Calling all vistaprint bees!

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which paper would you recommend?
    Matte cardstock that's included : (15 votes)
    79 %
    Upgrade to the linen paper : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Other: I'll explain in the comments : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    You need to upgrade the paper. What is included definitely feels flimsy. 

    Post # 3
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    brittnamrogo :  I would go with matte.  That’s what we used and I thought they came out really nice, and are definitely thick enough.  I have heard that the linen is a bit flimsy.

    Post # 4
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    863 posts
    Busy bee

    brittnamrogo :  I did the regular matte paper. They’re beautiful and not flimsy at all. I’d say that they have similar weight to an index card or cardstock. It didn’t look cheap (and I’m OCD about things looking cheap). Colors were vibrant and beautiful. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    3560 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    brittnamrogo :  i’d upgrade to the thickest cardstock they offer – but not the linen. the linen is quie thin (i ordered a sample kit from them, which includes a linen and it was underwhelming). the regular matte is also quite thin. we did our holiday cards through vistaprint and upgraded to the extra thick matte cardstock, and it was on par with the standard cardstock that other online stationers use (WPD, Minted, Paperless Post).

    Post # 6
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    958 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We used the card stock and it was fine.

    No one really cares.

    My step daughter drew a picture of us on our wedding day and we used that as our invitation. The colors were fine. But I’d also rather spend my money on things other than an invitation that no one will keep.

    Post # 7
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    I used whatever paper was included in the price and it was fine.  But, we’re having a very casual wedding in a park, so I was concerned that fancy invitations would give people the wrong idea.

    Post # 8
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    6603 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Mine was the basic and just felt like cardstock… I never gave it any thought at all. The color was great, the printing looked fine and lets face it, most will go in the trash anyway, so longevity is a non-issue either way. Don’t sweat it!

    Post # 9
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

    We did the basic-included matte paper. Cardstock weight, everything shows  up just as vibrant as the pictures, absolutely no complaints.

    I’ve also received them as invitations many times. I think they’re great.

    Post # 10
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    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

    We used the regular paper and it was totally fine. I loved VistaPrint! 

    Post # 12
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    6590 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Another vote for regular paper. I’m taking the money I saved on my invites and buying extra wine XD

    Post # 13
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I got my invitations there with regular cardstock and they seemed very nice, in my opinion.

    Post # 14
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    265 posts
    Helper bee

    brittnamrogo :  Another vote for the matte cardstock! I loved the way mine came out! I just wanted to let you know that they frequently have 40% off sales. One just ended like 2 days ago and another is probably around the corner! 

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