Dreaming about those high-end wedding details, but having nightmares about your wedding budget? Say it with me “semi-custom wedding invitations!”
Trust me, I know how quickly the wedding budget goes, especially when you’re set on being intentional and hiring small businesses that care just as much about your big day as you do. I know Pinterest doesn’t make it easier not to want #allthethings – the perfect dress, an incredible venue, killer photography, jaw-dropping invitation suites. You’ve been looking at your budget and you need to make concessions somewhere, right?
I’m a huge believer of investing in what’s most important to you, but I also think that are some accessible options for getting more bang for your buck while still shopping small and supporting a local business owner. Wedding invitations are one of those areas! When I go to shoot detail photos and find beautiful stationery that my couples spent hours searching for I DIE – something that reflects who they are, the feel of the wedding day and show off a little of their personal style. It truly elevates their final wedding gallery and provides a more cohesive feel to their wedding albums. Plus, who doesn’t love all the pretty?
I know it’s SO easy to go to a big box store like Minted, but shopping small doesn’t mean you have to invest in a completely custom invitation suite. Soooo many stationers offer these semi-custom designs to help meet you in the middle while still providing you a beautifully unique wedding invitation suite that preserves your sanity (and your wallet).
I had the honor of shooting a few of these suites to show off the diversity (and the incredible quality) of these semi-custom wedding invitations from Amanda at Leighwood Studios and Megan at Peach Paper & Designs (these two have topped the PVP Preferred Vendor List for quite some time)! I also wanted to show you how easy it is to use these designs to still give your wedding that fun-loving or elegant vibe that comes through in your final photos. Have the budget for a completely custom suite? Well, you’re in luck, because they also provide those services as well! You can’t go wrong.
Have you already snagged a set of semi-custom wedding invitations that you love? Tell me which one in a comment below! Are you still looking for a wedding photographer who will style your details to perfection? Send me a note and let’s chat about your vision!
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