The Best Affordable Wedding Invitations

Take a look at beautiful, inexpensive wedding invitations from Minted.

While some pairs choose to go all out with couture wedding invitation designs, many couples find that they can create a similar look with affordable wedding invitations from online retailers such as Minted. See some of our favorite inexpensive wedding invitations!

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Wedding invitations are one of the most exciting parts of the wedding-planning process, as they're the first impression of your big day that loved ones will look forward to receiving in their mailbox. If you chose to send save-the-date cards, you may have already introduced a look into your wedding details; however, a printed invitation suite should truly capture the overall look and feel of the nuptials to come.

As you've been browsing Pinterest, social media, wedding websites, and magazines for inspiration, you've likely come across a wide assortment of invitations. Some of these may be one-of-a-kind designs by a professional stationer or shop owner, others may be a very basic invite at an affordable price point, and some of our absolute favorites are stationery suites that marry custom invitations with affordable invitations. Minted offers an incredible collection of absolutely gorgeous printed invitations designed by independent artists complete with elegant foil stamping or letterpress printing, customization options, and high-quality printing – all at an affordable price point.

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Affordable & Cheap Wedding Invitations (That Don't Look Cheap) 

Whether you desire a full collection for your wedding stationery, including the wedding invite as well as enclosure cards such as detail cards and response cards, or an all-in-one wedding invitation created by independent designers, you and your spouse-to-be will find hundreds of invitation design options for your big day. 

With the finest quality paper stocks and the best artisan printers, your own wedding invitations will be the perfect first impression for your wedding. Since your wedding invitation will set the tone for the entire celebration, choose a design that fits your style, color palette, and reflects your personalities. Minted offers unique ways to customize high-quality wedding stationery from independent designers, as couples can choose from standard printing, luxurious letterpress printing, shimmering foil-press printing, and an elegant gloss-press printing technique exclusive to Minted. 

Even better, Minted also offers free guest address printing in stylish designs and script fonts that will wow your guests as soon as they see the envelope – and if you're interested in free samples to see the printing methods, paper types, and finishing touches up close, Minted offers a free sample kit to help you decide before you purchase your wedding invites! For a more couture feel, Minted offers a completely custom design starting at just $100. Need more assistance? Schedule free virtual consultations to find an impressive invitation suite that fits your style! 

Browse elegant and cheap wedding invitations – that don't look inexpensive – online at, and see some of our favorite elegant wedding invitations below:

"Aesthetic" Invitation

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"Beauty of Nature" Invitation

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"Fall Garden Bouquet" Invitation

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"Emblem" Invitation

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"Emblem" wedding invitations in Champagne by Everett Paper Goods for Minted

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"Watercolor Dune" Invitation

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"Leaf Cascade" Invitation

Minted Leaf Cascade - Rustic Wedding Invitations in Latte by Alethea and Ruth

"Leaf Cascade" wedding invitations in Latte by Alethea and Ruth for Minted

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"Legacy" Invitation

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"Preserved Fall Botanicals" Invitation

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"Blooms" Invitation

Minted Blooms - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Mauve by Everett Paper Goods

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"Whispered Leaves" Invitation

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"Over Monogram" Invitation

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"Lovely" Invitation

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"Kenai" Invitation

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"Burnished" Invitation

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"Falling in Love" Invitation

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"Sketched Mountains" Invitation

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"Bohemian Pampas" Invitation

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"Black Tie Option" Invitation

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"Softly Layered" Invitation

Minted Softly Layered - Wedding Invitations in Blush by Everett Paper Goods.

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"Autumne" Invitation

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What's Included in a Wedding Invitation Suite? 

If you're looking for affordable wedding invitations to save money, you'll want to find cheap invitations that don't look cheap or flimsy and offer plenty of customization opportunities to ensure your paper invitations highlight the overall vibe of your celebration. Whether you incorporate gold foil-stamped details to hint at the gold color palette to come or preview your venue type or setting with a sketch of the mountains, the design process should be a fun way to get excited about sharing your wedding with loved ones. 

Wedding Invite 

Whether you choose classic, traditional invitations or modern custom photo wedding invitations for your big day, wedding invitations are the first printed detail your guests will receive that share the same mood, style, and vibe as your wedding. The basic invite information lists most of what guests need to know for your event, including your full names, the date, and the location, as well as who is hosting your wedding celebration. 

RSVP Card 

Sometimes called response cards or reply cards, RSVP cards are almost always included in the wedding stationery suite – unless the couple is only asking for responses to come through their wedding website. We always recommend including an RSVP card with an envelope that's been stamped with postage, so friends and family can easily share their attendance or regrets by the deadline provided. 

Many couples looking for cheap wedding invitations are now electing to use an RSVP postcard in lieu of the traditional card/envelope set. This can save you costs in paper, printing, and postage. 

Reception & Direction Cards 

In addition to the invite itself, your suite may also include an array of enclosure cards. These additional cards may include details such as the dress code for your event (note: for black-tie weddings, the dress code is traditionally included on the invitations), directions or parking details, accommodation information, travel suggestions, rehearsal dinner or welcome party information, and more. For destination weddings especially, many couples choose to include an itinerary or wedding activity schedule, so friends and family can prepare for the celebratory weekend ahead of time. 

Finishing Touches 

Some of the most beautiful wedding invites also include an array of finishing touches to elevate paper wedding invitations, as well as vellum overlays to help protect the invite itself. To hold the invite, RSVP card, and enclosure cards together, Minted offers belly bands that can be customized with the couple's names, wedding date, monogram, or a special message, as well as elegant ribbons. In partnership with Artisaire, individually pressed wax seals are also available and can showcase the couple's monogram, sweet sentiments, or a stylish design. 

Minted also provides slip-in envelope liners that match your invite design, which are very easy to semi-DIY, and pre-lined envelopes with gold, silver, and rose gold liners. To ensure the outside of your envelope looks just as great as the inside, they provide white envelopes as well as an array of colors to match your wedding invitations and also offer free guest addressing styled to match your palette with stunning scripts, elegant calligraphy scripts, and modern font designs. The complimentary guest addressing feature is an incredible convenience for couples! 

Additional Invitation Options 

For budget wedding invitations, some couples may want to send digital invites. As your guests will expect a paper wedding invitation in the mail to reply to for your nuptials, we always recommend printed wedding invitations, so nothing gets lost or marked as spam. Couples looking to buy cheap wedding invitations will love Minted's all-in-one wedding invitations as low as $1.50 per invite. Pairs can also find cheap wedding invitations that look high end with Minted's four-panel wedding invitations, which are also priced as low as $1.50; however, the entire site has affordable wedding invitations making it the go-to site to buy inexpensive wedding invitations that don't sacrifice quality or design.

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Wedding Invitations FAQ 

When should wedding invitations be mailed out? 

Most couples mail their wedding invitations out six to eight weeks before the big day; however, if you’re expecting a lot of out-of-town guests or you’re hosting a destination wedding, you may want to mail invites out even earlier so everyone has time to make travel arrangements. 

What should be included and how do you word a wedding invitation? 

While you can personalize your wedding invite wording to match your specific circumstances, be sure to include the date of the nuptials, the location of the ceremony and reception, the time of the wedding, and the names of the couple getting married. Many couples also mention who is hosting the nuptials and the dress code. Don’t forget to include RSVP cards with self-addressed, stamped envelopes! 

Is it OK to send wedding invitations online? 

While some couples may want to send online wedding invitations to save money or be more eco-friendly, your guests will expect a paper wedding invitation in the mail to reply to for your nuptials. While we live in a modern world and most things tend to be available online, email invitations may never reach your guests’ inboxes if they’re marked as spam, or it may be extra difficult to communicate with elderly guests who don’t regularly communicate via the internet. Since your wedding day is such a special event, printed wedding invitations are highly recommended. If you want an online element, consider a wedding website! 

What is the correct wording for a wedding invitation? 

How to correctly word your wedding invite depends on a number of circumstances. One of the easiest ways to categorize the various invite wording examples is to first decide who is hosting the wedding. Depending on who the wedding host is – whether it be you and your spouse-to-be, your parents, or both sets of parents – there will be different "rules" for wedding invite wording. For tips, discover these wedding invitation wording etiquette tips! 

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