Post # 1
I am currently trying to decide on invitations. I have looked around on various websites online and most things seem to be out my budget ($300 or less ideally) and/or designs that I don’t really like.
One place that I HAVE found a few styles I like is on Etsy. Does anyone have any experience getting invites off Etsy? I know it all varies on the seller but what are your experiences?
Also, if I do go with Etsy – I can’t decide if I should have them printed and shipped to me (I am in Canada – but could get them shipped to an american relative), OR if I should get the printable file sent to me and have them printed somewhere else.
Post # 3
@Bri1o: IDK but I have been wondering the same thing about Etsy and invitations for a couple months! Glad you asked, I’ll be sure to follow the post to see what people say! 🙂
Post # 4
I got my invitations from http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElloThere and I had a great experience. I had them printed from the seller.
Post # 5
I designed and printed my invites at home on a canon pixma. It cost me around $2 to make each invite (includes envelopes, inserts, etc).
Post # 6
I ordered my STDs and invitations from Etsy. The vendor was out of Thailand. She did an incredible job and I received them super quick!
Post # 7
This is like asking how buying off of Ebay is as a general experience. You’re going to find people who’ve had good and bad experiences because there are so many sellers.
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Post # 9
@Bri1o: I used an Etsy vendor to design my invitation suite. She had some images I loved and worked with me to get the colors and fonts and wording all worked out. Then I printed them myself at the print shop at work, bought my belly bands and pocket envelopes and assembled it all myself. I didn’t mind doing the labor part, but I have zero creative talent. Etsy worked out great for me.
Post # 10
I had an awful experience with an Etsy seller for my invitaitons. She had outstanding reviews…until me. Lol. I didn’t hear from her for over 2 weeks and I needed them ASAP. As soon as I filed a dispute with my credit card company, she contacted me. Yeah, don’t think so. She gave me a refund but I was left scrambling to find someone knew to make them.
Post # 11
@housebee: Those are lovely – great job! I considered this but I am not creative enough to come up with something I know I would be happy with!
@DomesticDiva: Thanks for the response. I do realize (as I said in my original post) that it all depends on the seller. And believe me, I have been reading reviews. I am mostly looking for people to share their personal experiences with me, and perhaps offer some suggestions.
@Orchidgirl80: Can I ask how the cost all worked out in the end? I would need about 100 invites and RSVP cards, with envelopes (but would be okay with RSVP cards as post cards) and want to keep it under $300.
@edgebee: I wouldn’t really mind the labour part either! It sounds like you had a convenient way of printing everything you needed! I am waiting on prices from local printers to see how much they would charge for printing. I just think it all is so (easily) cohesive when you get it right from the seller.
Post # 12
@IzzyBear: oh no!! That is awful!! This is kind of what I would be worried about, do you think you could tell me the name of the seller as a heads up? PM me if you’re more comfortable than posting it here!
Post # 13
I bought thank you cards, escort cards, programs all from etsy. I did a lot of research and I’m REALLY picky. I was FLOORED when I received everything. I love everything that I ordered so much and it was always exactly the way I wanted it!
Post # 14
I bought my invitations on Etsy! I was having trouble finding a place that would print like 10 invites, lol (intimate wedding), but I was able to find just what I wanted on Etsy! I didn’t want to print them myself because I’m too much of a perfectionist and I knew it would stress me out.
I had a good experience! The invites are gorgeous and I can’t wait to mail them next week! On the other hand, my seller was reeeeaally slow to send them, because I ordered them like 5 months early. She kept being like, “Oh, I’ll send them soon! You have plenty of time!” which sort of irritated me.
Post # 15
We used Invitations by Emily from Etsy after our original person bailed on us. She was so easy to work with and very reasonably priced. I would recommend her to anyone, we had a tight time frame and she was so accomodating. I would definitely use Invitations by Emily!!!
Post # 16
@Bri1o: Well the invitation suite cost $60 (Std, Invite, RSVP, and Thank you card). For Vistaprint I had a groupon ($17 for $70), so the total so far is about $97 and some of that is only because there was a mistake on the StD and I didn’t catch it until I already received the finished prints and had to redo them. I mail the correct ones out on Friday and since I’m using postcards (only sending out about 75) postage should only cost me around $25.
I’ll wait to print my invitations when I see another groupon deal.