I go away for a few days to thaw out from this dreadful Boston winter and come back to learn that the world’s largest retailer is in the stationery business. In the words of colleague Kim J.:
“Nothing says special occasion like Wal-Mart.”
Just because something CAN be done doesn’t mean it should. I understand that not everyone wants to hire a custom designer or can afford to spend a lot for their wedding stationery but COME ON! 100 invitations for $40! That’s a “great deal” if you happen not to believe that you get what you pay for.
Wal-Mart isn’t in the business of making “quality” anything. Their business is volume: moving as much product as they can at the lowest prices. You get 34 design choices and you can customize the wording but that’s it. I also love that the you can order personal and business checks from the same area of the site.
Besides the lack of an etiquette expert to help with wording or the nonexistent RSVPs or their super-classy logo on the back, I think my “favorite” part is the HORRENDOUS typeface selection.
I think I’m gonna be sick.
See for yourself at walmartstationery.com and I want to hear from YOU. What do you think? Would you buy Wal-Mart wedding invitations?