(Closed) Sometimes cheapeer invitations are just CHEAP.

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oh that sucks. Sorry to hear that.

I want some from Minted right now, but being Canadian with exchange they are going to be a lot.  I think we’re going go that route though as to get them made here was going to be $150 more.  I was also considering Vista Print, but maybe I should really think this one through.

Thanks for the tips

Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wow, that’s awful! My mother kept saying I should use VistaPrint because they’re cheap, they had a sale on, and the invitations looked alright. Now I’m glad I didn’t listen to her and we DIY’d our invitations. It probably ended up costing the same, plus several hours of labour, but at least we know they’re up to our standards.

Post # 6
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had the same issue with their envelopes. I used a glue stick to seal them. Not a big deal, but I’m glad I gave them time to dry before I mailed them out because I don’t think I would have caught the issue in time.

Post # 7
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’d recommend Mixbook. If you sign up for their email list they send out coupons constantly…usually for 40% off and sometimes 50%! Our invitations came out great and cost us under $250 for 125 invitations plus envelopes, RSVP cards, and hotel/directions cards.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  applecat.
Post # 8
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

That really sucks!!! I had looked at Vistaprint, but thanks for the heads up! I know it sucks now, but in 10 years, hopefully it will be a funny story. 

Post # 9
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used Vistaprint and only had a few minor issues.  A few of the matching return address labels were discolored (maybe 10 out of 200) and a few of the invites had some color issues.  I ordered a larger quantity then I required so my numbers were fine.

Post # 10
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I agree Vistaprint is pretty cheap, and not in a good way. I liked them for my postcard save the dates, but that didn’t need to be fancy or elaborate. I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience! Hopefully your brother was the only mishap and everyone else had no issues.

Post # 11
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oh no! That really sucks- hopefully no one else was missing any inserts and the RSVP cards and envelopes were all ok.

I think our invitations are the one detail that I’m freaking out about the most, between making sure that the stock is heavy enough, that there are no typos, and that the envelopes are sturdy enough to make it to our guests (some will have to travel quite a distance by Canada Post).  

I really like some of VistaPrint’s designs, but because I am so obsessive about the quality and durability of the cards, I might just have to suck up the minted.com shipping charges or invest some extra time so Fiance and I can diy to our liking. 

Thanks so much for the heads-up about Vista!

Post # 12
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry that that happened to you!   I actually used double-sided tape on all of my invite envelopes, just to make sure that they stayed closed during transit.   I hate licking envelopes, so that was my solution, LOL.  

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