Post # 1
I found a great design for our invitations on Etsy, and now I just need to figure out how to get them printed. I have no idea about any of this stuff! Has anyone used Vistaprint or Catprint to print invites? Or some other company? I am trying to keep this as inexpensive as possible, but I don’t want the invites to seem cheap in any way. I guess I want to achieve a balance between higher quality and reasonable price.
Does anyone have any general tips that you found helpful when printing your invitations this way? Paper quality, enevleope options… something else I’m not even thinking of yet ? 🙂
Post # 3
We used 123print because I found a design on there I loved. They’re similar to vistaprint in their pricing, I just liked the design better. We got them in and the quality is good, I did pay to upgrade the paper quality and envelopes. The nice thing with 123print was that we were able to order free samples in 3 different designs we liked so we could actually see them in person. Vistaprint just sent us an envelope with the paper types but they weren’t in any designs we had picked, it was just random. Also, if you search online you can find good coupons for any of those places. We found a 25% off our entire purchase coupon and so we ordered our save the dates, invitations, rsvp cards, and upgraded evelopes all together and for 100 of each, it was under $200.
Post # 4
How many invites are you planning on doing?
I found it hard to not spend alot with invitations ( and I was trying to be cheap, only 40 invites + 40 Rsvps ). Then 80 stamps lol
I ended up using vista print because I had a friend design the image/invitation and then use their upload image choice. It was fairly reasonable and offered samples and such. Also don’t forget to factor in shipping. I say make accounts at all the major spots and see what the final prices are for them all!
Post # 5
I used 123print.com and I also made custom address labels from this site too.
Post # 6
While my fiance’s aunt will be making our invitations, I’m going to be printing our save-the-dates, RSVP cards, etc — so I’m in the process of deciding the same thing. I did order paper samples from CatPrint (for free!) and many of the thicker ones feel awfully nice. I also really appreciate their instant quote feature. 🙂 I don’t know if Vistaprint will send you paper samples or how that might compare, though. However, I have a Vistaprint Groupon which expires in a few days, so I’m going to need to design some stuff to make sure my money doesn’t go to waste!
Finally — I know that there are different Catprint/Vistaprint/123Print threads around the Bee. Hopefully some of those will be helpful as you make your choice!