Vistaprint party invitations guide

Sending the right kind of party invitations not only increases the possibility of people attending your big bash, it also generates the right kind of buzz.

If you’re hosting a party it is only natural that you expect guests, although how you inform your guests about the party is up to you. While simple phone calls or text messages can do the trick, opting for party invitations shows some professionalism and it also gives you an easy way to share all the required information. Setting the stage for the party to follow, invitations can include information about the party’s theme, dress code, date, time and location.

Including an RSVP in a party invite gives you the ability to establish how many people intend to attend. This short form for the French phrase ‘répondez s'il vous plait’ loosely translates to ‘respond if you please’.

While handing out invitations for parties is fairly common in today’s world, the origins of this practice date back to the early 18th century when the English and French aristocracy used invitations to invite people to social events. These could include events held by kings, queens, dukes and duchesses and even after the invention of the printing press the use of handwritten invitations was in vogue.

Party invitations have come a long way since their initial usage and this practice is no longer limited to the elite. Handwritten and engraved invitations have made way for modern forms of party invitations and advances in computing and printing technology have made party invitations accessible to the masses. Looking for a professional service to get your party invitations ensures that you get it right every time and you can do this without spending too much.

Vistaprint party invitations

Vistaprint is a market leader in providing online printing solutions. It offers customers 23 localised websites aimed at serving different global markets. The company has 13 offices, three manufacturing plants and more than 4,000 employees. Its range of products and services includes website and internet marketing, business cards, stationery, signs and banners, phone cases, calendars, photo gifts, magnets, promotional items and invitations.

Vistaprint offers more than 1,600 party invitations from which you can choose and you can easily find invitations to suit any occasion. This is because Vistaprint allows you to search for invitations in categories like anniversary parties, pool parties, children’s parties, dinner parties, cocktail parties, family reunions, barbecues, picnics, theme parties and even religious gatherings.

Vistaprint offers multiple options when it comes to party invitation sizes, including flat 4 x 8 inches, flat 5 x 7 inches, flat 5.5 x 4 inches, flat 6 x 9 inches, folded 7 x 4.5 inches and folded 5.5 x 4 inches. While the fronts of the invitations come in full colour, you have three options for the reverse side and these include full colour, greyscale and blank.

The number of invitations you wish to order is primarily up to you. You can order as little as 10 invitations from Vistaprint, or you can order in increments of 10 up to 100 invitations. If you want to order more than 100 invitations, your options include 200, 250, 500, 750, 1,000 or 1,500 invitations.

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Vistaprint invitation designs

Detailed below are a few party invitations by Vistaprint that are worthy of your attention.

Birthday horizontal flat invitation - 5x7

Birthday horizontal flat invitation - 5"x7"

If you are throwing a pool party for your child’s birthday, consider buying these customisable flat birthday invitations.

Birthday horizontal flat invitation - 5.5 x 4

Birthday horizontal flat invitation - 5.5” x 4”

This customisable birthday invitation comes with a mellow yet distinct floral design, making it ideal for a girl’s birthday party.

Christmas party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Christmas party vertical flat invitation - 5” x 7”

If you are hosting a Christmas party and are looking for a simple and elegant invitation, this black and white invitation should do the trick.

Christmas party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Girls’ night out horizontal flat invitation - 5.5” x 4”

This cat-inspired personalised invitation design is perfect if you want to invite your girlfriends over for a girls’ night out.

Dinner party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Dinner party vertical flat invitation - 5” x 7”

If you are looking for understated elegance in a dinner invitation, this invite deserves your attention.

Birthday party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Birthday party vertical flat invitation - 5" x 7”

This birthday invitation allows you to insert your child’s photo into the card and is perfect for your energetic son’s birthday party.

Birthday party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Beach party horizontal flat invitation - 5.5” x 4”

If the venue for your next party is a beach, these invitations that come with suitable imagery are perfect.

Birthday party vertical flat invitation - 5x7

Cocktail party horizontal flat invitation - 5" x 7”

This invitation, with the subtle background and the stemmed glass, is perfect if you need invitations for a cocktail party.

Baptism horizontal flat invitation - 5.5x4

Baptism horizontal flat invitation - 5.5” x 4”

If you wish to invite people to celebrate the baptism of your child, opt for this tasteful baptism invitation.

Why customise your invitations using Vistaprint?

Thanks to many technological advances, you can now customise invitations rather easily. Customising has also become considerably more affordable in the recent past. Vistaprint offers people from the world over a range of party invitations from which to choose and it accomplishes this through 23 localised websites.

When you choose to order your party invitations from Vistaprint you know you’re dealing with the best in the business and you don’t have to worry about aspects like paper quality, print quality and delivery.

Vistaprint gives you numerous customisable party invitation alternatives. You can look for invitations with preset backgrounds that allow you to customise textual content, or you can find invitations that allow you to insert pictures within given imagery. You can even choose to make the invitation on your own, from scratch and choose from different paper stocks like matte, recycled matte, premium matte, linen and premium glossy.

Designing your own card, or customising an existing design, is quite easy with the intuitive design tools that Vistaprint offers and the entire process takes little more than a few minutes. Uploading pictures is simple and when it comes to adding textual content, you get access to a full-fledged text editor that allows you to change font style, font size and colour. The editing tool also includes cut, copy, paste, align and rotate functions, further simplifying the customising process.

Vistaprint delivery charge

How much you have to pay for your Vistaprint delivery depends on the products you order, the shipping method you choose and your delivery address. When you place an order, Vistaprint gives you multiple shipping options from which to choose. Selecting a shipping option lets you know exactly how much delivery will cost.

Delivery costs also depend on the location of the printing production plant, product weight and per-shipment charge. If you order products printed in two different production plants you are required to pay separate shipping charges.

The following example is indicative of how shipping charges can vary for the same order. If you order 10 vertical flat 5 x 7-inch matte paper invitations along with white envelopes and ask for delivery in Melbourne’s CBD, you stand to pay around $16 for rush delivery, around $10 for priority delivery and about $6 for economy.

The delivery time period varies in accordance with the delivery method you choose. If you choose rush, you can expect delivery in three business days. Priority deliveries take up to seven calendar days, while standard deliveries can take up to 14 calendar days.

While most products print in Vistaprint’s facility in Victoria, there are certain products that come from its facility in the Netherlands. If you place an order for items that come from the Netherlands you have two delivery options: 14 days or 21 days. As a result, if your party invitations order also includes items that ship from the Netherlands, they will ship separately and arrive at different times.

Why shop at for Vistaprint party invitations?

Anyone looking for party invitations can find a range of options when shopping at gives you easy access to the world of customisable Vistaprint party invitations and customising these invitations is easy on Vistaprint’s user-friendly website. The fact that you can customise these invitations from the comfort of your own home or office is a definite advantage, as is doorstep delivery. You can even look forward to saving some money by using relevant promo codes.

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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