HELP!!! Last Minute Wedding Invitations!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@EMCasey:  Do you have a wedding website? You could always do an e-vite that links to that.


Otherwise I have seen do-it-yourself invite packages at places like staples or stationary stores, you pick the style you want and then print the text yourself. Probably not ideal, but might be an option.


I also went through this same situation with an Etsy seller, so I feel your pain. She shipped my invites 3 weeks late, then the shipping took 2 weeks!!!! She had said she would ship them as fast as possible, at her expense, to make up for the lateness. Didn’t happen. By the time I sent them out people only had 2 weeks to reply.


I feel your pain!!!

Post # 4
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@EMCasey:  Agree with PP that you can find some ready made blank invites at places like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, or Micheals, then you could print them yourself. is a good online print co with reasonable prices, looks like they are based in Rochester NY.

There are a few free downloadable templates that you could customize, then send to catprint or another printer of your choice.

Post # 5
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

the turnaround with vistaprint is really fast. you can use their design or upload your own. We’re using carss and pockets for printing- they told me right now they’ve got a 4-8 business day turnaround, but they do accept rush orders (for a fee).

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013 Assuming you are ok with redesigning or have a high res image to upload.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I got mine from Party City and they arrived in 3-4 days. They are really reasonable and can pre-print addresses and assemble them so all you would have to do is stamp them!

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@EMCasey:  I’ve used several times.  They’re great.

Post # 10
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EMCasey:  I had a lot of problems with my invitations and they ended up going a month before my wedding. Granted, we only havd a 5 month engagement so I didnt have a TON of time to work with but still… Even though people kept asking where our invitations were in the end it didnt matter. There really werent that many people who couldnt come bc of the late invitations. We sent out a save the date so people knew when it was, the invitation was more of a formality… If you sent save the dates I would take a deep breath and not worry too much about it. Maybe just email or call your international guests and let them know the invitations were delayed.

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