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If you want to print affordable wedding invitations that, well, don't look like cheap wedding invitations, you've come to the right place. Everyone knows weddings can be expensive, but there's no reason to spend a large amount of money on wedding invitations when you can print affordable wedding invitations that look like you've spent thousands. The following details several tips and tricks you can use to print affordable wedding invitations that look expensive.
First and foremost, understand that you cannot get an “expensive” look for your wedding invitations from a desktop printer. If you print yours on a desktop printer, they will look cheap and tacky; conversely, professionally-printed wedding invitations will delight your guests and make your wedding seem even more special.
The good news is that professional printing doesn't have to be more expensive than desktop printing. In fact, once you add up the cost of specialty paper, desktop ink, the smearing and hassles, desktop printing often costs more than professional printing. Best of all, you can take advantage of steep discounts available from online printing companies such as PsPrint. Weddings are perfect for this because you can watch and wait for just the right discount. PsPrint offers discounts on wedding invitations as high as 60% — so you could get 100 professionally printed invitations for about $20.
Wedding invitation design
To save money, you might want to design your own wedding invitations. But if you do not have graphic design skills, then try PsPrint’s wedding invitation design templates. A good solution is to use a photograph of the bride and groom for your wedding invitations with a simple script font. A black and white photo with colored font can look very elegant indeed.
If you want something specially designed, ask friends and family members to see if anyone is a skilled designer. Or, go to your local community college to see if any art students need to build their portfolios. This can help you get professional-quality design at a steep discount, or even free. Finally, don't be afraid to ask your wedding invitation printing company if they can design your invitations for you. PsPrint’s Design Services Team would be happy to help design a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation for your big day.
High-quality paper and ink
Your choice of paper stocks and ink makes a huge difference in the quality and finished look of your wedding invitations. Go with super-thick 16-point gloss cover stock or eco-friendly 13-point 100 percent recycled matte cover stock. If you’re looking for something extra special, try our smooth 15-point velvet stock with soft-touch coating. Choose a printing company that uses eco-friendly soy inks, which produce some of the crispest and most vibrant colors. Another way to make your cheap wedding invitations look expensive is to stray from standard paper sizes; oversized invitations don't cost much more and can dress up your look exponentially.
You can add a touch of elegance or flair to your wedding invitations without spending much more than you would on standard invitations. Consider options such as foil stamps and die cuts to personalize your wedding invitations; these techniques appear expensive, but modern printing technology has actually made them cheaper than ever.