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Creating expertly designed, up-to-date custom marketing is key for business owners to look professional and polished — which is why they turn to VistaPrint. The trusted online printing service makes it easy for entrepreneurs to order products like customized business cards, brochures, flyers and more — but it’s not just for business owners. Anyone can use VistaPrint by tapping into its high quality, professionally printed materials to plan life’s most special moments.
Whether you’re hosting events like graduation parties, baby showers or weddings, you’ll need an assortment of products that look and feel professional before, during and after the special gathering. You can count on VistaPrint to fulfill those personal needs. The products are all affordable, high quality, customizable and expertly designed to make an impact. Through customization, you’ll get to capture the look and feel of your special event by incorporating your signature stamp (no pun intended) throughout a variety of printed materials.
We highlighted the top three areas and products to order as you prepare to host an upcoming event. From pre-party essentials to post-event necessities, VistaPrint has your back.
A proper invitation sets the tone for the upcoming event. Are you planning a whimsical gender reveal party, an elegant wedding, a surprise birthday party or a large graduation bash? All of your invitation needs are available at VistaPrint, so your gathering is a can’t-miss event. In addition to invitations, consider sending customized save-the-date cards first, so your guests know to block off their calendars in advance.
If you’re planning a wedding, there are more than 400 invitations to select! (Yes, you read that right.) Typically, the invitations measure 4.2 x 7.2 inches and have several customization features, such as customizable colors and trims (choose between standard, rounded or scalloped). Occasionally, foil is available in gold or silver to really make your invite shine.
Another thing to consider is adding a photo to your wedding invites to personalizes the invitations even more. Designs range from formal looking invitations in black and white to nature-inspired floral designs, and modern and simple options.
For other events like graduation parties, approximately 80 designs exist and each invitation can be fully customized beyond the design. You may want to start your order by selecting the style and theme such as bold and colorful or minimal and modern. Next, select the trim (standard or rounded), the embossed foil in silver or gold (available on select invitations) and the size. Graduation party invitations, for instance, are available in four sizes: 4 x 8, 4.6 x 7.2, 6 x 9 and 5.5 x 4 inches.
Event Day Must Haves
Lightweight, weatherproof and fade-resistant lawn signs are available in five sizes — though the recommended size is 18 x 24 inches. One- or two-sided printing options, as well as grommets are available, too. Metal grommets are 2.5 centimeter, pre-installed corner hangings that allow you to display your sign on a pole or a fence. You can also buy stands and display accessories if that better suits your needs.
To start personalizing your lawn sign, peruse the gallery of design templates or upload your own, then decide if the sign should be vertical or horizontal. You can even use the filter features to highlight options, like graduation displays. As you’re customizing the sign, you can extend your design to the full bleed size, while still keeping text and images within the safety area. Similar to the invites, VistaPrint will professionally print and ship your order.
Even though your special event may have come and gone, it’s not completely over until the thank you cards have been sent. When you customize your invitations and signs, definitely order thank you notes, return address labels and envelope seals, so you’ll be fully prepared to plan the gathering from start to finish.
VistaPrint has countless thank you card designs, but we suggest you match the thank you stationery to the invitation. Select the category of the event, such as a birthday party, and then select from 35 styles and themes like animal, destination, or photo cards. You may want to upload a photo and then select the color, trim, and optional foil for decoration, too. Also, decide if you want the cards to be flat or folded. Typically measuring 5.5 x 4 inches, thank you cards are the perfect way for hosts to express gratitude to guests for their presents and of course, presence.
You’re not done yet: The thank you cards aren’t complete without professional, customized return address labels, as well as envelope seals. It’s a truly polished way to tie up that beautiful event with a proverbial bow.
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