Deciding on just the right wedding invitations to send to your guests, inviting them to share in your special day is important for several reasons, mostly to announce the event and invite friends and family, but also to set the tone for the entire wedding.

Choosing invitations that closely match the theme of the wedding also gives guests an idea of what to expect and how to dress for the event. All of this, however, doesn't mean that it's going to cost a fortune, as very often, discount wedding invitations will do the job just as well as their pricier counterparts.

Of course the first step begins with finding invitations that will add a personal touch while staying true to the wedding's overall theme. This may mean finding the right color scheme to match dresses, flowers, or other aspects of the wedding, and whether or not the wedding will be a formal event, or a more casual affair.

Secondly, and most importantly for those following a strict budget, you'll find that having a price in mind before shopping for discount wedding invitations is the wisest approach. You'll know ahead of time exactly what you can spend, no more, no less, and ensure other parts of the budget aren't compromised.

By doing your homework and shopping around for discount wedding invitations, it really is possible to save a sizeable amount of money that could be used on other things. One supplier or distributor may offer paper at a cheaper cost per piece, while another may have the envelopes at a better deal, and yet another might offer reply cards at the best price.

Besides your local craft stores and paper suppliers, be sure to browse the limitless information the internet has to offer. You can even learn how to make your own wedding invitations. Although this method of buying discount wedding invitations may take a bit more time, the money saved will be worth the extra effort.