Post # 1
Haven’t decided yet if I want to sit and feed 70 invites/RSVP cards/envelopes/RD invite cards through the printer, so am considering using VistaPrint instead. I have no clue how far ahead we’re supposed to do this but I’m guessing March should be fine. I utilized the search before posting this (I promise) and saw mixed reviews of VistaPrint’s quality – what do you guys think about one option vs the other?
Post # 3
I did Vistaprint for my Save the Dates and was really happy with the way they came out. My bridesmaid designed them and I used the upload feature. They offer so many coupon codes that you can almost always get a 50% off coupon. I paid for the upgraded thicker cardstock, which wasn’t very expensive and made them seem more sturdy. My only complaint is that the shipping is kind of slow and pricey, which is hard when you need instant gratification like I do!
Post # 4
i bought michaels invites – i got them buy one get one free so i paid 29.99 for 80 invites
they were really easy to do – took me maybe and hour to get everything printed and i thought they turned out really beautiful!
i have a (really bad) phone picture of the invitation itself – i dont have pics of the rsvp or reception card though….yet
Post # 5
Ah I get to wax on about vistaprint again. I have done numerous projects with them, including tote bags, invitations, holiday cards, you name it.
The printing is pretty decent (upgrade to better quality paper, use different fonts besides the recommended ones, be careful) and excellent for the price, especially if you hit a sale.
So muich more variety than the stores.
I think the quality issues really come from a lack of care on behalf of the customer. Yuo have to have hi-res pictures if you want your STD photo card to look super crisp. You have to align things just so. You have to make sure you check that all the Vistaprint trademark stuff has been taken off your product. Do all that and you will be golden.
Just for kicks you should order VP samples (just use one of the 10 Free Invites coupons, which you can easily locate on the internet). That way you can see if VP is for you.
Post # 6
I’m interested in knowing this too!!!
Post # 7
have you ordered samples from vistaprint yet? they’ll send you a bunch. if you use them, make sure you sign up for the regular sale mailing list, not the wedding one.
Post # 8
I had them send me their “wedding sample kit” – is that the same thing?
Post # 9
@MissBoston: If you are replying to me, no. What you do is pick out the invite that you like (or invites), design them, and then order 10. You can usually get them for free with coupons on http://www.retailmenot.com. Also, you don’t need to stick with the wedding section on Vista. Many of their general party invites are also beautiful.
Post # 10
@heather25: Oops I was replying to Kitzy but thanks! That’s helpful! 🙂