Questions about vistaprint

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Hopefully you get more responses from people who ordered and loved them- Mine is unfortunately a neutral/negative opinion. We ordered some very basic enclosure cards from them. The quality was fine, perfect for what we wanted (travel info with our STD magnets), but I wouldn’t order invites from them. I ordered their sample pack and was very unimpressed with the quality. The paper was flimsy, printing didn’t look super nice, designs were very plain; just all around, not for me. 

But, you really can’t beat the price. So if you’re not too invested, or you like the designs, or yours is a more casual event, they should work perfectly well!! I hope none of my post offends anyone who has used them for invites…they were just not for us.

Post # 4
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I used them for my Open House when I graduated from high school. They were perfect for that. I uploaded a picture from my senior pictures portfolio and it was very nice and clear. I liked it for that, but that was years ago… So I’m not sure what they’re like now.

 

Post # 5
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3341 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had an excellent experience with vistaprint! I had these outer cards given to me from another bride, and ordered the inserts from vistaprint. I also ordered matching menu cards and response cards. You have to order the response cards separartely. Everything comes with envelopes.

I have had an excellent experience with their customer services as well. I mispelled something (oops) and realized it right after I ordered, so called them and they changed it for me.

There is a groupon going on right now for Vistaprint! $17 for $70 worth of stuff. I used like 3 of these to order all of my invitation parts, and everything cost me under $150 for 90 invitations. Here’s the link to the groupon deal: http://www.groupon.com/deals/vista-print-42-new-york

I will gather up my invitation pictures and send them in a minute!

 

Post # 6
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1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had pretty good luck with them – we totally designed our own invites (FH is into graphic design/photoshop etc). we upgraded to the highest end paper for all the printing and I thought that it was actually very nice.

We used the glossy photo paper for our StD and then linen feel for the invites

My biggest issues were my own fault (well technically the designers… who was actually him but…. not going there!) bc he “guestimated” some of the colors instead of typing in the exact matches so there is two areas where the font is SLIGHTLY off (everyone else tells me that they can’t see it but I can)

there were some small things (incorrect uploading etc) that they fixed and immediately rushed us out a new order but you just have to be EXTREMELY careful and check every inch…

We just mailed out invites out after about 3 months of work on them (we bought a house and moved in the middle of all that so it was a bit broken up)

TL:DR – good service, decent product but you have to be on top of it bc they print exactly what you send… “warts” and all

Post # 7
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3341 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Okay here the are!

Outside of invitation (not from vistaprint)

 

Inside of invite (both menu card and invitation from vistaprint):

 

Close up of invitation:

 

Response card:

Back of response card (you can get backs either color, plain white, or grayscale):

We ordered “business cards” from them but designed them to be our directions cards (very inexpensive!). You can put print on both sides:

I ordered these customized stickers to put on the envelopes to seal:

 

I also just ordered these so they haven’t come in yet but took pics of how it looked on the website after I customized it and before I ordered. I used a long rectangular invitation template and made it into our “programs”. Front and back text, and I’m going to punch holes at the top and tie a ribbon to make it look a little nicer:

Post # 8
Member
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve used Vistaprint for other invites, not my wedding invites, and been completely happy with them.  It’s usually quick shipping and good prices.  We ordered a sign for the wedding from them and it was fine.  I’ve uploaded my own design and it worked out well too, just make sure the pic you upload is high quality or else it may get slightly fuzzy.  We ended up using 123print for our wedding invites only because I liked the designs they offered better.  It was just the invite, we ordered rsvp cards and printed our own directions cards.  Quality was good and shipping was fast.

Post # 9
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2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We ordered our entire invitation set from Vistaprint and loved how everything turned out. We did not upload our own design, though, so I have no comments on that. It was great to be able to play with the fonts, word placement, etc within the given designs. Everything we ordered came with free, plain envelopes, but we also splurged and bought fancier, matching, pre-addressed (ours, not guests) ones. Definitely keep your eye open for Living Social and Groupon deals PLUS RetailMeNot.com generally has special deals as well that you can combine with a voucher for hella awesome savings.

I will say this…you probably won’t be happy with the quality if you’re looking to match the high end, expensive invitations in terms of paper weight and fancy embellishments. I highly recommend ordering their sample pack to see your options on types of paper and the sizes. Good luck!

Post # 10
Hostess
10916 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve only used them for baby shower invites and both occasions I’ve been made up with them and wished I’d known about VistaPrint for our wedding invites.

Post # 11
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@hollyberry4:  I would edit these so it doesn’t have your addresses and personal info on them.. but they look great!

Post # 12
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just ordered STD magnets from them. I used one of their designs.

The color was off but I’m not picky and blame it on screen resolution. However the Fi noticed they were slightly crooked. He called them up and gave us new ones at no charge.

We got 100 magnet STDs (including envelopes), and 140 address labels for 50.00 by using a coupon from retailmenot

 

Those look great btw!

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