Post # 1
I bought baby shower invites this week of etsy. And it’s just the file then you have to go out and have them printed. Love them! Just deciding where to print them.
so… This is kind of for everyone who’s thrown a party and had invites printed. Wedding, shower, birthday, graduation, etc….
If you have gone and done this already, Where was the cheapest place you went? Or where did you go, how much did you pay and what did you order?
If you haven’t, where do you plan on going?
I’ll add a poll too.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I think VistaPrint is probably the cheapest. Especially if you can find a Groupon.
I’m getting my invites printed at Cards and Pockets, but I am not sure if they are the cheapest.
Post # 4
I’d Vistaprint them. If you can get a Groupon ($17 for $70), it is really cheap. The quality will be FAR better than what you could print at home or at Kinko’s.
We did our STDs and Rehearsal Dinner invites as well as programs through Vistaprint. I have been exceedingly happy with them. I do get the upgraded paper though.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. How much did u pay? And what did u get?
Post # 6
@fedex office (Kinkos) it’s 10 cents a page if you bring your own paper. The laser printers mean you can print on stardream paper! Also, they have those big cutting tools there for you to use free.
Post # 7
I printed all my invites and stationary at home. I purchased paper and cardstock from paperandmore.com, definitely the least expensive option.
Post # 8
I designed my own invites/RSVP’s/programs and then had a local printing company print, cut, fold and hole punch (for ribbon). They turned out great and all I paid was about $50 including envelopes!
So I would check into a local print shop if you have one. They do great work and really care about what they are giving you (vs. a chain like Kinkos)
Post # 9
See, I think Im going to go with kinkos. But if I had the time, I’d just do it myself. But I need them out this week.
Post # 10
I actually had my Etsy invites printed at Sam’s club photo center. 5×7 at .38 cents each!, matte finish & they came out BEAUTIFUL! I called many office printing places (kinkos, staples, office max, etc) and there were just too many questions for me to answer (I’m so NOT computer/paper savvy).
So I did a test run at Sam’s & was very satisfied. I redeemed a Shutterfly $20 gift card (shutterfly price 5×7 @ .99cents) & they didn’t come out nearly as nice as the ones from Sam’s, the color was a lil faded.
I uploaded the etsy invite file to Sam’s online & they were ready to be picked up within an hour or so. Btw, Sam’s 4×6 are only .13 cents. Be sure to click the “turn off in-Club color correction” box when you check-out.
With those prices it doesn’t hurt to print off a few & see for yourself 🙂
Post # 11
@LEwife543: I say none of these. I use my local community college/universities to do my printing.
I once got an entire wedding suite (invites, rsvps, info cards and accomadation cards) printed for 100 people for $35 bucks. They cut everything and the quality was magnificent.
Post # 12
@LEwife543: I got married right after college, and I had a huge print quota with my college’s library, so I printed for free! Lucky me, right?!
Post # 13
We printed our wedding invites on our home printer. They looked awesome!
Post # 14
I got my 150+ invites, 200 return address labels and 700 drink tickets for about 30 dollars from vistaprint with groupon.