(Closed) To map or not to map?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I do about my map insert?
    Don't worry about including it. You can just put it on the website. : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Go back to the original print shop and have them do it. It will be free, so what if they're late? : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Go to Kinkos and have them printed. Hopefully the original print shop will give you a partial refund : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Borrow someone's printer since yours is on the fritz and print and cut them yourself. : (0 votes)
    Some other brilliant plan that I haven't thought of because I'm so frustrated with these things. : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I voted for Kinkos, b/c judging by your RSVP date,  you want to get your invites out ASAP. I’m a big fan of the map though. It definitely wouldn’t be the end of the world if you didn’t have it included, but it’s a nice addition. So which matters more to you, having your guests only have 3 or less weeks to respond, or not having the map?

    Post # 4
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Ack – that stinks that the map didn’t get printed the way you wanted!  So if I were you, I’d call the original print shop and get them to give me an estimate for when they could have the inserts reprinted.  Also, I’d check to see if it would be quicker for them to just to print the map on a separate insert instead of doing the double sided insert.  (I don’t know if that will make a difference, but it’s worth asking.)  Just be sure to explain your situation with the timeline and everything, and if they messed up, they should do whatever they can to make things right!

    If that doesn’t work in your timeline, I’d try the kinko’s option, but I only worry that they may not have the exact same shade of paper as the print shop.  (That would drive me nuts.)

    Finallly, if all else fails, I’d just include the map on the website.  Since you’re already directing guests to the website for the RSVPs, I’m sure most of them will still get a chance to see the map!

    Post # 6
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The map is gorgeous!  I’d vote kinkos, but depends on how much over budget they make you.  Kinkos is awesome at same day stuff (esp with quantities of just 150-200).  Depends on paper, but shouldn’t put you that much over… I’d guess $40? with cutting?

    Post # 7
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    First off, your invites are GORGEOUS! =)

    And now to the nitty gritty….

    Call the print shop and get an estimate, both on what kind of refund you can expect, and on turnaround time. Call Kinkos and get an estimate on time and cost. Then compare the two, and decide…it might be more prudent to get them sent out ASAP and go a couple bucks over budget than to wait another week and stay on target. (Also, double check that Kinko’s can print on irregularly-sized paper.)

    Post # 8
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Kind of late and I’m sure you’ve already made your decision, but I just wanted to say that I love your invites! They’re beautiful. ^_^ Hope it all worked out!


    Post # 9
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    your maps are adorable… i would do whatever it takes to include them in your invitation set.  if the print shop can’t get them in time, but will give you a refund or credit, maybe save the credit and use it for personalizing thank you cards, or something like that.

    Post # 11
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m so glad it worked out and that you went with the print shop!  Invite postage is expensive!

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