PROS / Rexcraft offers a quick and easy way to match your bridal colors and stationery.
CONS / The invitation service has limited customization options and charges for proofing.
VERDICT / Rexcraft’s wide selection and search options make the service ideal for busy couples.
The start of your new life as a married couple may be the biggest party you ever throw. It will also change your life profoundly. Rexcraft makes setting the tone for your wedding easy by offering several ways to search its collection of wedding invitation templates. With its wide range of card colors, shapes and styles, Rexcraft.com stands alone in its ability to make quick work of ordering and designing beautiful invitations. Easily our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner, Rexcraft anticipates your needs with a wide range of wedding invitation card templates and matching stationery.
Rexcraft.com is based in the small city of Rexburg, Idaho, but the quality and diversity of its invitation services put it on par with multi-national printing companies. This wedding invitation service partners with Bed, Bath & Beyond to complete that store’s bridal and gift registry options.
This online wedding invitation business has thrived by producing high-quality cards at reasonable prices. However, it lacks the full suite of customization options we found with competing online wedding invitation services. Rexcraft also lost a few points by not offering guest address printing and only one cardstock option per template. Taken in sum, though, the company is a fierce contender in the world of online wedding invitation services.
Rexcraft lets you personalize any of its wedding invitation templates with your names and dates. It also offers a superb collection of verses for your romantic announcement, and makes it easy to see the different options as they would appear on the finished product. You should be aware, though, that some invitation templates require manual typing if you want to alter the wording.
Once you find the best words to express your shared love, you can choose among several fonts or stick with the suggested option. For some cards, multiple ink colors are also available. Other online wedding invitation templates available from Rexcraft include cards wrapped with satin ribbons, pocket cards and cards in fun cutout shapes.
Rexcraft offers a wide selection of clip art to make your invitations unique. Choose among hearts and flowers, cupid’s bows, monograms and a cartoon groom carrying his bride over the threshold, for instance. The number of clipart options puts this online wedding invitation service in our top three, but the inability to move those designs around and change font sizes keep it from the top spot.
The sheer volume of wedding invitation templates available at Rexcraft.com is the site’s best feature. The ease with which you can find a card to match your unique needs is almost as good. Starting on the homepage, you can shop by style, color and theme. For example, if you’re searching for a photo wedding invitation template in cornflower blue, you can see all your options and start customizing in just a few mouse clicks.
If you’re shopping for something off the beaten path, Rexcraft can help you find it within seconds. For example, one template says guests are “WANTED!” Billy the Kid style . Another wedding invitation template shows a happy couple in stick figure form. “They were drawn together,” the template says.
The online wedding invitation service does not offer templates in multiple languages, nor does it allow you to place photos as you please. Instead, you must choose a photo-specific template if you want the added a personalized photo. Custom wedding invitation templates are also unavailable on Rexcraft.com. However, company representatives encourage shoppers to call customer service about pricing options for a custom job.
Like many other online wedding invitation services, Rexcraft offers wedding invitation templates matched with stationery such as Thank You cards, wedding menus, RSVP cards and fancy envelope upgrades. Unlike the competition, however, it partners with Bed, Bath & Beyond to provide much more than wedding paper goods.
You can purchase gifts for the bridal party, personalized favors and Save the Date cards from Rexcraft. However, you can’t print any of the stationery at home. Competing online wedding invitation companies offer that feature as a cost-saving service.
On the other side of the cost spectrum, you can’t pay to have your guests’ names and addresses printed on outer envelopes, nor can you pay Rexcraft to assemble your invitations for you. Instead, elements such as satin ribbons, vellum and printed cardstock are shipped separately. For wedding invitation templates with multiple elements, we suggest checking with the U.S. Postal Service early on so you will be aware of any increased shipping costs when the time comes to mail your invitations.
Ease of Use
Rexcraft is the best wedding invitation service we found for meeting specific color and theme needs. Its easy search options make the service a delight to use. Entering your wedding details is a breeze in most instances. Luckily, you only need to enter your names, dates and addresses once if you create a free account. The application also saves photos, eliminating the need to upload them multiple times.
A few wedding invitation templates don’t work well, however. We noticed that some fonts are too small to read and can’t be changed, for example. In another instance, the verse-finding feature wasn’t available though the manual typing option feature was.
Rexcraft does not offer free proofing services and has been criticized for sending invitation elements separately or neglecting to ship items you have purchased. To avoid trouble, we recommend double-checking your finished template before ordering and calling right away if you notice mistakes. If you feel the need to triple-check, Rexcraft makes it easy to send your wedding invitation template as an email.
Help & Support
Rexcraft has an excellent customer service record and multiple ways for you to reach customer service representatives. You can call by phone, send an email, instant message on a live chat program, or read customer reviews. The company will also track your order for free and offers a free catalogue.
Rexcraft is a clear leader in helping you find and create perfect invitations for your wedding. Its great search tools are unmatched in the business of online wedding invitations, and its wide range of wedding invitation templates are sure to delight brides and grooms from every walk of life.
Whether your wedding date is years, months or weeks away, we suggest ordering your perfected wedding invitation template as early as possible.