Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates

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Today I shared great news about your wedding invitations & Save the Date cards – they can be very simple, and very affordable, AND you don’t need to spend a ton of time stressing out about all the tiny details!


My #1 Wedding Invitation Shopping Tip

Keep it simple!  Think about what your invitation is doing – it’s telling your guest who, what, when & where.  You can use traditional language, or free form the wording to make it a bit less formal and more personal.

For a really simple & affordable invitation, forget all the extra overwhelm – seals, additional envelopes, tissue liner, bands, etc.  It’s totally unnecessary!


OK, so what goes inside the envelope?

The invitation, and a response card – that’s it!  You can add an “enclosure card” or reception card if you’d like to add details like a map, directions, info about parking, etc – but it’s totally optional.


See?  Keep it simple!  Shop more styles like this by clicking the image below –

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When should we send our wedding invitations?

What they say: 6-8 weeks in advance of your wedding date.

What I say: 2-3 months in advance.  It won’t hurt to give people some additional time to mark their calendars & finalize travel arrangements.


Postage Tips

You know what would be heartbreaking?  To stamp & mail 100 invitations, only to find out you didn’t use enough postage.  Ugh.

To avoid this, take a fully assembled, sealed and addressed envelope to a postal clerk at the post office, and have them measure & weigh it.

It is standard courtesy to pre-stamp the response card envelope as well.  Include postage in your wedding invitation budget so that it’s not a surprise at the end!



In today’s show, I ran through pricing for 100 mid-range invitations and response cards.  Using a promo code and free shipping, you’re looking at just $2.25 per invite.

Wedding Paper Divas will also allow you to order up to 8 samples FREE to be sure you’re getting the exact color, paper & font you want.
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My Wedding Invitations?

You may know from past episodes that John & I did NOT spend a ton of money on our wedding.  However, there was no way in heck I was going to mess with digital downloads and DIY print jobs at home.  So when we found invitations via Wedding Paper Divas that were simple and affordable, we pulled the trigger.  Are there cheaper options out there?  I’m sure there are.  But just the same as I love & trust Target and Costco, I feel the same way about Shutterfly for online photos & printing, and their sister company … Wedding Paper Divas.

Listen to the full Wedding Invitation Podcast episode here!



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Bye bye, Wedding Overwhelm!

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At least you are after today’s episode!  In the show, I reviewed my favorite THREE WAYS to get over feeling utterly overwhelmed by your wedding.

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Pinterest is the perfect organizing tool for right-brained creatives.  It is hands-down my favorite visual tool for organizing inspiration and building themes.  I suggest making individual boards for specific wedding planning areas (rather than a big board titled WEDDING).

Have separate collections for food & drinks, favors, place card table, bridal shower, dresses, jewelry, hair & make up, shoes … you get it.  You can even keep boards secret, and only share them with people who you select.

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To help you beat wedding overwhelm.

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Talk soon!

xo Kara


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