For those who are unaware, Vistaprint is a website that has been around for years, and it offers a variety of personalized products that can be used for businesses, gifts, weddings, and more. The possibilities are endless. For a bride who is looking to stretch her wedding dollars, Vistaprint can be an invaluable resource to score lots of freebies that can creatively be used for the wedding.
The first thing that any bride should do when planning their wedding if they want to get free stuff from Vistaprint, is to sign up for their mailing list. At least once a week, the site sends out e-mails with new products that they are offering free or discounted. Usually, the e-mails have no expiration, so even if there is no immediate use for the products in the e-mail, it may come in handy at a later date.
What types of products are free?
Vistaprint has a variety of products that they offer for free at any given time, and those same free items can be utilized in a variety of different ways. Always offered for free on the site that can be used for a wedding are business cards, websites, logo designs, pens, car door magnets, bumper stickers, rubber stamps, and invitations and announcements. Also offered free from time to time are address labels, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, notepads, hats, postcards, magnets, and more.
How can I use the free stuff for a wedding?
When looking to use these items, it is important to be creative and think a little outside the box. Here are some ideas how to use each item.
Business cards can be printed up to look like an insert for a luggage tag, which is perfect for a destination wedding.
The website can be used as a “wedding website” where friends and family can check in as often as they like to see any new details about the wedding.
Many couples like to have a monogram for their wedding, by using Vistaprint’s logo design; a monogram can be made in a few minutes instead of toiling on PowerPoint for hours to create one.
Car Door Magnets and Bumper Stickers
The car door magnets and bumper sticker can be personalized, and simply announce that the couple is “Just Married” or some other witty phrase.
Pens can be personalized and used for the guestbook, or handed out as wedding favors.
Invitations and Announcements
Every couple sends out invitations, and, by using Vistaprint’s free invitations that can take a chuck away from the wedding budget. Also, they can be printed up as “Thank You” cards.
In addition to the normal use of an address labels, they can be personalized with the wedding monogram, then used to stick on wedding favors.
Tote bags can be personalized and given to wedding party members along with their “thank you” gift.
Mugs can be personalized and used to store items such as pens, or handed out as wedding favors.
Notepads can be personalized and given away as wedding favors, or simply used as a neat way to keep up with wedding “stuff”.
Magnets can be used as a trendy and unique save-the-date.
T-shirts and Hats
Both can be personalized to say things like “Future Mrs.____”, or “Bridesmaid”, etc. These can be good to wear in the days leading up to the wedding.
Postcards can be used as save-the-date cards or wedding programs.
How often can free items be ordered?
Items can be ordered daily, and in some cases several times a day. It is important to watch out for shipping because those shipping costs can quickly add up.
*A word of advice, when placing a Vistaprint order, check and see how much shipping is after each item is added. Often, shipping may only increase by a few cents, but, some items can add several dollars to shipping, which may not be worth it in the end, like paying an extra $3 for a pen, even if it is free.
The most important thing about using Vistaprint to snag free wedding stuff is to get creative, and if more ideas are needed, a quick internet search will provide many more ideas.