(POLL) Late invitations – sister's wedding

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I do?
    It's her problem, let it play out. : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Help her get them done the traditional way, it's all you can do! : (14 votes)
    30 %
    There are options to get them out faster! : (23 votes)
    50 %
    Other... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    you can always get overnight (or 2 day shipping – usually about $25ish) from something like vistaprint and have the invites by monday and then just sit there and get them done….

    there are lots of ways to get them done faster  – printing addresses on the envelopes directly, using labels (though some people are anti), having them pre-printed (I know minted does that)

    it really depends on what she wants… if its just any invite (cute but nothing super special) then I don’t see why they couldn’t be done by the end of the week and out in time for them to be at people houses 6 weeks ahead of time – which is the “standard”

    if she is looking for something very labor intensive (custom letter press w gold leaf) then she might be a little bit out of luck or need to pay up for some serious rush delivery

    Post # 3
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    She still has plenty of time if she orders them soon. Invitations typically go out 1-2 months ahead of the wedding and ordering online they come in less than a week. She’s on the later end of sending them out, but having sent save the dates I don’t think it’s an issue at all. Certainly not so big a deal to be stressing out as much as you are. Get her to order them in the next week or so and it’ll be fine.

    Post # 5
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it was my sister I would try to help as much as possible. If you can’t find a site that will do a rush order she could purchase invites from a craft store and print them.

    Post # 6
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I second what the Bee’s above me posted. I just thought to add my two cents in, if you have a paperstore or even craft store, they sell premade invites that you can run through your printer. If you guys get them from a craft store they usually have a 50% off coupon and come in packs of 25 or 50. I know Hobby Lobby had a great selection. Might be an option so you don’t have to wait for them to be mailed to you. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    339 posts
    Helper bee

    I say stop into Paper Source (if you have one near you) they are fairly quick (3-5 days) and I’m sure you can pick them up shortly after.

    Post # 8
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Minted was really fast, even with regular shipping.  They send a proof within 1 business day and as soon as it’s approved, it goes to print.  I could have had mine within the week if I hadn’t decided to ask for changes on the first proof.  I think I approved my final proof on a Wednesday and they arrived first thing Monday.  And it was really easy to upload my addresses and have them pre-printed on the envelopes, so all that’s left to do is stuffing and putting on postage. 

    But I agree with you, she should definitely order or go out and buy something in the next few days! 

    Post # 9
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    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think Minted and Wedding Paper Divas typically have pretty quick shipping, but you can always do a rush order!

    Post # 10
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

     

    playdohpants:  Websites to consider

    • Vistaprint
    • Wedding Paper Divas
    • Invitations by Dawn
    • Zazzle
    • Minted

    some of these websites also provide envelope printing.  All you have to do is upload the wedding list and they will do all the printing for you

    Post # 11
    Member
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Go to Target or Michael’s and get the pre-printed ones, and just sit down and fill them ALL out over the long weekend.

    Post # 12
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    Evite.com has some really great virtual wedding invitation options! Would she be opposed to going paperless? She wouldn’t have to worry about people getting back to her in time since they could respond to her right away and she would be informed whenever guests RSVP’ed. 

    Post # 13
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    6028 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Staples lets you design up your invites online and pick up the same day, printed and cut, in their stores. Their options for folded invites for same-day service are a bit limited but if she would be okay with a flat, non-folded invite they have a lot of choices.

    Post # 14
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Vista print will let you add mailing info to the envelopes and offers fast shipping, but that is all going to add up quickly. If it was my sister in that position I’d just spend some time with her at a craft store or stationary store and see what they have in stock that can have the details added in on your own printer…. Most stores have a decent inventory of different styles and you may get lucky & she finds something she likes, if not I’d hit up vistaprint!

    Post # 15
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i vote vistaprint, they did a fabulous job.  super quick turn around. 

    i designed my own and uploaded the pdf for mine.

     

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