Post # 1
Hello everyone! It turned out I was working with a very crazy vendor. I paid in full for my wedding invitations in November and she has yet to ship them. She promised to ship them last Friday and never did, she is now not responding to my emails. My wedding is April 27th, but the RSVP date on the invitation is March 15th and they need to be sent out right away since we have guests living internationally! Does anyone know of a printer in the NY tri-state area that can print invitations within 1 week or do you have other suggestions? At this point I just need wedding invitations and I can’t be concerned about money etc. HELP!!!
Post # 3
@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
@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.
Catprint.com 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
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
Vistaprint.com. Assuming you are ok with redesigning or have a high res image to upload.
Post # 7
If she doesn’t send it within 7 days I will need them done in less than a week. I see that Target has some and my mom has beautiful hand writing. She can write them out. Where there is a will there is usually a way. Thank you everyone for your help! It looks like she may in fact ship them after all, she is so irresponsible and while she seems professional in her mannerisms and written respones her actions are totally unprofessional. There is no way to know if an Etsy seller is responsible. Order much earlier than I did and be careful! I can tell you whom to avoid if you email me privately.
Post # 8
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
@EMCasey: I’ve used smartpress.com several times. They’re great.
Post # 10
@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.
Post # 11
She did in fact send them after not responding to emails for a long time! I would avoid her, she was very nice for the most part and then refused to take responsibility for not shipping them when she said she would ship them. It caused all sorts of problems. We had to schedule a calligrapher and then cancel the calligrapher and pay him regardless.