(Closed) Post cards as thank you cards – how to do it?!

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Should we wing it in France or order something a head of time?
    Yes, get something there - it's more genuine! : (2 votes)
    14 %
    No, get something pretty in advance! : (11 votes)
    79 %
    Skip the idea : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I would look on etsy or ebay and order before the wedding. Wouldn’t wanna spend your honeymoon stressing about postcards. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    3381 posts
    Sugar bee

    Definitely think you should enjoy your honeymoon!!  Get something sorted in advance.  But I love the French theme.  I think that’s great and really personal.

    Post # 5
    Member
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @eocenia:  Been to France and most of the postcards look cheesy, I guess it’s just part of the whole tourist attraction thing. Your best bet would be to buy pretty ones here and then send them once you’re over there. When I visited I wanted to send postcards home but it was pretty expensive and the person we spoke with said the mail system wasn’t as fast so chances are they won’t get the cards until after you get back. (I was in France for 11/12 days just FYI)

    edit: I went in spring 2009 so things could be different now, just wanted to clarify.

    Post # 6
    Member
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the first one you don’t like-I totally think you should get “touristy” post cards on your honeymoon. It makes it more authentic! Such an adorable idea!

    Post # 8
    Member
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    What about taking your own photo while you are there and having a custom post card made?  You could do it online or take it a print shop fairly inexpensively.  Then it would be personalized.  You could do a photo with you both in it so your guests get to see what a great time you are having.

    I love this idea.  Am considering something similar now.  Thanks!

    Post # 10
    Member
    4528 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I vote in advance, especially because you might need a higher volume than most little tourist shops will stock

    Post # 11
    Member
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ohhh!  I totally misunderstood.  I didn’t realize you wanted to send them from France.  Sorry, that would be so neat.  Yeah doing custom ones could be difficult in a foreign country.  I think it’s understood that guests typically don’t receive thank you cards until you return from your honeymoon, in case something doesn’t work out while you are there.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    2557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Order in advance and have a mini project to do on your plane ride.. 🙂  You don’t want to spend your honeymoon writing thank you cards (or searching for them)!

    Post # 14
    Member
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love this idea!  We’ve been planning on using one of our wedding photos, printed into Thank You postcards.  I love the fact that you’re making them yourself.  I think postcard TY notes make perfect sense.  I am sure they will be beautiful.

     

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    11864 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    When I was in France (it was about 15 years ago) there were beautiful postcards everywhere.  They didn’t have the vintage-y feel (at least not the ones I saw).  But there were lots of Versailles, the Louvre, Art Work at the Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, etc.  There are a lot more historical buildings in France than in Canada.  I actually collected post cards all along my trip as souveniers as getting a good picture of a lot of these things was hard,

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