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10 DIY ways to print affordable wedding stationery

Wedding stationery is an essential component of any wedding day. But, it’s no secret that it can be expensive. When you factor in wedding Save the Dates, Invites, RSVPs and extras like Envelope Liners, Belly Bands and Tags, you can have a hefty bill before you’ve even got to your on the day print like Menus, Place Names, Table Plans and Order of Services.

Read our 10 ways to make your wedding stationery printing cheaper below…


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DIY Wedding Favours

Wedding favours printed at

Image: Pinterest


Save on the cost of wedding favours by doing it yourself. Sure, it might take a little time, but you can guarantee you’ll not only be saving on the cost of the favours, you’ll also save money by staying in a few evenings a week to get them complete.


Create your DIY favours


Create your own Invites

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Don’t pay someone else to be the middle man! Cut out the excess cost by going it alone. Create your own Wedding Invite designs and print them yourself.




Work out what you really need

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Using some small print hacks for the wedding day can be a lifesaver when it comes to affordability. How about doubling up your Place Names with your Favours? Or perhaps, skip the table names and choose an impressive Table Plan.


Figure out the essentials


Get inspired by others

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Saving money on your print is easy when you see how other’s are doing it. Get inspired to save money on Wedding Print by taking inspiration from these 30 wedding stationers on Instagram.


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Double impact table names

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Your Table Names and Place Settings can double up as favours if you’re creative. Don’t stick to standard numbered tables – have a little fun! We’ll show you how with these 10 fun ideas.


10 ways to name your tables


Discover the versatile Sticker

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Stickers are the affordable, easy, versatile way to add a little extra to your Wedding Stationery, without breaking the budget. From sealing Envelopes to adding extra to your table settings, discover 5 ways to use them, here.


5 ways to use Stickers 


Choose the right paper

Gesso Paper stock

Image credit: Anna Gwenlian


Ensuring sure you choose the right paper stock is important. Why? Because your paper helps carry your theme, set the tone and also add a little depth to your designs. Choosing the right paper can mean that you need to add less embellishments – saving you money!


Find your paper


Look for offers and discount saving schemes


From loyalty programmes (like our Printed Points system) to bundle offers, there are lots of ways to save on your stationery. We’ve got five top tips below, so do your wallet a favour and check them out before you order.


5 ways to save on print


Discover print hacks to save money

Lottery ticket DIY wedding favours

Image: Lucian Wickham-Hurd


Using Folded Leaflets or Postcards as a base for your Invites, Menus or Order of Services is a quick money saving hack that you need to know about! Plus, with loads of paper stocks on offer, no one will know your secret.


6 ways to use Folded Leaflets

6 ways to use Postcards


Save money on your memories


Printing your memories can get expensive. Save money with our creative tips for photography after the big day here.


Make your memories affordable


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Jack knows everything there is to know about print. With nearly 20 years’ experience, he's an expert in everything from print floor processes to product specifications. When he’s not flexing his printing knowledge you’ll find him looking after his cat, Turnip. No really. That’s her actual name.

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