Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre
I’m starting to look at save the dates and invites. There are TONS of online sites to purchase from but how do you know if it is a legit site or scam? Did you buy your invites online? Was the quality still good? I would be very appreciative to hear what you did for your wedding or what you are planning to do. I would love to get some great recommendations because I really don’t know where to start on this one! Thanks!! 🙂
Post # 2
I’ve found vendors on Etsy to be for the most part, decently reputable. I actually chose a design and downloaded it so that I could print at my leisure. There’s a lot of choices out there….good luck.
Post # 3
I used Vistaprint which was loads cheaper than the specialist wedding invite companies. Their envelopes are awful, but other than that I’ve been really pleased with them. We’ve used matching menus, info cards (doctored rsvp cards!), Evening invites, stickers and we are considering matching thank you cards too. We paid for the upgraded card stock though, not sure what their standard card is like.
Post # 4
My experiences with Shutterfly and Zazzle were wonderful. I’d recommend them to anyone. I think by the quality of the website, the amount of reviews, and stock of items, you can tell whether someting is decently reputable. And, you can always spend $2 on a single invite just to test the quality.
Post # 5
I used vistaprint as well and used standard stock for save the dates but upgraded for the invites and then like above used RSVP cards for other info. But I had my invites designed by a friend and just printed from vistaprint. Customer service was fabulous when I had an issue and I waited for one of their flash sales and got 50% off.
Envelopes do suck but wasn’t really worried as people only throw them out anyway.
Post # 6
I have no idea where you would even buy them in person.
We bought ours from Minted. They were great quality and they did all the addressing for us which was awesome!
Post # 7
Another one for Vistaprint. I am glad I didn’t upgrade the envelopes, because a lot of them ended up totally smeared in black ink or something from the mailing process. What a waste that would have been!
I used their standard matte paper and I think it turned out nice! But paper goods wasn’t a huge priority for me.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK
I got my save the dates from Basic Invite. I had ordered TONS of samples first. The quality is great. I’ll be getting my invitations from them as well. I’ve gotten samples of the invitations and I’m pleased with them.
Post # 9
I used minted and really loved them. They will send you a free sample kit so you can see what the paper thickness and weights are, shine and embossing, etc. Highly reccomend them!
Post # 10
We did our save the dates from Vistaprint and invitations from Minted. While we were happy with the save the dates overall, the quality from Minted was MUCH better and worth the extra money for our wedding invites. I don’t think you can really go wrong with either though!
Post # 11
Super happy with my Vistaprint invites for 50% off!
Post # 12
Got ours from Wedding Paper Divas…I believe they’re part of Shutterfly now.
I also ordered the RSVP cards, menus and escort cards from the same suite. Really pretty and great quality.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I ordered a $20 template and then edited it myself. I also created a second version on this website called Canva (its free but you can purchase upgrades). I used Canva for my Save the Dates as well and then just uploaded the image to Vistaprint. Waited for a sale and then ordered them from Vistaprint.
That way I got the design I really wanted, while still having them printed beautifully at an affordable cost! Would be happy to share tips and tricks with you for using Canva, if you go that route!
Post # 14
I used Vistaprint for everything (look out for sales!). Quality was great for what we paid! (About .50/piece).
Great customer service. They forgot to include envelopes and when I inquried, they had them expedited to me with no questions asked.
Post # 15
I used Minted for my Save the Dates and Invitations. I LOVED them. Plus they do the guest addressing for you.
I also used Zazzle for my Bridesmaid proposal cards, those were fabulous as well.
I’m planning on ordering my escort cards from either Minted or Etsy, I haven’t decided if I want to spend the extra on a specialized design or not.