Congratulations on your wedding! It is the time of excitement and endless ‘to-dos.’ There is countless planning, shopping (and bargaining), partying, running around, follow-ups, fittings and menu tastings. The list is never-ending. This is true for especially the Indian bride and groom, for whom, wedding festivities start way before the wedding and often, do not end without a spillover!
It is also the time when you lose track of where your hard-earned money is going. While there is no limit to how much you can spend on weddings, for some, this is a time where they may lose the savings of their lifetime. One of the many components which take a lot of resources (or can save you a lot of resources), is your wedding invitations. There are options galore waiting for you to choose from, but if you are looking for choices to save you some of your money, we are here to assist you in your hunt. Read on to know about our experts’ advice on cost saving invitations.
Option One – Go Online
There is a whole world of online cards out there that are standard, and therefore, economical. They may not have the bling, or the emboss, but they serve their primary purpose – of inviting your loved ones to share your happiness with them. Further, the cost of cards can be substantially controlled by regulating factors like paper type, the number of colors and types of printing (gloss, matte, embossed, etc.). If you want to control the cost even further, consider sending an e-card! Its quick, easy and free!
Print Your Own
It may sound like a very time-consuming option but trust us! This is the easiest way you can choose to cut down on cost. With so many easy-to-customize options available over the internet, all you have to do is zero down on what you like the most and customize. Get extra help in selecting, if you like. Remember, to save time and effort, have the same standard card for everyone! We know that you might want to send personalized cards to each person. However, it might be best to have the same, standard card for everyone, printed the same way. This will save you the trouble later in shipping as well. Once your card format is ready, take it in a pdf and find a printer! Yes, it is that easy!
One tip – one of the most important things that almost all matrimonial sites would propagate would be to print some extras, for just-in-case scenarios! And trust us, you should do it.
Who says cards have to be printed and posted? Agreed, more often than not, we are used to seeing cards that are printed. But there are a lot of innovative ideas that can be used instead. For example, for a beach wedding, you could add sand to your card, or for a gurudwara wedding, find a way to add a verse from the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text for the Sikhs.
There are other options available too (look for matrimony related articles or magazines). For example, invest in a good handmade sheet and some DIY tutorials to create a card that will show your flair for creativity, and at the same time, save you thousands of rupees.
So, do some research and save thousands!