Many major retailers sell simple kits that allow you to print your own wedding invitations at home. You'll find plenty of different styles to suit any type of wedding, most for less than $100. If you can't find the right invitations in one of these kits, try a specialty paper retailer like Southworth or Paper Source. Both of these companies offer lots of products and ideas to help you customize your invitations with ribbons and other extras, either on their Web sites or at special in-store workshops.
You can also duplicate the rich texture of a traditional engraved invitation by purchasing a custom embosser. Use the embosser to press your initials, names or a beautiful design into the cards to give them the look of more expensive invitations for a fraction of the cost. Another option is to commission a custom stamp with all your basic wedding information. Instead of filling in each card on your home printer, use the stamp to add a touch of elegance. Print your favorite photo on vellum and include it along with the invitation. Don't forget to include a matching response card so your guests can RSVP with ease.