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Save the Dates & Invitations

Do not feel like you have to go overboard here. As much as you want to believe that people are going to hold on to your invitation or save the date if it is super cute, the truth is they probably won’t. Don’t blow your budget on something that is going in the trash.


Minted – They have some really cool designs and great prices.

Zola – Zola is a one-stop shop for everything wedding website, and can do online RSVP by uploading your guest list in their spreadsheet format. From there, when you order save the dates and invitations, they automatically address the envelopes for free!

($50 Zola Credit toward Registry, Invites, or Save the Dates here for 365 readers!)

Invitations – Zola

Zazzle – This is a super cheap option that can be used for showers and engagement parties also. 

These are great affordable options ranging from $1-3 on average per invitation with super high end being closer to $5/invite. Also look into doing an online RSVP to save money on additional paper, stamps, envelopes etc. for people to return. 

Paper Goods

This is also a good time to think about who you would like to use for signage on the wedding day —table assignments signs, any welcome signage, menu’s, programs (program fans if outdoor wedding) etc. Zola, Minted, and Zazzle are good for those, as well as some fun stuff on Etsy. With Etsy, you can also find some independent calligraphers who do amazing work. 

($50 Zola Credit Here)

A local vendor idea could be Percolator Press for prints, or Scripted Reverie, a local favorite, for anything hand written.

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