The most popular budget wedding invitations are the ones created in the comfort of your house, with your own paper, your own ideas and words. You don't have to spend $100 only on wedding invitations, when you can purchase paper for less than $10, and a pencil for less than $2, and design your invitations yourself.
Be original and use a theme that was not use before, and also do not settle for the generic pre-written invitations. Use your own voice, because after all it is your wedding, not other people’s.
When designing your wedding invitations by yourself, or with the help of only one or two friends, the first thing that you have to take into consideration is to decide what people to announce that you plan to get married. Also, take into account that your parents and his/her parents, will want to announce some people as well, so talk to them about this matter, in order to know how many wedding invitations to create.
Then, determine if the level of formality of your wedding will be high or low. Based on this, you will be able to create formal or informal wedding invitations. In case of a formal wedding, the words used to announce such an event are always the same, and you should comply with these requirements: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Johnson request you to honor us with your presence at our children's wedding…’. In case of an informal wedding, the wedding invitations will be informal as well, and they could start with a simple phrase, like ‘Please join us at the holy marriage of our children…’.
After this, select what pattern or design your wedding invitations will feature and start drawing them manually. Or if you prefer to do this with the help of a computer, make sure to have a printer as well, because the invitations will have to be printed, immediately after you finish creating a certain pattern or design on your computer.