(Closed) Ordering Vistaprint invitations..

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 16
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Wilson2Bee:  I dont have a photo of mine, but they were beautiful and affordable from Vistaprint. We did the invites as a “just to have” item since we are doing a small at home wedding so no rsvp cards or whatever. My Future Mother-In-Law HATED them when she got hers in the mail though, even though we asked her beforehand what she thought of the print and wording. That may have more to do with her being a batshit crazy lady, and less to do with the invites….

I think they are great!

 

Post # 17
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694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used them, they were great. I’m pretty sure I went with the basic paper options and the cardstock was pretty heavy. The envelopes may have been a bit flimsy though, so if there’s an upgrade for that, maybe do that, but I would vote go for it!

Post # 18
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Newbee

We ordered ours from vistaprint and I think they turned out well.

There was a slight colour difference between our enclosure cards vs. invitation, but it wasn’t a big deal to us.

We also paid extra for linen and upgraded the envelopes with matching design and return address and I was really happy with how they looked/felt. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

One of my bridesmaids used them for her wedding awhile back. She did the recycled paper option and printed back and front. They looked good.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I haven’t done invites, but we did our save the dates. I would say they are fairly standard, but I like them, and for the price I am very happy. I just have a hard time spending a small fortune on stationary when people generally just throw it away anyway.

Post # 21
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116 posts
Blushing bee

We used them for my invites and postcard save the dates. We are happy and have gotten many complimets on them. I would suggest upgrading the paper and envelopes – still VERY inexpensive.

 

Also, process was easy. I saved my design a million times and worked on it for longer than I care to admit with no issues. Plus, we received them super quick! 

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Post # 22
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did Vistaprint ones with our own image from the internet, and they came out great.  We purposely went pretty basic with it (invitations were just not that important to me, since they hang on someone’s fridge for a month and then get thrown away), but we were happy with the way they came out, and we got a fabulous price (200 with response cards and extra envelopes for all, for like $75 after a groupon).

Post # 23
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784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I used the for the Save-The-Date Cards and loved how they turned out, so I’m using them for the entire invitation suite (except envelopes, because I want fancy/colored/pretty enveloples). Some tips:

 

1. Wait for a sale, look for a Groupon, generally avoid paying full price because they’ve always got something going on. 

 

2. If you have any design capabilities, think about uploading your own design and printing through the postcards option. Cheaper than going into the wedding section! I’ll be printing my invitations and RSVP cards as different sized “postcards”, and then the details card is going to be on business card paper… Yeah, I’m kinda crazy about saving money, haha. 

 

3. I got a free “paper sampler” from Vistaprint that really helped me see and feel what each of their paper options is like. See if you can find that and have them send it to you, because it’s perfect for calming fears about it being terrible. Not sure if this link will work, but if it does, here’s where I got the sampler: https://secure.vistaprint.com/wedding-sample-kit.aspx?xnav=IandAHub_Resources_1

 

4. I don’t really care for their envelopes; I got some for my Thank You cards, and I’m just ‘meh’ about them. Hence wanting nicer ones for the invitations. 

 

Hope it works for you! I wouldn’t go in expecting to be completely blown away (no gold foil or anything), but they definitely have nice enough stuff that feels and looks good!

Post # 24
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7903 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I got our vistaprint invitations today, and they’re great! We created them ourselves as uploaded ppt files and had the invitations and RSVPs printed as postcards. The cardstock quality is very nice, and the standard envelopes, though maybe a little see-through, are thicker than I expected and still functional. Even though I ordered economy shipping, they arrived way sooner than expected although my state is neighbors with their hq. I would also recommend using one of their many coupon codes to get the most bang for your buck.

Post # 25
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6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wilson2Bee:  i have used them for party invitations. I wouldn’t use them as wedding invitations.

Post # 26
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147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

i got our save the dates last night.. and then got a refund last night!  the printing was pretty terrible (see line across my fiance’s face!) and the paper weight was not impressive.  i upgraded to the nicer matte paper and either they didn’t print on it, or it’s not super heavy (I think it was 120#).  it felt like… a political campaign ad that you get in your mailbox, but the paper wasn’t as shiny.

other people have had great experience with vistaprint, so who knows, but i’m def not going to try it again!

 

Edited to add:  I must say, their customer service was awesome.  They offered to upgrade me to the better paper (… but i had the “best”), and re-print, and ship to me QUICKLY.  I used their on-line help service.  So, I think if I wasn’t so frustrated last night I would have done it (frankly, I really should have…).  So, yeah, they were great in that sense!  I instead asked for a refund, which was also really easy and quick.  

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