Your wedding is surely going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. You will likely be keeping tons of stuff from your big day which is logical since you and your partner spent your money on them. However, your guests might not be as keen to store your wedding items. The invitations, for example, often end up in the trash after serving their purpose. But don’t skimp on them! Settling for so-so designs just to save money is exactly the reason why many invited guests don’t even look at them again. If you’re planning to have a rustic wedding, DIY is a great option but can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, many stationery and party stores now carry huge selections of affordable and high-quality cards. Here are 12 highly recommended places we recommend you check out:
1. 21 Twelve Designs
21 Twelve Designs was established in 2009 by Amanda, who started creating invitations for her friends and family at a young age. She studied graphic design at Fanshawe College and has more than 10 years of experience in the industry. They specialize in unique handmade stationery for special occasions and pay close attention to detail. Their printing styles include digital, laser cut, screen print, and foil.
2. Alicia’s Infinity
Alicia’s Infinity is owned by Alicia Bint, a jewelry designer, illustrator, crafter, and artist who specializes in watercolor and graphite illustrations. Her works have been featured in corporate branding and advertising, product packaging, books, and, of course, on wedding invitations and stationery. You can either choose from the existing designs on her site or have a custom design made just for you. She does meetups in the Halton Region and the GTA.
3. Impressions Design
Impressions Design currently carries over 30 wedding invitation designs that come with intricate details. They aim to make their clients’ guests want to keep their invitations instead of just throwing it in the trash after getting the memo. Their designs are perfect for absolutely any wedding be it a destination, modern, rustic, or vintage one. Each order usually ranges from $4 – $8 per suite, but they can revise their designs to fit your budget.
4. Invitations by David’s Bridal
Invitations by David’s Bridal has an invitation style quiz on their site that you can take to find that perfect style for your wedding. They have invitations available under $1 each, with more than 500 designs falling under their nature and rustic category, alone. For a few more bucks, over 2,000 more rustic-style wedding invitations and stationery are available for you to choose from. Their chalkboard, lace, and vintage designs are highly recommended, as well.
5. Invitations by Dawn
Invitations by Dawn is an online wedding invitation and stationery store, driven by more than 35 years of passion and experience. Their invitations are categorized by theme, value invitations, and print type, with the rustic wedding invitations having 12 subcategories. Whether you plan to go for a boho, elegant, modern, romantic, or vintage style, they are sure to have something that will fit your vision.
6. Invites Weddings
Invites Weddings provides stunning, high-quality invitations at affordable prices. They have a massive selection of designs categorized by color, style, theme, and season for you to choose from. Their best sellers include their mint green spring laser cut card, their rustic mason jars love wedding invites, and their black chalkboard photo wedding invitation kit, which all work well for a rustic wedding.
7. Laser Creative
Laser Creative designs and manufacturers wedding invitations, products, accessories, and architectural elements using laser cut technology. They prefer using organic material such as card stock, fabric, leather, wood, and artisan paper. Some of their famous designs that are perfect for rustic weddings include their famous designs include their love tree laser cut wedding invitation, and their fontography design laser cut.
Mixbook provides its clients with an amazing design tool that allows them to fully customize cards, books, calendars, and wall canvases. Their online editor is available for free and will not limit you with fixed design templates. You can start with a blank card or choose from over 250 of their existing formats.
9. Optimal Print
Optimal Print allows its clients to easily personalize their chosen invitations using a smartphone or computer. They carry a massive collection of designs catered for any kind of wedding or event style such as rustic, classic, Indian, vintage, contemporary, and creative. Their head office is in Norway but they have several print houses around the world, including Canada.
10. Party City
Party City designs and manufactures a variety of party goods including tableware, balloons, costumes, accessories, gifts, novelties, and stationary. They ship to many countries around the world and have specialty retail stores in the US and Canada. They have printable wedding invitations, kits, and accessories, many of which carry a rustic style.
11. Precious Invitations
Precious Invitations offers high-quality wedding invitations, designed exclusively for them by talented artists. They have a long list of invitation designs such as watercolor, Victorian, rustic chic, lace, vintage, botanical, and chalkboard, among many others. You can order a free sample kit, which includes two random designs with coordinating insert cards, a few paper color swatches, and available ink color swatches, through their site. If you want to see a sample of a specific design, you can order one for $10.
12. The Wedding Shoppe
The Wedding Shoppe is an online store that carries a wide variety of wedding ideas and products such as décor, accessories, gifts, favors, and stationery. The family-owned business has been in the industry since 2008 and has become one of Canada’s most reliable wedding vendors that provide high-quality items and excellent customer service. They currently have 12 designs under their rustic category which feature charming nature elements, lace, chalkboard, and burlap material.