I know with the economy that many of you want to save money on your Save the Dates. Remember that getting cheap Save the Dates does not always mean you have to compromise and buy low quality cards. You just have to be a smart shopper. To make it easy, I have compiled a list of tips for how to get inexpensive Save the Date cards and save money.
1. Do Your Research
The first thing you need to do to find cheap save the date cards is to do your research. What you need to do is understand what the various offerings are. Luckily, with the Internet you can do research from the comfort of your own home and explore the many places to buy Save the Dates. If you’ve come to SaveTheDates.com you are in luck because we have done a lot of the hard work for you. We are familiar with all of the vendors online.
If you want to spend as little as possible we recommend VistaPrint. They have pretty basic cards that start as low as $0.69 per card. And they even have a deal where you can get your first 30 cards for free (terms apply).
Another inexpensive option is Postcards.com. They have cards that cost only a little over $1.00 per card. Just check out their wedding collection in the greeting cards area.
2. Find Save the Date Coupons or Deals
Many Save the Date providers have sales or promotions that can save you money for shopping for certain products or if you use a coupon code. We compile all the latest Save the Date coupons and deals on a weekly basis. If you are patient and have time to wait many Save the Date vendors will have sales every 2-3 months or so.
Also, for some vendors you can save money by signing up for their email newsletters. Basically, you sign up to receive emails from them and as a reward they will send you a coupon to save money on your first purchase.
3. Compare Quality & Cost
The old mantra of you get what you pay for is definitely still true. I like to look for the best value for what I buy. The way I work is I set a budget for a purchase. Once I have a clear idea for how much I want to spend I look for what the best options are in my price range. Based on that I look for the highest quality product for the best price. Sometimes I end up spending on the high end of my budget to get the best value!
4. Consider Postcards
With Save the Dates Postcards you don’t have to worry about envelopes. So you save the cost of envelopes. You also pay less in postage since the postage fee for an envelope is $0.28 vs. $0.44 for an envelope. So you save $0.18 per Save the Date. If you have a lot of guests that can add up!
You can find postcard Save the Dates at Wedding Paper Divas that start at only $0.94 cents per card.
5. Buy in Volume
For many vendors the more cards you buy the more money you save. To get the best pricing you often have to buy more than 100 cards. If you don’t have that many invites to send then it doesn’t make sense to buy extra cards that won’t be used. Although, I do always recommend to my friends to buy at least 5-15 cards more than they think they will use. Sometimes you just forget someone and you will also want to keep a few as keepsakes to remember.
You can also save money by buying all your wedding stationary from the same company. For example if you buy your wedding Save the Dates, bridal shower invites, wedding invitations and thank you cards from the same place you can get discounts. In fact Wedding Paper Divas has an offer where you can get free Save the Dates. Basically how it works is they give you a coupon for the price of your Save the Dates that you can use towards your wedding invitations.