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Printing Recommendations

You are welcome to use any printer you like best. I’ll provide you with high resolution jpegs and pdfs that will work with any press.

Here are my recommendations if you feel a little lost in the printing department or just want a suggestions. If you still need some extra advice, feel free to send me a message via my contact page.

VistaPrint

Vistaprint is a great and inexpensive way to get your wedding cards printed. Heres how to get each type of card I offer printed with vistaprint.

Pricing: I made a pretend order and got 100 Wedding invites, 100 Lunch cards (see below why it’s cheaper to order sealing and lunch cards in large quantities), 100 sealing cards, 100 RSVP cards, 100 Thank you Cards– all under $170!

If you look on other websites it is way more expensive. You can get a design equivalent to my Simple package which is printed and delivered to you. But these options are pretty expensive. For a Wedding Invite, Thank you card, and RSVP, you can get 50 of each of these cards for around $430 total.

That’s why I think Vistaprint is a great option!

How to Order from VistaPrint

Updated 5/25/17

Wedding Invite/Engagement Photo Cards
RSVP and Thank You Cards
Lunch/Dinner and Sealing Cards

Wedding Invite/Engagement Photo Cards:

1. Click on the link to be taken to vistaprint’s wedding specific page. (http://www.vistaprint.com/wedding-products.aspx?txi=15712&xnid=TopNav_Wedding+(linked+item)_Invitations+%26+Announcements_Letterheads+%26+Stationery&xnav=TopNav&sdialogid=node_-hash-productConcept-ThankYouCards_cta-DesignOptions_dialog#design-options)

2. Click on the get started box under Wedding Invitations (under the wedding essentials heading).

3. Choose “Use your complete design”

4. If you ordered my “Simple” or “Semi-Custom” package you will want to choose the size 5×7 flat, and then choose vertical as the orientation.

5. Next click on the image to upload your card design. I will give you a high quality jpg which is your best file type for this printer. I will give you an image that includes the bleed, or as vistaprint calls it the “safety line.” This means that anything past that line will be cut off. Make sure to check that you like the way this looks.

If you want your engagement photo on the back of the card, upload it to the back side. Keep in mind that your photo will be printed on whatever type of paper you choose later. So if you want a glossy photo paper quality, you might want to print your photos separately. I do see a lot of people doing the photo on the back thing though, and I think it looks great. It just depends on your preference. If you want no back side, just choose blank.

6. It will then ask you to review your design. Make sure everything looks great!

7. Next choose your quantity and price. 100 cards is a popular order and it comes in at under $50! What a steal! You can also go up to 1500 wedding invites, if you’re insanely popular.

8. Choose your paper quality. This really depends on what kind of look you are going for. Matte finish is included, but there are other options too. They provide descriptions next to the paper choices, but if you want any advice feel free to contact me.

9. Next choose envelopes. This one is hilarious to me! Sometimes they offer your wedding invite printed on the front of the envelope…I’m doubting this is a popular choice. It’s also possible, if you have an account with Vistaprint, to get your envelopes pre return addressed. Or you can get 100 plain white envelopes for free. If you want nicer ones, you can buy them from another retailer. I bought mine from Paper Source.

10. Then Vistaprint will offer you your wedding invite printed on practically anything you can imagine! You never knew you wanted a hat with your invite on it! Just click go to cart as soon as you see it and ignore all of their product suggestions.

11. Once in your cart, either place your order, or click continue shopping to order your other types of cards.

RSVP and Thank You cards

You will follow these instructions twice if you are ordering both RSVP and Thank you cards.

1. Click on this link to be taken to Vistaprint’s wedding specific page.

2. Click on the get started box under Thank You Cards (under the wedding essentials heading).

3. Choose “Use your complete design”

4. If you ordered my “Simple” or “Semi-Custom” package you choose flat or folded, and then choose horizontal as the orientation. If you are ordering thank you’s probably folded is best, and for RSVP’s choose flat.

5. Upload your image. A jpg is best for this press and I have already included the extra bleed, or as Vistaprint calls it, the safety line. Anything on the outside of this line will be cut off so make sure it looks right to you.

Choose blank for the interior and the back. If you want something special on the interior or back, you can create a file, or contact me.

6. It will then ask you to review your design. Make sure everything looks great!

7. Next choose how many cards you want to order. If you are getting RSVP cards make sure to order as many as you got of your wedding invite. If you are ordering Thank you’s, you might want to order a bit extra just in case. I kept getting gifts even a year after I was married from totally random friends of my mom’s. You want to make sure they feel appreciated!

8. Next choose your paper type. If you are getting RSVP cards I’d say choose the same paper type as the one you picked for your Wedding invite. If it’s thank you’s, the included matte finish is probably fine. It’s all up to your preference though!

9. Next select what kind of envelopes you would like. This is totally up to you. If you want the envelopes pre addressed you can make an account with Vistaprint and select that option. Sometimes it is nice to provide an envelope for your RSVP cards for the person to return them in. But it will make your letter heavier.

10. Next ignore Vistaprint’s product selection and click to go cart. Once there, you can check out, or if you are getting more cards you can click continue shopping.

Lunch/Dinner and Sealing Cards

This one is a bit different than the others in that you will not be going to Vistaprint’s wedding specific section. If you are ordering both Lunch and Sealing Cards you will want to do these instructions twice.

1. Click on the link to go to the business cards page for Vistaprint. A good size for these type of cards is a business card. If you are ordering my Simple or Semi-Custom packages, this is the size you will get.

2. Choose your quality level. I think that the standard is great since you aren’t actually ordering these to be business cards. If you get a thicker weight paper, it could look weird with your other cards.

3. Click on use your complete design and then choose vertical as the orientation.

4. Upload your image. A jpg is best for this press and I have already included the extra bleed, or as Vistaprint calls it, the safety line. Anything on the outside of this line will be cut off so make sure it looks right to you.

5. Choose blank backs.

6. Review and approve the design. Make sure it looks good!

7. This is where you choose the amount of cards you’d like to order. The smallest Vistaprint offers is 100 on all their business cards, except a specialty plastic one (I called in just to make sure and a really helpful lady scoured all the cards for the best option for me.) The specialty one is $40 for 25 cards. So it’s actually more cost effective to order these at 100 for $7.99 and then recycle the rest. Or maybe use them as souvenirs? You can also go to another printer, but I always like one stop shopping when I can.

8. Don’t choose any special finishes

9. Next choose your paper type. I think the standard type will be fine, but look over the descriptions and see if any of those paper types seem worth it to pay extra.

10. They will offer you business card holders…you probably don’t need these unless you want to offer invitations to your wedding luncheon on the go. Click next until you can click go to cart.

11. Once in your cart you can either place your order or keep shopping if you have other cards to order.