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Should I use VISTA PRINT for invites??

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#1 pbjwed

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:17 AM

    Hi ladies.. I had someone from Esty design my wedding invitations and welcome party invite.. Who should I use to get these printed?? I was thinking Vista Print. They have a create your own design pkg for everything for under 200.00 for 50 invites with all invites and thank you cards?? Is this a good price? And how is the quality!? help!

    #2 carolina24

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

      don't know about the quality of the invitations, but i got my brochures from vistaprint and although i LOVE them, they aren't that high quality, imo. i wouldn't want to get invites from there.

      i got my invitations from invitations by dawn and everyone has commented on how nice they are. the one's we chose ended up being $250 for 75 invitations, rsvps, printed return envelopes for the rsvps, outer envelope (with printed return address), and blank inner envelope. we bought ribbon from michaels to tie them...i LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out!!

      #3 echo2_62

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:08 PM

        while I'm not sure that I've even seen the pkg option for creating your cards & thank-you's but I can add a few generic comments. We had ordered both the standard and oversized postcards and the quality on them was really good (just using the images they have already, not uploading one of my own). They had a really high gloss finish to them and essentially looked like any other postcard that you would buy at the store so we were really happy with them.

        On the other hand, I selected the folded note cards to use for our thank-you's and I created my own image, uploaded at a medium resolution (but one that was accepted by their system as being of sufficient quality) and had the option to request the matte finish which I thought might be okay seeing as the postcards were just *so* darn shiny. I just got those a few days ago and was SOOO disappointed with the quality. They were printed on paper that was lighter than a quality cardstock (sorry I don't know my actual paper weights) and the rough look made them seem kind of unfinished. In addition, each card had been cut from a larger piece of paper so the side that it had been cut on was rough and definitely evident compared to the uncut sides. It didn't help either that my image had a solid black border all the way around so any edges that were unfinished were especially evident.

        The good thing is that Vistaprint has an excellent quality guarantee so i was able to get a refund on the notecards because I definitely wouldn't be sending them out as they are. The bad thing is that after having spent so much time creating my image and then waiting on these to be shipped, we're nearly two months out from our wedding and I feel extremely rude for not having thanked all our guests yet.

        I think my overall advice is NOT to use vistaprint for your actual invites as they just might not end up looking as polished and finished as you would have liked. I'm confident that there will be LOTS of girls here who can recommend other places to go that have comparable prices too. Good luck!

        #4 pbjwed

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          Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:53 PM

          thank you both for you advice and your review of your experience.. I really want them to look professional and since I spent 100 already on the monograms and invite designs I want to make sure they are printed for a high quality resolution!!!!!!!!!!! Ok so looks like I am going elsewhere for printing!!!

          #5 Princess J

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            Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:54 AM

            I had a really positive experience with them for my Magnetic Save the Dates! I think I am going to try them out for invites. I will let you know how it goes and if I have issues.
            50 Guests booked + the bride and groom!!!

            #6 JanineA

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              Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:51 PM

              Here is a bride who used Vistaprint for her invites (Pam) perhaps you can pm her for close up of the pics since the ones in the thread came out a bit small.

              #7 Jennybell1

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                Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:09 PM

                I got a free wedding pkg and samples in the mail from Vistaprint as they had an option to request one and the samples they sent me were fantastic! They were on good quality paper and they looked very nice. If I hadnt already purchased mine, I may have gone that route....I still may go that route actually....bc I can return mine.
                They are nice and at a great price....so why not!?

                #8 pbjwed

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                  Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:10 AM

                  thanks ladies! i am so nervous! But I will return them I guess if they come out crappy!

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