Everyone likes saving money when possible and printing your own bridal shower invitations can help save some money if your are up to the challenge but before you jump into the deep end with no life jacket here are a few things you should know.
3 Things To Know About Printing Your Own Invitations
Paper and Ink Are Not Free – Unlike regular printer paper that is $5 for 500 sheets of paper, a higher quality cardstock will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-$10 for 25 sheets. 25 sheets are cardstock will produce 50 invitations. Also in order to print 50 invitations you may use up to half your ink cartages, which is going to cost you around $15.
Home Printers Have Limits – Most home printers will only be able to print on a 60-80lb cardstock. Any heavier weight cardstock will not be able to be processed by a home printer. Most professional invitation companies will print on 100-120lb cardstock which will be noticeable thicker and more durable.
Paper Cutter is a Must –You will be able to fit 2 invitations per sheet of paper so don’t even think about breaking out your scissors to cut out the invitations. If you use scissors your cards will be an uneven disaster. Either use a paper cutter or take them to Kinkos to have them cut out.
Cost Difference Between Printing Invitations And Making At Home
Here is the cost difference between printing your invitations at home vs. having them professionally printed.
At Home Printing – 50 Invitations
Paper Cost – $10
Ink – $15
Envelopes – $3.50
Total Cost – $28.50
Professional Printing – 50 Invitations
Invitation – $48
Envelopes – Free
Total Cost – $48
If you have decided that printing your own bridal shower invitations is not for you. I would recommend checking out Basic Invite. They are have hundreds of different designs that can be fully customized with over 150 different colors as well as a 100 different font styles.
However, with all of that being said if you are still interested in printing your won invitations here are 5 super cute bridal shower printables that are free to download.