online.
When looking for your wedding invitations always make sure that you see a sample before ordering. This is especially important when ordering Cheap Wedding Invitations as some suppliers will use poorer quality materials. You might find that the invites are made out of very thin paper or card and the printing is not of a high standard. However, don't let this put you off. As mentioned before in this article simple designs are often cheaper. This is because they are easier to print and generally not due to the fact that low quality materials are used.
Other areas to consider reducing costs on is not providing menus. Although these can look nice on your reception tables they are not always needed. Most weddings have a fixed menu or if the guests have a choice it will have been made in advance.
Table plans are only necessary if you are having a large wedding. For smaller numbers consider just putting a place card out for each guest.
If, after looking around, you are still stuck on what invitations to buy then why not contact a few stationery designers. If you give them your budget they should be able to design something wonderful that doesn't cost a small fortune.