Vistaprint??

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  1. runsw/scissors

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    The costs of wedding related goods has me stunned. Seriously, who can afford $349 for 100 wedding invites? And that's modest! I am looking for ways to cut costs without cutting quality. Recently someone suggested I look at Vistaprint's site for wedding invitations. The prices are definitely much more reasonable, but I worry that the invitations will look cheap (lesser quality paper, colors runny or off from what was shown, etc.) I have never used this company for any reason, but I know many of you love it for business cards and address labels. Has anyone used them for party invites or cards of any sort? Would you consider ordering wedding invitations from them?
     
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    Try TinyPrints...I ordered my son's graduation announcements from them. I was impressed.
     
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    I have bought personalized notecards/stationary.

    I think they are very nice. I used them to send thank you notes, and some people commented on how nice they were.
     
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    I've ordered "pretty" notecards (essentially invitations) from VP and while I am pleased with the quality, the cards don't scream "wedding". But it depends on the style you're going for, too.
     
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    They have a wedding invitation section.
     
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    Can you order samples on Vista Print? If you can't find the option on the website maybe you can contact them and find out. You will still have to pay for them though.
     
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    Everything I've ordered from VP has been great.

    When I ordered invitations for my wedding reception, I used Invitation Consultants. I found their prices to be very reasonable.
     
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    Everything I've received from VistaPrint has been great! We got our wedding invitations from davidsbridal.com and loved them. They were very reasonable, too.
     
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    For my first marriage I made my invitations. I bought the paper and painstakingly cut each one to have a pocket flap thing--a style popular at the time. I think the calluses on my hands lasted longer than the marriage. ;)

    I found this blog just today. Have you seen it?
    http://apracticalwedding.com/2011/07/wedding-planner-tip/

    I love her motto. "Weddings. minus the insanity. Plus the marriage." That is exactly my philosophy now. I'm sure she has some tips for invitations.
     
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    I've ordered business cards with a picture that I took for my husband and father-in-law - they turned out beautiful. They had a matte finish and look great. The men have even had compliments on them. I also uploaded a bunch of photos I took and had them made into large posters for my classroom. Let's just say they turned out better than having them printed on photo paper. I would recommend trying Vistaprint and calling and asking if you could see a proof before purchasing in bulk. Another idea is to "make" your own using wedding invitation paper purchased from Michaels, Staples, and/or Office Depot. The invitations are beautiful and they come with envelopes, thank you's, etc.
     

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