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Hi All, 

I'm Dan, new to the forum here and looking for some help and advice on saving some money on our wedding by doing as much as we can ourselves at low cost. If anyone has any hints,tips or frugal advice it would be much appreciated. I will share some of our ideas with the community as well!

We are creating our own save the date and wedding invitations at the moment, the style we've decided on is shabby chic. We found this awesome stamp to save some time and it's low cost as well. I would strongly recommend this to anyone making their own save the date and wedding invitations as well. 



  • juan2juan2 Posts: 49

    What is your budget? I think you should send out invites. If you are going to cut one cut the save the dates and send the invites a lil bit earlier. You can make nice invites and save the dates incredibly cheap though.

  • IyishiaIyishia Posts: 1

    I decided to make my own invitations and save the dates using an adobe trial, which enabled me to use Adobe indesign to make everything. I also downloaded an app on my phone that has videos of how to do things using the software, so that i could fully use the trial. I also have a software called Inkscape which is like a free version of adobe and is rather similar.

    As I wanted booklets for my invites i'm using a website ( to have them printed professionally, which i figure will save me the stress of attempting to print them myself.

    However, I'd also say look around for any local printers and ask them what their prices are, asking for varying quantities and paper weights, so that you can get an idea of how much it may cost to print them?


    Hopefully you'll find something helpful here! 


  • VicNVicN Posts: 1,352

    Obviously it might not be helpful to you but we sent our STD's out by ordering a stamp from The English Stamp Company for around £25 and then stamping it in our Christmas cards  - killed two birds with one stone x


    I made my own invitations using Publisher and downloaded a font I liked from a website called - this ensured that it didn't look generic, like it had been just made on Word using one of their stock fonts. I bought some envelopes called butterfly envelopes from a website called Imagine DIY that when folded, looked really effective, added all my printed inserts (when I had priced them up from specialist makers it came to around £600), sealed them with a sticker we made on Vistaprint and tied with ribbon. Cost me just over £100 for all the things I needed for the invitations. 

  • Terri-ann6Terri-ann6 Posts: 82

    We have sent save the dates via paperless post as they are free for about 20 (they cost coins and our card cost2 coins and you get 40 for free) 

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