Save Money on Your Save the Dates!

When it comes to wedding stationery, there is just so much out there. No, seriously. If you’ve ever typed the words “Vintage Wedding <insert object here>” into any search engine, the results are completely overwhelming — and most all of it is exuberantly overpriced for what you get. Honestly, I have gotten a little teary-eyed thinking, “how am I going to be able to have a beautiful wedding if paper costs that much?!” However, armed with several cups of coffee to keep me going and my puppy to cuddle when things got scary, I was able to narrow down a wonderful option. Now that our Save the Date cards have been sent out, I wanted to share what I learned, because I got exactly what I wanted for a very affordable price.

First, I would like to mention that there are many places that you can shop. I prefer to do online shopping because I feel it’s easier to compare pricing and reviews with just a few clicks of a button. If online shopping is not for you, rest assured that there are many shops and wedding boutiques in brick-and-mortar locations that you can physically order your wedding stationery from. You will absolutely pay more for this service, but you also get the opportunity to feel the paper and see your options in person instead of a computer screen.

As far as the look and style of our Save the Date cards, I wanted it to be fun and casual — just like my sweetheart and I are. We are not very serious people, nor are we having a formal wedding, so I felt that finding something that would still feel vintage in taste without all of the elegant flourishes would be the ideal match.

Sounds easy enough, right??

After looking through several websites and hundreds of designs, I narrowed my selections down to come from one of three options: Etsy, Vista Print, or Wedding Paper Divas. Etsy offered so many beautiful hand-crafted designs, but the pricing was a little high for my liking for just Save the Date cards. Wedding Paper Divas had a huge selection of all sorts of lacework, metallic lettering, and many different types of paper to choose from, but again, the price just could not be justified. So, I decided to design my own layout and use Vista Print to create my one-of-a-kind Save the Date cards!

I used Photoshop to design and create my own Save the Date cards, then uploaded my completed design to VistaPrint!

I have used VistaPrint in the past for business cards, and was absolutely pleased with how our Save the Date cards turned out. They have such fair pricing, and usually some kind of sale or coupon code to apply!

Getting things checked off the Wedding To-Do list definitely makes me feel like I’m accomplishing things … that is, until I look at that list of things still yet to be done! Haha!

Stay tuned as I share more money-saving and other vintage-inspired tips and tricks I’m utilizing for my Very Vintage Wedding!


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