As a budget bride, I seriously consider it a gift from the wedding gods. Sure, if I had lots of money to spend, I would have had everything printed local. I love to support my local businesses, but in this case we mostly went with VistaPrint. Not only are their prices very reasonable and their printing done well, but you can almost always find a deal for them on either LivingSocial or Groupon. Making them even more reasonably priced!
I recommend always checking Weddingbee and The Knot boards to see if there is a LivingSocial or Groupon deal before you order with VistaPrint. Many brides post when they find a deal to help others out. Since they are on on-line business, it doesn't matter which city the deal is being offered in. We've never placed a single order without using one of these deals. Not only will you get a certain amount of printing for much less, but you will also get an additional percentage off your purchase. Anywhere from 30-50%! That's a big discount. If you order an additional $25 with of product over the amount of the coupon you have, you can also receive free shipping.
Our Maid of Honor was a little sceptical about using VistaPrint, at first, but once we got our first order she was fully on board. She's been really happy with how everything has printed. Especially our hukilau welcome dinner invitations.
What else have we printed with VistaPrint? Pretty much everything. No, really. We printed all kinds of labels with both logos that we used for our cupcake picks and swizzle sticks, belly bands for our wedding invitations and so much more. We also printed up the re-usable shopping bags that we used as part of the Hawaiian gift bags we gave out at Christmas. All of our enclosure cards were printed with them, too. In fact, everything you will be seeing from here on out that we paid to have printed we printed with VistaPrint.
The few things we didn't print with VistaPrint we printed at home or at a local printers. Everything for our wedding save the dates was printed at home on an HP Deskjet. All luggage tags and little things like that we also printed at home. Our main wedding invitation and inserts were printed at a local printers. We would have printed them at VistaPrint, but they didn't have the sizes we needed. We also printed our engagement party invitations at the local printers.
We have a lot more we will be posting soon that we also got printed at VistaPrint. We hope you enjoy all of it. If you have any questions about any of our printing, let me know.
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All photos are personal photos.