Vistaprint invites, but envelopes from somewhere else?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Vistaprint envelopes?
    They are fine! Use the free ones : (11 votes)
    48 %
    They are cheap! Definitely order better ones : (12 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If you want to do inner and outer envelopes, I’d stick with the free ones for inner/outer (your call) and get the others from envelopes.com.  I only did outer envelopes, but I ordered from envelopes.com and was very pleased- fast shipping, lots of colors, cheap samples (your sample order $$ goes towards your final sale, too).

    For size, it depends on what invites you are ordering.  5×7 invitations take a A7 inner envelope and a A9 outer.

    Post # 4
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We had a local printer do our invites, and they were amazing. I didn’t use their envelopes b/c I wanted to save money. We got ours at Hobby Lobby, a pack of 50 for $7.99 plus they were having a 40% off sale on scrapbooking/papergoods. I was also considering some nice lined envelopes I found online, but figured no one would appreciate them but me, and they’d end up in the trash anyway.

    I hope someone who has used Vistaprint can help you, but keep the HL ones in mind. They have them in different shapes, sizes, and colors and ours were nice considering the super low cost.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I like a PPs suggestion — unless you want something very dramatic and different for your inner envelopes, get Vistaprint’s envelopes and use those. They aren’t luxe, but they don’t feel super cheap or flimsy, either. I would say VP’s envelopes felt just as nice as the ones from our Christmas cards this year, and those were Peter Pauper Press, bought at Barnes and Noble.

    However — I would REALLY STRONGLY recommend buying a Groupon or LivingSocial deal for anything on Vistaprint. They often have $15 for $75 type deals — we bought one of these for our thank you cards and upgraded everything to the thickness paper, photo gloss, etc — I don’t remember the options, but a credit of $75 to play with meant that I wasn’t cutting corners. Our thank-yous came out great.

     

    Post # 6
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    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I ordered my envelopes from Ebay actually. I got a beautiful color and a GREAT deal! ($6 for 50). What size are you needing?

    Post # 7
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Using Vistaprint is smart to save money on your invitations but it is your only wedding so getting nicer envelopes and possibly lining them would make them really special.  Do you have a Paper Source near you?  They have a A7 size and a A7.5 size that you could use as your inner and outer envelopes.

    Post # 8
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    5548 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I used vista print envelopes and they were fine. Not cheapie office envelopes but not the fanciest. People tear up and throw away envelopes. I wouldn’t waste a lot on them.also look for vista print coupons, you should never pay full price for something off their site. 

    Post # 10
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @koi424:  BTW, I forgot to mention, the envelopes that I used are not in the wedding section, they’re back with the scrapbooking and stamping stuff, just in case you try that route!

    Post # 11
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We used Vistaprint for our thank-you notes. The free envelopes were really cheap and nearly see-through… if we had used Vistaprint for invites, I would have gotten nicer envelopes elsewhere.

    Post # 12
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    35 posts
    Newbee

    We did not use the envelopes that came with the Vistaprint invitations. They were very cheap looking and flimsy. Our invitations were 5 1/2 X 8 1/2″ so we had a hard time finding the right sized envelopes we needed. We ended up finding 5 3/4 X 8 3/4″ inner (ungummed) and 6 X 9″ outer (gummed) envelopes from envelopperinc.com. They are the perfect size and are a nice heavy weight and make the invitations feel more expensive than they were. They cost around $15 or so for a pack of 50. We personalized the inner envelopes by lining them with scrapbook paper we found at Hobby Lobby and we used the leftover paper to create belly bands. The overall finished product was beautiful.

    Post # 13
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m not using their envelopes simply because I wanted different ones. They’re just plain white and thin, and I wanted kraft paper ones. Personal preference, I guess. I wish they had the option to not get the envelopes at all. I bought mine from envelopemall.com.

    Post # 15
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    389 posts
    Helper bee

    I found the envelopes fine but did order beautiful return labels and bought some gold seals with a heart from the discount store to put on the back, where you close the envelope.  Everyone loved the save the dates and I did buy some light blue tissue paper and cut to size and included with the STDs, just on top of the postcard.  For an extra touch, I added little heart confetti.  It was a real hit.  

    Post # 16
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    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    There are SO many places to get nice (foil-lined, over 75 lb, cardstock, linen, metallic) envelopes.

    I had a great experience with paperandmore.com.

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