(Closed) Vistaprint invitations

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Will they send you a sample or sell you one so you can make your choice?  I would think that they would as most invitation companies will, so why not them?


Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Word of caution-

We got our thank you notes from them (we got a folded notecard with a photo on the front).

I was pleased with the print quality- the photo looked great- and with the quality of the paper.

However, I was displeased with the fact that they were cut and scored unevenly- thus when we folded them over they were crooked!  Also, when they were cut, they left little nubs on either end- it wasn’t the cleanest cut.  Also, the envelopes were pretty cheap (you could see the photo through the envelope).

But the thing that disappointed me the most was that on the back of the note was a big, BLUE "www.vistaprint.com"!

I had done the preview and nowhere did it show the BACK of the card nor did it mention that their logo would be on the back.  I tried to contact them by phone, but it’s all automated- I couldn’t figure out how to get in touch with a person.

I just gave up- they were cheap and I got what I paid for.  But I wasn’t being a perfectionist about it.

So, if you go with them- be certain that their logo WILL NOT be on your wedding invites!


Another thing to consider- I got my invites (inner envelope, lined outer envelope with return address, response card, respond card envelope with printed return address) for $200 for 100 invites.  They were from Carlson Craft and I got them through a local print shop (not a place that specializes in wedding stationary).  Turns out that local places give you a 10-20% discount off the prices listed online!  They came out really great and it was nice to have an actual person to deal with and be able to see the invite sample in person. Just an idea…

Post # 5
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had a friend who did vistaprint for her invites and they actually looked really ugly and cheap.  They have different kinds so some of them might look decent.  The invite she got was a photograph of rings and was glossy.  I bought Save-The-Date Cards from them and they were on linen paper and are very nice. So get that if you can cause it won’t look cheap. 

Post # 7
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Check out target for nice boxed invitations as well, I got a box of 50 for around 20.00, they have some really pretty designs to choose from.

Post # 8
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You could also look into Reaves Engraving.  You could get thermography (invites, rsvps) for under $150 for a hundred, and the quality is really good.  It won’t look like you skimped.  

Ahh… all the damn research I did on invites…..

Post # 9
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve ordered personalized holiday cards through Vistaprint.. good quality paper and printing. However, I think their large, very visible logo on the back of the cards is one of the main reasons their costs are low (because they use their products as their main advertisement!). If this doesn’t bother you, go for it! Definitely a budget-friendly option!!

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