Our wedding invitations arrived yesterday and I am super excited about them, which is an incredibly strange feeling for me because I have hated just about every other aspect of wedding planning. Finding the right dress was dreadful, discussing the guest list is uncomfortable, writing the script to the ceremony was challenging, and I haven’t even started my vows yet. So far I’ve just enjoyed the eating and the invites.
Originally I was all about DIY-ing the invites, I even made up an invitation and an RSVP and took it to Staples to get it printed. I was really proud of myself. But you know what? It looked like I took it to Staples and got it printed. It just didn’t feel special, especially to someone who really likes art and design. So I decided since I only need 16 invitations for our tiny wedding I was going to just bite the bullet and order ready made ones.
I used the site Wedding Paper Divas, mostly because that’s what came up in Google when I searched for wedding invitations. The site was awesome– they let me order 5 sample invite/rsvp card combos for free and then with the samples came a 20% off coupon.
Of the 5 samples, the one we went with is called “Ocean of Love” (oh god, the cheesiness):
We ordered invitations, RSVP cards, enclosure cards, and envelopes (invite ones and rsvp ones). Additionally, the site gave us the option to order 5 extra envelopes (in case of screw ups) for just a few dollars more and they printed the host address on both sets.
The enclosure card was a blank slate, you can write whatever you want on it. We included our wedding website and lodging info, and the graphic designer did two drafts of it with us to get it just right.
All the cards and envelopes arrived within a week of my ordering it, and they look awesome. I may have already framed one and put it in the gallery wall.
So here’s the deal, I’m not being compensated for this review but the site was a breeze to work with (especially when I wanted edits after I already submitted my text) and the invites arrived FAST. So if you’re in the market for invitations of any kind, I recommend you check them out. They’ve got invites, RSVP cards, enclosure cards, save the dates, and thank you cards for each design… it’s an OCD person’s dream.
Have you ever used Wedding Paper Divas? Or Tiny Prints? They’re the same company, and they’re both parts of Shutterfly.