Birthday Invitations

Discount Birthday Invitations

Planning a birthday party can be a lot of fun but it can also be very expensive. From a child's first birthday to golden oldies birthdays, whenever you throw a bash there are a lot of expenses involved. There are party decorations, favors, food, drinks and of course, the birthday invitations. It is no wonder people try to save money wherever possible while still planning an extraordinary event. One of the ways you can save money is on the birthday invitations. There are many ways to do this regardless of the formality of the party. For those who are on a tight budget, consider some of the creative ideas for birthday invitations that will save you a lot of money.

If you are having a formal event where etiquette dictates the use of formal birthday invitations that are pre printed there are a few ways to go about saving money. First, if you look through the available birthday invitations at the printer you may notice there are some that are discontinued. If there are enough birthday invitations left in that particular stock, you may be able to get your invitations printed and ordered at a significant discount. This allows the printer to get rid of their excess inventory while still making a little money and it saves you the full cost of rather expensive printed birthday invitations. The drawback is you do not have a lot of choices in design but if you can live with that, it's a great option.

The other way you can save money on printed birthday invitations is to go online and find a printer that has a web based business. Because these printers do not have a brick and mortar retail location, their overhead is much lower. The savings the business accumulates by not having that overhead is passed on to you, the consumer. You will generally have a wide variety of birthday invitations from which to choose but will pay significantly less than at a local print shop.

If you are having a less formal birthday party but still wish to go the route of sending invitations my postal mail, you can look for birthday invitations that are not printed. These birthday invitations come with a picture and a blank inside, sometimes with lines for appropriate time, place and other pertinent information. The drawback to these is that you do have to spend time handwriting each card so that every person gets the correct details but you will save a lot of money.

To save even more money going this route, you can try your hand at making your own birthday invitations. With the assistance of a word processing software, you can type in the details of the party and decorate the card using pre formatted graphics and borders. You may even want to get some pre printed card stock and use your home printer to add the rest. Either option will save the most money of all the options for mailing birthday invitations via the post office.

For less formal parties, you have the option of avoiding the post office route altogether. Not only will you save money on postage but often on the birthday invitations themselves as well. You may even be able to get away with inviting the entire guest list without having to spend a dime! Using an online card service you can find a virtual card to use as birthday invitations. You can customize the card by typing in the relevant party details. You can then set the date you want the invitation to go out and it will be sent to everyone.

Another popular option is the use of E-vites. This is very similar to a card service with the exception that it is specifically designed for use as invitations for just about anything. You can send the invitation to your guest list. When they receive it, they can communicate with you and reply as to whether or not they will be able to attend. By going online you can see at a glance who has accepted and who has not. You can also combine your home made birthday invitations using graphics and borders and instead of printing them out and mailing them you can attach it to an email and send it this way. Using the Internet to your advantage is the best way to send birthday invitations at a discount and even for free.