UKbride Member Request 1 Jan 2019

Wedding stationery costs

How do you cut down on stationery costs? I would love to do them myself but I am not very creative...

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

We did our invites on vistaprint during their up to 60% off sale.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

We did ours from Pinterest free downloads

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I got mine from Aldi on the special buys and then I’ve just made my own extra bits on the computer and printed them. Worth keeping an eye out at places you wouldn’t normally expect to have wedding things. The range is also quite good for stocking reasonably priced wedding stuff x

Catherine Wright
Catherine Wright 2 Jan 2019

I used it for our RSVP cards and our invites loads of great designs and can personalise them x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

If your okay with a completely plain invite, poundland has some, but hobbycraft is okay as well can get a complete stationary set so rsvp, save the dates, invites and paper insert plus the envolopes for around 26 quid contains 25

Katie Hewitt
Katie Hewitt 2 Jan 2019

I second vistaprint - wait til they have a sale on. Our invites looked quite good and only worked out about 50p each I think?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

Vistaprint always have discounts on

Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges 2 Jan 2019

Just bought some card and printed them ourselves. They look professional (I think).

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

Look at occasionsbyrebecca online, she did ours and we loved them. Very reasonable. Also place names and table numbers.

Angela Christie
Angela Christie 2 Jan 2019

I used a mixture of eBay we had postcard invites, Aldi for place cards,I did the order of service

Cherie Faherty
Cherie Faherty 2 Jan 2019

We used hobby crafts and then just printed some bits on the computer so was just a case of putting them together.. guest loved the theme and the personal touches to them xx

Lauren Townsend
Lauren Townsend 2 Jan 2019

Vistaprint for me. But I work at a wedding venue and a lot of couples are now doing email invites. You can track the RSVPs easily this way too....

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

Hey can provide a pdf design that you can print of at home for £10 xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I used Nottingham printing who designed and made all of our wedding stationary. I sent over pictures for ideas and the altered things until we had a design that I loved. Invites (65) rsvp (65) cards, menus (7), table numbers (10) seating plans and order of service (75) all cost me around £100. Definitely recommend x

Lauren Kirby
Lauren Kirby 2 Jan 2019

I designed ours on photoshop, then printed them at as postcards which makes them cheaper. We had a wedding website that guests could use to rsvp so we didn’t have to send out rsvp cards either. I bought blank pearlised place cards from the Range and handwrote all the names in a fancy font, took a while but I think they looked good!

Chrissy Walker
Chrissy Walker 2 Jan 2019

I ordered a sample of a few I liked on eBay then used one of them as a guide and made my own!! Cost me £87 to make Instead of £300 to buy!! xxx

Tonye Brown
Tonye Brown 2 Jan 2019

I got mine from hobbycraft. I assume they are getting a new ranges because I got everything at 75% off

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 2 Jan 2019

I bought the blank cards from the range printed on to them. The invite included all info including directions. Also included the RSVP card which also had the menu choices etc on it too. Saved a fortune doing it this way!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I used dotty about paper website

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I got these from card factory and added the pearls and flower

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Cecilia Lake-Benson
Cecilia Lake-Benson 2 Jan 2019

Card factory do them, you could get a set of wedding themed craft stickers to personalise

Amee Goulding
Amee Goulding 2 Jan 2019

I made my own save the date and invites myself using ebay for blank cards and my printer.
I went to the works and bought some love heart chalk stands for £1. Whole lot cost £25 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I used Vista print. Uploaded my own image so they would be totally unique. I couldn't get an RSVP that I liked so got from eBay. Saved a fortune.

Jordan Alexandra
Jordan Alexandra 2 Jan 2019

Got from Aldi for like 15 for 50

Kimberley Hall
Kimberley Hall 2 Jan 2019

Zazzle have lots of designs or just plain invites that you can fully design yourself. Done all my invites, RSVP, general information for less than £90 and i have 35 of each. All come with envelopes too x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

Do you have any creativd friends or family. Visit hobbycraft they have all sorts of stuff and it may help for some inspiration. I intend to make my own but i make cards all the time.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

Paperbliss do amazing DIY kits, Im not that creative but really enjoyed making them and got loads of great feedback. Under £120 for 102 invites. This included the invite, directions, accommodation info, RSVP envelopes and a personalised belly band for the folder everything went in. You print them at home but there are templates to use on their website.

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

There's some lovely stuff on Etsy which isn't expensive

Meghan McCrimmon
Meghan McCrimmon 2 Jan 2019

Look, if I can do it, you can do it. We designed them on Word (I can send you the template if you want), printed them on our normal printer but on textured paper, cut them with a guillotine I bought on amazon for £14 and used glue dots to stick them to plain card. We experimented with fonts that we downloaded for free from some website. I added a little gem on the top. Total materials cost us about £40 to make around 120 invites. Just try it, start somewhere and see where you get to.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Jan 2019

I just had 2 separate invites for day and evening guests. All the inserts, I did myself and luckily my work let me print them. I got mine through and it cost me £75 for 55 invites (which included a little gem stone). I also made my order of service too. I was on a tight budget too. I used for little extras if you can accommodate 6-8 weeks delivery. Well worth it though for the savings you can make.

Gemma Barrington
Gemma Barrington 2 Jan 2019

Vista print do some great offers or you can buy invites from places like Aldi and Paperchse x

Sharon Lockyer
Sharon Lockyer 3 Jan 2019

Poundland did a range of wedding stationery last year, would be worth a look

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 3 Jan 2019

Skip invites etc and make a wedding website!


Sign up for free, add any pages you want. Has a count down, people can refer to all details such as menu, accommodation near by. Plus you can monitor your numbers and meal choices so easily! Very easy to use set up.

Add photo journey pages, stag and hen info... it’s amazing!!! Highly recommend. For those not on internet, it’s easy enough to call and change/add manually to guest list!

Charlotte Wright
Charlotte Wright 3 Jan 2019

Go on Vistaprint or go on Microsoft Word and see if you can find a good background layout to match your wedding invitations. You'll save a lot of money that way! :)

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 7 Jan 2019

im making mine got everything from hobbycraft and ebay only thing is I wish I had more of a plan because i had a couple of hiccups but making them is special and you get what you want xx


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