I ordered my invitations from Exclusively Weddings, which is an online invitation source. My Mom had been pushing me and pushing me to find invitations (she really wants to get them out, I swear if she wasn't around my wedding would not be nearly so planned as it is right now).
The problem was, I couldn't find ANYTHING that I liked and there was NO way that I was DIYing. I just don't have the time as a graduate student.
Thankfully once I actually sat down to search I found a few things I liked and while mutually browsing the internets over the phone with my mother we settled on an invitation! Whee! (By the way, trying to browse webpages in synchrony with your mother who is on the phone is impossible to do without some form of aggravation no matter how well you get on with her)
So they arrived the other day and yesterday, my parents set about assembling them. I would have done this except they're in Connecticut, I'm in Florida and my mother is gung ho on getting things done with or without me. Sometimes it feels like I'm just along for the ride and maybe some minor input ;D
We ordered the invitation and RSVP cards from Exclusively Weddings and then got business cards from Vistaprint informing guests that directions, hotel info, airport info and all that other good stuff can be found at our website. I used a similar picture from my STDs (which were fancied up by an artist friend of mine and ordered through VistaPrint) for the background of the business card. I also splurged and went for glossy printing and (again according to my parents) they look amazing. The colors from the pictures match the colors of the invitations, which are very simple. Rather than also buy the ribbon available through the invitation website, we (read: my mother) just got some ribbon from the local craft store to match. And they look smashing. ( Collapse )
Now the one issue we had with the invitation was that the response card ink had bled through the paper to the other side. I'm not quite sure how this looked because I haven't seen the invitations in person, this is only what my parents have told me. However, they called customer service and the woman they spoke to didn't argue and immediately agreed to send out a new printing of response cards. This kind of makes me feel like they know this is an issue but that's just a feeling, nothing certain.
So all in all, Exclusively weddings seems like a pretty good place to get invitations and I still have not been done wrong by Vistaprint.