Post # 1
Got my invitations from Vistaprint and I LOVE them! We are only using the invitation, since our reception is in the same place at the bottom it just says “reception to immediately follow” and then for RSVP we used a postcard with the same theme. But I have 2 questions/concerns:
1- The envelopes that came with are pretty thin, did anyone else use different envelopes? If so, where did you get them? I mean, you have to look closely but it bothers me.
2- I want to put information about our hotel blocks in the invite somewhere. Is it rediculious to just put a business card in there with “Hotel blocks at XXX, address, phone number, room rates and YYY, address, phone number, room rates. Please see http://www.ourweddingwebsite.com for more details” (but obviously make it look pretty). Can I just to nice card stock and print it? Or should I get one of the themed cards from Vistaprint that would have been a reception card or rsvp card and put the info on it?
Why is this so complicated?!?!
Post # 2
FutureMrsGG: I’m so with you! I thought I had my Vistaprint invites done and done, but my mom is insisting on reception cards for the 5% of the guests who won’t use the website :-/ If you can make the wording large enough on a business card, I say go for it, or wait until you get a %50 off coupon/Groupon or something (if you have the time to wait) and order the actual reception cards. Or have your FI create an account and get extra free postcards and design them that way 🙂
Also, we upgraded our envelopes to match the invites/RSVP cards, and it didn’t break the bank (we ordered our STDs from there as well, got the regular white envelopes, and weren’t impressed). We really love the matching envelopes, but we will need to invest in stickers or something to close them since the glue isn’t super strong.
Post # 3
FutureMrsGG: Just sent out my Vistaprint invites a couple of weeks ago! I ended up printing an information card at Staples with the random other info, like hotel blocks, that just didn’t fit on the invite. I used the same colors as my invites so that it matched. I also was unimpressed with Vistaprint’s envelopes. A lot of them had little black marks on them, kind of like if they’d already been through the mail. I used the RSVP envelopes but ended up buying brown kraft paper envelopes from Hobby Lobby that were like $4 for 50. They actually ended up fitting the invites perfectly, whereas the Vistaprint ones were a tiny bit too long.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
I used vistaprint! 😀 I just went with the envelopes that came with. I didn’t use RSVP cards. I just put info on the back about reception and our website. Everyone figured it out. 🙂
Post # 5
Hi! I just ordered my VP invites and excited to receive them. I ordered them way early to take advantage of the Groupons and gives me time in case I need reprints on anything:) I have used them for business products and have been very pleased so it was a natural progression to use them for my paper wedding needs as well!
I did get the wedding sample packet before placing my order to see the paper quality and decided to upgrade to the the linen finish for the invitation and RSVP cards. The customer service has been great – I just used the chat feature instead of calling and I never had to wait for longer than a minute! I love VP and recommend them to anyone who wants a good value for their wedding invitations:)
Post # 6
We used VP for all of our invitations, but I also made an invitation suite using shimmery cardstock and a paper cutter to put them in. Then we just used the thin envelopes that came with them, and stuck them in the printer and printed the addresses directly on them. Because they were so thick (invitation suite, rsvp card, reception card, etc), the envelopes felt sturdier than they were.
We used postcards for the RSVP card, so that was really inexpensive (plus the stamps are cheaper!). They didn’t have our design for the postcard, so I emailed VP about it, and they made one up for me, which was awesome!
All the stuff that went in the envelope (minus the thank you cards)
Post # 7
mrscali13: Omg I love your wedding suite! It looks like you spent spent a fortune but no one will know otherwise;) Did you glue your invitation to the cardstock or make a folder? I printed on both sides so I will need to make a simple pocket folder to put my invitation, RSVP card, and info card. Where did you get the shimmer paper from? Your invitations are super pretty!!!!
Post # 8
bonbonsparklesMD: we did both. We glued the invitation to one side, and created a pocket on the other side for the rest of the pieces, then closed it and glued it together with purple or green ribbons. We got the 12×12 silver shimmer cardstock and paper cutter from michaels on sale, (and using coupons). I think it was 7/$1 when we bought. I spent a lot of time creating the pocketfolds, but I’m really happy with how it all turned out.