Monday, December 15, 2014

Custom Invitations can $ave you Money!

Choosing your event stationery can be a fun and personal experience. There are literally thousands of invitation brands and styles to choose from. There are different printing methods, paper and envelope choices and lettering styles. Some couples find the right look, but the price can be a bit shocking for smaller budgets. Because of this, many couples feel they have to choose a cookie-cutter style, thinking there is no way they can afford something custom tailored to fit their event needs.

Contrary to popular belief, choosing custom invitations can actually save you money, depending on the method of production. Many albums and stationery dealers offer pre-printed product blanks that are then printed a second time with your event information, upon your order. This method results in repeated production and a higher cost to the customer. Affordable Wedding Invites offers custom digital products, which are becoming more popular. You can collaborate with our designer, Kelly to create the perfect look. Then, the finished design is printed only once, resulting in reduced production fees.

For example. The first image is a Woodsy Monogram invitation by Carlson Craft, which is pre-printed with the bark and heart border. Then the event info is printed in raised ink when the customer places an order. This invitation and blank envelopes is about $198.80 for 100 invitations. If you choose to include a respond card, and the printed envelope liner (as shown), this adds another $138.00 for 100 sets.

A similar option, printed digitally (a single production run), can be custom designed in any color and printed with blank envelopes for as low as $1.25 each. This set features a reply postcard, which saves postage and the added expense of small printed return envelopes.

Like the simplicity of the Chalkboard style invitations? A simple Rehearsal Dinner invitation by Wedding Paper Divas cost $1.69 each for just 50 invitations. This flat card is printed with both sides in Black on Signature Matte Cover with envelopes.

A similar design by Affordable Wedding Invites is only about $57.50 for 50 invitations with envelopes. This price also includes custom design fees for a one-of-a-kind style.

Our House Brand paper stocks are 100# Cover in your choice of Bright White or Natural Ecru. You can also choose to upgrade to any metallic or Linen Textured paper at additional cost. Our Black and White invitation production fees start as low as $0.35 each! Your custom design can be created for a flat fee of $40 - $60.

For a Natural Kraft with floral theme, you could pay $1.79 each for 50 of these "Initial Blooms" invitations, available in a few select color choices by Wedding Paper Divas. The back of this style is also printed with a floral pattern.

Or you can work with our designer to create your own style, like this mason jar themed bridal shower invitation. This similar design by Affordable Wedding Invites is just under $1.50 each for 50 invitation sets with envelopes. Again, this cost includes custom design and any color theme.

We offer a free sample of your final design on up to 3 paper stock options for you to make your final selection and check colors before printing your entire order. Color matching is available for hard to find color combinations.

For a rustic style, this Typography invitation by Ann's Bridal Bargains adds up to $150.00 for 100 sets with envelopes and one insert card. 2-color combinations and 2-font combinations are available with this selection.

A comparable digital version by Affordable Wedding invites was created for just under $167.00 for 100 invitation sets with insert card and envelopes, including custom design in Full color (any amount of colors) and our font options are endless.

Choosing custom invitations also gives you the option to personalize your invitations, RSVP options and more. Contact us today for your consultation, or for a free sample by mail.

Why choose Affordable Wedding Invites?
• Professional Custom Design Services
• Personal Assistance by an Experienced Professional
• Unlimited Choices of Colors, Papers and Envelopes, Fonts and Layout Options
• FREE Hard Proof of Your Final Selection Before Printing
• 4-10 Working Days Production with 2-3 Day Shipping