Post # 1
Hey Fellow Bees..
I was recently browsing the web to get invitation ideas. I came across 1 specific invitation that just was exactly what I wanted. I showed my FI and he even agreed they were a "must have". Having said that.. the website is a UK based site and it states that there are no returns or refunds once the proof is approved. Everythings is in Liras and what happens if I order them and never get them!!!???
I’m hoping to find something similar here.. they are pretty basic.. but i’m just not sure!
Post # 3
If you posted a photo of the invitations it might help people to direct you towards a good site that might have something similar!
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Post # 5
I have not seen anything like that before. You could go to Etsy.com and see if one of the vendors can replicate the invitation for you, maybe even make it better.
Post # 6
Sorry, no suggestions of other vendors from me (who’s new to invitations). Lindz1701 made a good suggestion with Etsy. Do a request using its "Alchemy" feature to see who’s willing and able to replicate it for you.
If you do decide to go with this UK vendor, you may have some protection if you pay with a credit card. If they don’t deliver, do a chargeback for non-receipt of goods. However, don’t chance it if you feel that, after doing some research on their business, that they are not very reliable.
Post # 7
It’s actually pretty normal for the online invitation vendors to have a policy that after approval of the proof your payment is not refundable – because they generally start printing once the proof is approved. Quite a few online vendors actually charge extra for more than one round of proofs – so that you get a single round of changes (with an initial and changed proofs) included in the price, but if you catch more things that need changed when you review the second proofs you are charged extra. It’s just to protect them from endless rounds of changes, or prevent disputes that might arise because they printed what you approved, and you determine at a later date that it’s not correct. Even if that is only a day after you send approval of the proof, they may have completed your printing, so the cost of changes can be significant.
It sounds silly, but it does happen – there are posts every few weeks about someone who got their invitations and there is a spelling error, or the date or address isn’t correct – in one case the year was wrong!! If they didn’t print what was on the approved proof, then you can easily dispute the charge through PayPal or your credit card company if you have to – although in a case where they didn’t print the approved proof I would think that any reputable company would reprint for you anyway.
Anyway – what I’m trying to say is that any vendor in the US is likely going to have the same policy. I don’t really think there is an increased likelihood of you not getting your invitations just because the company is in the UK – I order books and needlework kits and craft supplies from Italy and the UK quite often, and have never had a product not delivered. The one thing you can do (for any vendor, in any location) to reassure yourself before ordering is to Google them and see if you find bad reviews – and for any vendor that repeatedly deals badly with their customers, you will generally find bad reviews. If that isn’t the case, I don’t think that either the location of the vendor or their policy is any cause for concern.
Post # 8
I agree with Suzanno. Vendors incur costs as well. Just make sure you do your research and clarify the inclusions of their pricing. Consider shipping cost as well. Found one vendor who has an invitation similar to your photo above – just different colors and ribbon.