Pat Volchok and her
niece, Naomi Volchok,
go over Naomi’s
Pictured here is the
Wedding White Rose
Wedding Saying “We do” with
style and sensibility
byCostco better in color, which is the same as the retailer
with the famous blue boxes, with savings up to
50 percent. At costco.com you can order his and
hers wedding bands in most sizes. For something
Consumer reporter By Pat Volchok a little different, consider platinum diamond bands or yellow diamonds.
Pat Volchok gives a WEDDINGS ARE NO PIECE OF CAKE. There are
behind-the-scenes look so many decisions to make, plans to cement and Announcements, invitations and
at Costco products details to manage. Just looking at the wedding to-do so much more
and services. list is enough to make many an engaged couple ques- Thanks to a program at costco.com with eInvite.
Send your questions to: tion their sanity.com, an online dealer of fine custom stationery, in- buyingsmart@ This is where Costco comes to the rescue with vitations, announcements and cards, members can loads of cutting-edge wedding-related products and now order a vast array of wedding and party invita-
costco.com services. All are meant to help stretch the budget tions, engagement announcements and even cus-
further, save time, add uniqueness—and bring joy tom napkins online. It’s easy to do—and the savings
to this most wonderful occasion. are spectacular.
Here are my latest Costco wedding finds. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all program. You can play
with the colors, font styles and dimensions of eInvite’s
First, the rings invitations and announcements. Paper choices range
Costco offers three easy ways to shop for from rich vellum to handsome heavyweight card
wedding rings: warehouse jewelry cases, costco.com stock, fine rice paper and elegant parchment. Match-
and, for grade-specific diamonds 1.0 ct. or larger, ing pieces, such as reception cards, response sets and
the Special Order Diamond Program (e-mail thank-you notes with envelopes, are also available.
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free One easy option is the print-at-home feature. This
1-877-864-8695). is particularly appealing for craft- and/or budget-
Costco’s diamond quality is VS2 in clarity, I or minded members. Cards arrive blank and you