10 Creative and Cost-saving Wedding Invitations


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Go Vintage
You can find a variety of silk scarves at thrift shops and vintage boutiques for pennies on the dollar.
You can find a variety of silk scarves at thrift shops and vintage boutiques for pennies on the dollar.
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Invitations made from nontraditional materials can give your wedding a vintage twist. Instead of choosing between white and ivory cardstock, look for classic items you can transform into unique wedding invitations. Consider printing your wedding details on vintage scarves, handkerchiefs or scraps of fine silk. These items lend elegance to your wedding, and by reusing these items, you'll establish an eco-friendly vibe. An inkjet fabric printer allows you to print details on scarves or silk at home, which can save you big bucks.

Some other vintage options for printing include homemade paper, textured cardstock made from seeds and flower petals, or paper scraps from a local antique store. Check eBay for vintage seed packages of your state flower, then place them in a frame and print your wedding details on the back.

When you're using vintage invitations, not just any envelope will do. Use lace doilies or old photographs to line envelopes, and consider adding vintage stamps to complete the look.