Post # 1
I’m in the process of printing my invitations for our wedding, March 20, 2015. I’m trying to get ahead of the game here! Anyways, I’m having some isses finding somewhere to print the main invitation and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for me? I’m printing a full color, 5×7 image, hopefully on cardstock. I don’t want to print it on a home printer, I think it will look cheap. Does anyone have suggestions as to where I can print these?
Post # 2
use vista print. my friend designed all my invitations for me and we used vista print to print. i upgraded the paper quality. and used coupons (easily found online). 150 invitations, rsvp cards, info cards and 250 thank you cards. with separate envelopes purchased (a because better quality and b because in order to print return addresses, i had to order separately) all came to $300.
the same thing priced out at an invitation store was $1000.
and the quality was great. i would use Vista print again and again.
Post # 3
Agree with PP. Vistaprint is a good option.
I have also used catprint in the past and had good results. They don’t have any minimums (i.e. you could order 17 or 70, it doesn’t matter), reasonable prices, and they will send you a free booklet of all of their paper/cardstock options if you request, so you can pick out which one you want, textured, nontextured, shimmer, etc.
Post # 4
I agree. Vistaprint.com
You can upload a photo. I did their save the dates with a photo I uploaded…let me find a picture….
This is the proof (sorry I just took a picture of the screen since it was a .pdf). I did postcards. Uploaded the picture, put words on top (Save the date), and the rest was on the other side. They turned out beautiful!
Post # 5
ajillity81: What size were the invitations that you printed?
Post # 6
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I work for a printing company and would not recommend Vista print. I know PPs were happy, but I have heard from other brides that they were very disappointed in the paper quality and the envelopes. A local printer would be able to help you print them, show you lots of paper samples, etc. Good luck!
ps are you sure you want to print your invitations so far in advance? What if something changes in the next 10 months?
Post # 7
abrush611: 5×7, i wanted to make sure i would only have to use a 46 cent stamp to mail.
Post # 8
amoore2: since my friend designed my invitations and all i needed was a printer. i priced out using a local printer. my friend’s neighbor works at a printing place and even with the “friends” discount, it still was going to come to close to what an invitation store was going to cost.
i was very happy with VP, as i mentioned above, i upgraded the cardstock. 30 of the 150 rsvp cards were of poorer quality than the rest. i contacted VP and they sent me replacement cards overnighted for no extra charge.
Post # 9
abrush611: I am fortunate enough to have my work allow me to print off my save the dates and invitations. The save the dates look a little cheap, but I’m okay with that.. It all depends on the quality that you want, if you want high quality, I suggest trying to find a place that specializes in invites.
Post # 10
catprint (http://www.catprint.com/) or smartpress (http://smartpress.com/)
i wouldn’t go with vistaprint. the quality isn’t that great.
Post # 11
I used VistaPrint for our Save-The-Dates and we’ll be using them to print our invitations, as well. You can upgrade the paper, if you want to. We’re doing 5×7’s.
Post # 12
I used Catprint for our save the dates, programs, and menus and it worked out great. The sample booklet they send you is very helpful and the customer service was really good when I had a little issue submitting my save the date order. I haven’t used Vistaprint for printing, but we did order an address stamp from there and it was not good at all, but the customer service was great and they refunded our money right away when I told them the product was not usable. So, as other posters have said, I am sure Vistaprint would be good if you have any quality issues.
Post # 13
I went to a specialty printer in my city and had them print my invites & cut them down to the size we needed for the invitations. Actually I have a whole post on doing my invites that I’ve been meaning to write but have been so busy with counting RSVPs that I haven’t had time to come back and share my experiences yet!
Post # 14
amoore2: I’m not printing the invitations yet. I’m trying to find a place to have them printed so that when I do print them, I won’t have to go through what I am going through right now. I’m not anticipating anything changing anyway. The information that is on the invitation can’t change too much.
Post # 15
I also recommond CatPrint. They do a great job and there is no minimum requirement.