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A beautiful wedding starts with a beautiful wedding invitation. Your wedding invitation sets the tone for the entire event - and you never get a second chance at a first impression.

Are you interested in a traditional wedding invitation? Or an invitation that is more whimsical and less formal? Or perhaps a wedding invitation that's more unique, representing your interests as a couple? There are literally hundreds of styles of wedding invitations to choose from.

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Shutterfly

SHUTTERFLY

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TopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award Shutterfly has emerged as the one-stop-shop for all things printed, from calendars to gifts and more. It won't take long for you to see why they easily earned our top ranking among providers of wedding invitations as well.

The wedding invitations section of the Shutterfly site is clearly laid out and visually attractive, avoiding the cluttered look. We love how the preview image for all of their 400+ designs allows you click on any of the available color choices, to see right away how the invitation's appearance would change with a different selection. Most of the invitations have at least three recommended color options, along with the ability to customize the color palette.

You can easily narrow down your options using the filters on the left-hand side of the page:

  • Featured: Foil Stamped, Art Library, Glitter Cards, etc.
  • # of Photos, if any
  • Format: Flat or Tri-Fold
  • Card Size: 5x7 or 6x8
  • Paper Type: Signature Cardstock or Pearl Shimmer Cardstock
  • Trim Options: Square, Rounded Corners, etc.
  • Theme: Photo-on-Photo, Outdoor, Religious, Spanish, Tropical, Elegant, and many more
  • Style: Classic, Contemporary, Whimsy, Modern, Rustic, Artistic, Vintage, and Whimsical
  • Foil / Glitter / Design Colors
  • Designer: Brejer, David's Bridal, Lady Jae, Mindy Weiss, Stina Persson, Yours Truly, and more than two dozen others

Shutterfly recently acquired Wedding Paper Divas, another another high-quality wedding invitation company. We think that was a really smart move on their part; Wedding Paper Diva's eye-catching designs add a level of style and elegance to Shutterfly's already-impressive selection. If you're interested in taking a look just at Wedding Paper Diva's designs, you can select that filter.

Another fantastic perk offered by Shutterfly is the ability to get 5 free samples that are actually printed with your own details. Look for the offer either in the pink box at the top of the wedding invitations page or on the promotions page, because you'll need an offer code. You may have to pay taxes and shipping, and this offer is only valid once per account.

The interface used by Shutterfly to design your wedding invitation is very straightforward. You'll be prompted to fix anything it sees as a possible mistake, such as leaving a photo or text box empty, or not previewing it before you add it to the cart. Be aware that you will need to create a Shutterfly account, migrate your preexisting TinyPrints or Wedding Paper Divas account, or sign in with your existing Shutterfly account info in order to save your project and get to the final order screen.

Pricing through this service is very competitive with other companies in our review. Like most sites, the "starting at" or "as low as" price given represents a large order; for example, on one style we selected, the "as low as" amount of $0.90 per invitation required an order of at least 255 invitations, and higher per-card costs for smaller orders. Shutterfly's shipping fees edge out the competition; when we visited the site, there was a free shipping promotion for orders of $39+.

Custom envelopes are available for most designs for an additional fee, typically $0.25 per envelope, and free recipient addressing is included. Return address printing will incur an extra charge, usually around $0.39 per envelope.

On all orders, from wedding invitations to photo prints, Shutterfly offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your order has any flaws due to a mistake on their part, Shutterfly will replace it as quickly as possible at no charge. On the other hand, if you made a mistake such as a typo or a low-resolution photo, Shutterfly will help you fix it and pay for part of the replacement cost.

When happy couples want to announce their wedding, they want an invitation that's as unique as their relationship, and a design process that won't leave them flustered. Shutterfly is our top choice for the best wedding invitations. We're confident that you'll love any number of their hundreds of designs, the invitation-creating process, and, most importantly, the final result.

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Vistaprint

VISTAPRINT

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With 364 designs for wedding invitations and announcements, Vistaprint is likely to have a design that meets the needs of most couples. For those who want to incorporate their own design into their special day, the site allows customers to upload their creation and use Vistaprint for the printing and envelopes. Users can easily create other items for their wedding, such as bridal shower and bachelorette invitations, menus and programs, RSVP cards and save-the-date announcements.

When creating a wedding invitation, customers can sort through options according to size and format (flat vs. folded), horizontal or vertical orientation, and color, as well as checking a box to include samples with an area for a logo or photos. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way to sort by style (e.g. traditional vs. whimsical), so one would potentially need to look through hundreds of possibilities in order to find suitable matches. Alternately, customer service representatives are available by phone and live chat, seven days a week, to help customers choose the perfect design for their wedding style.

Vistaprint pricing is the most affordable among invitation retailers: most standard designs begin at $9 for 10 invitations, with decreasing per-invite prices for larger orders (e.g. $70 for 100 invitations). For a more refined look, customers can add linen paper to an order for an additional fee, or choose from the "luxury" section for the same designs in an ultra-thick stock. The latter option more than doubles the cost (for example, $168 for 100 invitations in the same design as previously quoted), and for that much extra we would have liked to see detailed information about the benefits of ordering a "luxury" style. Unfortunately, there was no information readily available, even when clicking the "Learn More" button.

Unlike many wedding invitation retailers, Vistaprint does not offer free shipping on any orders. Shipping costs for all orders are based on the total cost, starting with economy pricing of $4.99 for orders up to $20, up to $12.99 for orders over $100. Express shipping is also available, for an expensive $19.99 to $34.99.

What we love about Vistaprint is their absolute satisfaction guarantee. They stand by their products and are committed to making things right, from reprinting an order to issuing a full refund.

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Of course, you can always buy wedding invitations from a local store. However, purchasing your wedding invitations over the internet can give you many more options to choose from, and at a much lower cost. In fact, it's for these very reasons that online sales of wedding invitations have enjoyed record growth over the last few years.

Before you start shopping to pick out your wedding invitations, thare are many important factors to consider. Some of these include:

  • Variety.  Some stores offer you dozens, even hundreds, of choices; others have only a handful of options.
  • Quality.  A cheap, poorly made invitation won't please anyone. You want to be sure you're purchasing a quality invitation from a reputable company.
  • Cost.  While it's true that buying wedding invitations over the internet can save you hundreds of dollars, some internet stores offer you better prices than others.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best wedding invitations available today. We hope this information helps you find the right wedding invitations for your memorable event!

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