(Closed) How Did Your Postcard Save-the-Dates turn out?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I was wondering the same thing. I also wonder how much you actually save by doing it this way as opposed to the old-fashioned way. (Well, even though STDs are a pretty new development. Y’all know what I mean). 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think as long as you use a sturdy cardstock or even chipboard you are ok.  We used cardstock and out of 75 I only heard of one arriving with issues (and it was to a really rural area).  We mailed them to ourselves as well and they looked perfect upon arrival.  Again, I think it would have been really different with a thinner cardstock.  (We used something similar to a 140 lb watercolor paper).

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Another question on the postcard STD topic…are you guys putting yours in envelopes? I’ve heard of people doing this but I’m not sure why, it seems to defeat the purpose of the money-saving postcard STD. Any thoughts?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I guess you just don’t want your information out there for the postman to see (though I doubt they pay attention

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

I guess that’s the logic. Though my information is on the internets…so I’m not too worried about the ol’ postman.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

seriously. though mine comes with the envelope too. so *shrug*

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We didn’t have any problems with ours, but we also rounded the edges and didn’t have any complaints from the post office about that.  I made ours with Microsoft Word and had them printed at Office Max, got way more than enough for less than $50. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We ordered our STDs from Vistaprint.com.  They turned out great.  We mailed them without envelopes.  I got to see several of the postcards after they were mailed to relatives and they arrived in good shape.  People loved them.  We got tons of compliments and it was a pretty easy project.  Well, for me.  FI designed the postcards in Picasa and uploaded to Vistaprint.  I think it cost $40 for 100 cards, but I think other brides used coupons and got even better deals.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We designed ours and printed them w/overnightprints.  We got 100 for 20 Euros and received them in 4 days.  We ordered them because we had a hard time finding thick enough cardstock in paper stores.  Anyway, they arrived fine, looked great.  The only thing to be wary of is the stupid sticker they place on the bottom w/a bar code to direct it through the mail…Our text was kind of long and the bar code covered up Mr. Paris’ signature on some!  Oops!

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