Post # 1
Hi! I am trying to order invites online and decided to go through Exclusively Weddings. I ordered proofs of each part of the invite and assumed I’d be receiving a sample invite in the mail, but instead I received an email of each proof. Has anyone else ordered online and actually received a paper invite to approve? I was hoping to see the quality of the paper. It looks great online, but it’s hard to make a final decision without seeing it in person. What have been your experiences??
Post # 3
K, I shopped around a lot for invitations and this is what I found to be the cheapest since we had a lot to send out…
I found some things I liked and started emailing sellers on Etsy. Usually they will put together templates for you (in pdf form) for about $15 per item (ex. invitation). Then I had them printed at smartpress.com. I ordered proofs of each piece (I think $10) and they sent them to me literally overnight in the mail (btw you get to pick the paper/size/etc). They also do soft proofs online that you can view on their website and then approve or deny. We ordered 200 of everything in color – invitation, reception card with map on the back, and rsvp card – and the total for printing was only $75. How can you beat that?! They also have an online chat window in your account where you can leave a message and ask questions. Everytime some responds to my question I get an email so I know to look. I would highly recommend using this site!
Post # 4
@celticbride: I ordered our invitations from Magnet Street and I too received an email proof. I know I was going on a leap of faith, but they look great! I also liked that I was able to use a promotional code and save alot of money that way. Best of Luck!
Post # 5
@celticbride: I ordered my Save the Dates from a lady here on the bee (invitingfriendz.com) and I got a email sample as well. Sometimes it is a leap of faith tho I am totally psyched about getting them (they are being mailed to me this week).
Post # 6
I just ordered invitation samples from Exclusively Weddings and they mailed me actual sample invites. So it was easy to see the quality of the paper, etc. I find it really weird that they didn’t mail you real ones. Maybe call or e-mail and ask them about it?
Post # 7
@HeyKaraoke: That is so strange! I will have to call I guess. I paid $5-7 for a proof of each part of the invitation, so I really assumed it was a paper proof.
Thanks everyone for telling about your experiences with ordering online invites! I’m ok with buying them without a real proof I guess, but I wouldn’t have paid for a proof if it was only an email version because really I’d already seen that when I designed the invite.