Post # 1
So the time has come to select and order invitations. I can’t decide if purchasing them in a store would be best, or ordering them online. I used to work for a Hallmark and when we received an order in-store, we just ordered them from someone online anyway, so I’m not entirely convinced the quality is different.
Reasons for ordering in-store: I can look and feel the invitations and know exactly what the color, paper, weight, and size of the invite looks like in my hands; if something gets messed up, the store can fix it; support local business. Cons might be limited selection, pressured to go with certain invitations (because they are more expensive), and the cost is more.
Reasons for ordering online: Likely cheaper (I am constantly getting things in the mail with promo codes, free shipping, etc. on invitations), virtually unlimited selection, no-pressure shopping. Cons are that I can’t physically see the invitation and it might look a whole lot better online, sending them back would be a hassle if something is messed up, there is no customer service (for example, someone to recommend certain wording or etiquette), and WHAT IF they don’t come on time?
What do you all think? Anyone ordered invitations online? How was the experience? Any recommendations for good sites? THANKS! <3
Post # 16
I ordered from http://www.vponsale.com and had a great experience. I don’t think you could get a better deal either… it’s $1 per invitation and that includes envelope, response card, response card envelope. You can customize the colors and they have a lot of great designs. They send proofs before printing and they are printed and sent very quickly. There was an error on my response card envelopes and they sent me new ones right away no questions asked. HIGHLY recommend, I saved a fortune and so many people have told me how beautiful the invitations are. 🙂
Post # 17
I ordered mine from Rexcraft (or Bed, Bath & Beyond – they’ve since merged, or something like that). Very reasonable price and I like them. I ordered simple invitations but was very pleased.
Post # 18
I’m doing STDs with Vistaprint… super cheap. like 62 bucks for 100 of them… and they are cute.
For my invitations I am going with anns bridal bargains. I am doing the cheapest one, and when they get here, i will personalize each one.
I am on a tight budget though. I have a website and some people have already RSVP’d they will not get a STD but I will still send an invitation:)
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Love Ping for invites and STD !
You can order STD cards and wedding invites and keep track of RSVP’s online!
My fiance and I are very big on an “eco wedding” and was able to email a tasteful STD cards. We have guest who do not have email so I was able to send an actual card through Ping…
Get this: You enter your guests address and they mail it for you plus postage.. SOOOO convenient!
As for the wedding invites: I will order them on Ping and then send them out all postal to my guest.. My guest just get online and RSVP that way. Instead of extra waste and postage from those RSVP cards! Hope this helps!
Post # 21
Just got the save the date cards from ping and they rock! Super cute!