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How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

How to Save on Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations and wedding stationery can get expensive really fast.  There are a ton of add-ons and up-sells in the wedding invitation world.  If you don't want to break the bank on paper here are some money saving tips for wedding invitations.
1. Keep It Simple



Choose a simple design that doesn't have bulky embellishments or fancy adornments.  Heavy invitations cost you more to mail and you may have to pay a non-machinable surcharge if they are too thick or have protruding elements.  The simpler the design the more affordable it should be.
2. Use Standard Size Envelopes

The most common envelope size for invitations is an A7 5 1/4 inches x 7 1/4.  This means your invitation would be 5x7 inches.  Other common sizes are A6 or A9 (half a sheet of standard letter sized copy paper).  Stay away from square envelopes.  They cost .20 more in postage per envelope.  It may not seem like much but consider you are mailing on average 100 wedding invitati…

Baby Shower Game Prizes

I had a custom request for some woodland animal gift card holders with greenery.  I think they came out adorable if I do say so myself.  The animals are original drawings by Linda Saunders (mother and owner at Kards by Kaylee) Shop for them here. They are the perfect size for a gift card to giveaway as baby shower game prizes.
Uses: Baby Shower GiftsShower Game PrizesShower Favor holderDiaper Raffle Winner GiftAttendance Prize Giveaway



How would you use them? Comment below

Pumpkin Birthday Party Ideas

We chose a Pumpkin Birthday Party for our daughter's first birthday. We had pumpkin shaped cupcakes and pumpkin decorations. I love how it turned out. She was the perfect birthday girl. She got excited and loved on every toy and told each guest thank you. I will cherish those sweet memories forever. Now on to the birthday party ideas!








Pumpkin Birthday Party ActivityTo give the kids something to do we drew faces on mandarin oranges to look like mini pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns to fo along with the pumpkin party theme. It doubled as a snack so that was a win-win. CupcakesHere's a quick DIY from Preppy Kitchen on how to use mini bunt cake pans to make these adorable Pumpkin Cupcakes. We used those chocolate straws for the stems. They were a big hit.






Pumpkin Cupcakes - Little Pumpkin Birthday






I made the "1" banner from jute twine and ribbon from my stash. I decorated it with buttons and diecut the number 1 with my