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Cheap and Chic: 8 Affordable Wedding Invitations You’ll Love

three affordable wedding invitations laid out on a wood table with ribbon and envelopes

Your big day is approaching and the wedding planning has begun. While this momentous occasion is one that you’ll cherish forever, you might be feeling the pressure to find the perfect wedding invitation. After all, it’s the first impression of your wedding for all your invited guests. (Unless, of course, you’re sending save the dates.)

But you also have a budget to consider, and between the venue fees, reception costs, and food and beverage bill, you’re thinking that splurging on fancy paper might not be such a smart idea. Fortunately, you have options for finding affordable wedding invitations that won’t break the bank. (And yes, we’re here to show you how.)

Just remember that out of the billions of people on the planet, you found the perfect-for-you partner with whom you’ll spend the rest of your life. If you can pull that off, you can certainly find can’t-live-without wedding invitations that’ll make your heart melt (and your wallet sing).
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The Benefits of Digital Wedding Invitations, Plus 10 Exquisite Ideas

A bride and groom stand at a rustic alter in the woods

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting — and sometimes the most stressful — times of your life. But the joy of sharing your love with friends and family makes all the hard work more than worth the effort. We think planning a wedding should be a harmonious and fun time. From selecting wedding invitations and building a wedding website to trying on wedding dresses and indulging in different cake options, your experience should be one you look back on fondly.

Wedding invitations can be one of the biggest hassles when planning your union. Paper invites take a long time to select and design, and it can be hard to track down responses from some of your less-than-timely guests. That’s where digital wedding invitations come in. Here, we’ll show you the advantages of using digital wedding invites and share some stunning examples you can use to celebrate your love in style.
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19 Wedding Invitation Examples to Share Your Love Story

A couple gets rice thrown at them on their wedding day

Weddings are some of our favorite events. Months of planning — from choosing stunning wedding invitation examples to creating a tailored menu — culminate in a day filled with love and beauty. Cascading floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and all of your loved ones gathered to celebrate a new partnership — There’s truly nothing more beautiful than that.

We won’t keep you as we daydream about our love of all things wedding. After all, you’ve got planning to do! Keep scrolling for seriously stunning wedding invitation examples you can add to your wedding board as you start envisioning your big day.
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Small Wedding, Big Dreams: 5 Small Wedding Ideas for Your Intimate Day

Small wedding ideas: A backyard reception with only one family-size table of guests

Small weddings can make a big impact — on you and your partner, your guests, your photos, and, it must be said, your open bar. With an intimate ceremony, you have more space — literally, figuratively, and financially — to incorporate memorable details than you would with a larger wedding.

If you always dreamt of an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family members, we have plenty of small wedding ideas to help make your day memorable. From over-the-top venues to drool-worthy menus to cocktail options that will have even the best mixologists raising eyebrows, you can pull off a lot with very little.
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3…2…1…Shop: 20 Wedding Registry Ideas to Add to Your List

Wedding registry ideas: a table of wedding gifts

Next to cake tasting, picking out gifts for your registry might be the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process.

As an engaged couple, we hope you thoroughly enjoy selecting items for your registry, and we encourage you to have fun with it. At what other point in your life will you be able to hand-select dozens of potential gifts?

When piecing together your registry, remember to include items at a number of different price points. Ideally, you will also put together a registry that is convenient for your wedding guests to access. For example, stores with locations across multiple U.S. cities (like Williams Sonoma or Bed Bath & Beyond) or stores that allow online ordering (like Amazon) are great options. With that being said, wedding registries are also a great opportunity to support small, locally-owned businesses, so feel free to include that as an option for your local guests.

Once you’ve chosen where to register, Greenvelope can help you send the information to all your guests. You can add your registry details directly to your wedding invitation, so your guest will know where to find your favorite things.

And speaking of favorite things, we’re recommending our top 20 wedding registry ideas. From mixology bar sets to luxury bedding and must-have kitchen items, you’ll find potential wedding gifts that you’ll pine for as much as your fiance.
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Let Confetti Rain: 8 Wedding Reception Ideas to Start the Party

Wedding reception ideas: A bride and groom on the dance floor while confetti rains down around them

It’s your big day, your special moment, your once-in-a-lifetime evening. And while you’ll remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, you want it to be equally memorable for everyone on your guest list. You want all eyes on you at the wedding ceremony, but come the reception, you want each guest having the time of their life. You’re on the hunt for fun wedding reception ideas for all to enjoy, whether that means tweaking the cocktail hour, offering activities beyond the dance floor, or getting really creative with table settings.

Your wedding reception should be a blend of your and your soon-to-be-forever partner’s personalities. Now is the time to take a good hard look at your wedding reception venue, and find ways to put your unique touch on the decor, menu, and party favors.
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Raise Your Glass: 60 Marriage Quotes for Toasts, Vows, or Cards

Marriage quotes: A bride and groom stand in front of an officiant

Vows. Speeches. Toasts. And more toasts.

Come wedding day, there are plenty of people picking up the mic. And while we love to see the creative genius that comes out in a quality wedding toast, we understand if you need a few wise words to fill in the cracks. And, if you’re looking for a marriage quote that will inspire guests to clink champagne glasses, you came to the right place.

From classic authors to pop culture icons, men and women throughout history continue to share their marriage advice and anecdotes. Below, we’re sharing 60 beautiful wedding quotes on love and marriage.
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10 Wedding Guest Book Ideas That Are More Creative Than Paper

Wedding guest book ideas: a traditional guest book and pen

“I don’t want wedding planning to end!”

Over the past several weeks, you found yourself thinking this sentence on repeat. With each RSVP that rolls in, and each wedding to-do crossed off your list, you find yourself clinging to the planning process. Of course you’re excited to finally be married to your forever wedding date — you are.  But you love selecting every detail of your wedding day, from the wedding guest book ideas to the reception menu, and you don’t want the experience to end.

You are so, so not alone.

Your wedding date will be one of the most magical days of your life — and it’s only natural to want to relive it. That’s why couples produce wedding photos and videos, assign wedding hashtags, and find other ways to hold tight to their wedding memories.

One way to relive your wedding day — and remember all who shared in the experience — is to place a wedding book at your reception. Below, we’re sharing unique wedding guest book ideas to commemorate your wonderful day.
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Wedding Words to Know and Use in Your Invitations, Vows, or Cards

Wedding words: a reception table with block letters that spell "LOVE"

With so many different elements that make up the perfect celebration, weddings come with a language all of their own. In this guide, we’ll take you through the wedding words that matter most, along with some suggestions on wording to use inside a wedding card.
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10 Dream Letterpress Wedding Invitations at Your Dream Price

Three letterpress wedding invitations laid out on fabric with flowers, ribbons, and a wax seal

You’re in the midst of planning your dream wedding, ready to select your invitations. You browsed through fonts, stationery, and designs, and ultimately set your heart on custom letterpress wedding invitations.

That is, until you saw the price.

A letterpress wedding invitation, while luxurious in both appearance and texture, is one of the more expensive options out there. And this limits your design options, as the price typically increases depending on the weight of the paper, how many colors you include, and your other chosen design elements.

Luckily for you, Greenvelope offers an affordable alternative to letterpress invitations. You still get the same, three-dimensional design without the hefty price tag. Plus, unlike most letterpress wedding invitations, you’re not limited by colors or typefaces. Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite letterpress wedding invitations, and going over why Greenvelope offers an affordable alternative for your dream design.
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