The first and most important thing you need to do while planning your wedding is to determine your budget. I could probably fill a book full of advice where couples can save so they can splurge! I personally don’t think saving on save the dates by sending an email is necessarily the right way to go. But there are lots of other ways to cut costs.


If you have your hearts set on gorgeous foil stamping on super thick paper for your stationery, consider using foil on just the invitation and digitally printing the other pieces in your suite (like the suite in the photo above). If letterpress is a must, find a way to save money elsewhere. It doesn’t stop at invitations—think about your wedding from start to finish.


For instance, you could print one seating chart rather than dozens of escort cards. Or you could forgo a program—they just get thrown away anyway. Have a sign with your wedding party listed which later can be a lovely keepsake to hang in your home. Frame one menu at each table rather than printing one for each place setting. You could also have your favors do double-duty as escort cards like the rosé wine bottles below.

Pomp Creative Wedding Wine Escort Card

These are just a few ideas. Working with a designer will help you see the big picture.

wedding saving vs. splurging • pomp creative • design studio • washington, dc • annapolis, maryland