The second supplier I had a good look at was Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com). These fall into the semi-DIY category, as you sort it all out online, then sit back and wait for delivery.
Good old Vistaprint.
Is there one among us who hasn’t used these guys for something? You used to be able to spot a Vistaprint business card or car magnet a mile off, but can I say, they have come a fair way, their range of stock designs has increased significantly, and their selection of wedding stationery is pretty awesome.
Like all the options in Vistaprint, all the wedding stationery is professionally designed, so they look fantastic. Are they totally unique to you? Not really. But they can be personalised, and with over 500 designs on offer, you’d have to be pretty unlucky to come across another bride who chose the same design you did.
Not only can you get some pretty special looking invitations, you can find every piece of stationery you would need to pull together a full, co-ordinated wedding suite –
Bridal Shower invitations
Save the Date cards
Save the Date magnets (yep, MAGNETS)
Wedding programmes (Orders of Service)
Place cards, and last, but by no means least,
Thank You cards
Like Officeworks, you have the option of using one of their designs or uploading your own. I’m not going to list all options for all the stationery here, they offer so many. So let’s just look at invitations.
They offer 484 flat designs and 62 folded. Wow. If I had a criticism here, and it would be a petty one, there may be too much choice.
They offer 4 sizes –
21mm x 9.5mm
2mm x 11.7mm
6mm x 13.9mm
9mm x 10.7mm
And 5 kinds of paper –
Matte (included in the base price)
Price-wise, you’re looking at a start point of 10 for $10.79, or 100 for $74.24 (invitations only on standard paper stock).
They offer 3 rates for shipping –
Express for $19.99 (up to 3 business days)
Priority for $9.99 (5-7 business days), or
Standard for $7.99 (9-11 business days).
It’s probably also worth having a browse through their regular stationery for other things you may need/want, like return address stickers, for example.
All in all, I think Vistaprint is a pretty good option. Not quite as affordable as Officeworks, but better selection and designs, and I think a lot more professional-looking.