Post # 1
I ordered and received my postcard save the dates which are about to go in the mail for our July wedding. I LOVE them! However, I have heard some stories regarding the postcards getting dirty, stamped from the Post office, ripped, torn, or otherwise marked up while making their way through the USPS.
The postcards have a slight gloss on them and would be somewhat protected from moisture and whatnot.
We’ve already printed labels but have not put them on the postcards themselves yet. We did get envelopes to go with them but would save $40-50 on postage if we mailed them as postcards.
Has anyone else mailed them as Post cards? Did the majority arrive unscathed?? I’m willing to eat the $50 to put them in envelopes, but want to make sure its worth it.
Post # 3
@marinaAngelina: I don’t have experience with mailing postcards, but I have heard from multiple people that you save money on postage if you use postcards and I never understood what that meant? Do you not have to put stamps on postcards?
Post # 4
@marinaAngelina: We had postcards and haven’t heard of anyone’s being damaged! Also, I’ve seen some that arrived and they didn’t have any extra marks or stamps on them! 🙂
Post # 5
I mailed mine as post cards. I also used post cards for my RSVPs, so I have first hand knowledge of what about 100 post cards look like after going through the mail. the front was glossy and the back was not. They all had postal markings on them and several had some smudges and dirty areas and a few had small tears.
none were unreadable, so i think you just have to decide for yourself if you need them pristine or not.
Post # 6
@marinaAngelina: We did postcards and it went fine. I think you are worrying about nothing as millions of postcards are sent all across the world everyday and very few would end up in a state to not be readable.
Can I ask why it would matter is they got marks anyway? As long as the information is readable I am pretty sure the guests (aside from your mum’s and grandma’s) wont care if they are banged up and most will end up in the rubbish anyway.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@marinaAngelina: we sent postcards and it was great. Some got a little scuffed in the mail (I saw a few at friends’ houses – most looked impeccable, a few were scuffed). Not a big deal in my mind. Just make sure that if you don’t use envelopes, your address is on it somewhere. A few got returned to us for various reasons and I wouldn’t have known that they didn’t make it without our return address.
@tcg51114: postcard stamps are quite a bit cheaper than regular stamps…
Post # 8
@tcg51114: Last time I checked, a postcard stamp was 33 cents while regular postage was 46 cents.
@j_jaye: I asked because I was not sure the level of marks and rips. It seems so far everything has been readable in others’ experiences, which is good enough for me!
Post # 9
@marinaAngelina: I just finished mine and I will know soon enough… I am mailing one to us too so I can see how it comes. I was thinking about asking them to hand cancel at the post office so they do not have to go through that machine ( like they do for wedding invites)
Post # 10
I have used postcards as RSVP responses before, and they came through just fine. Sure, some of them were a little scuffed up but not badly. I say use postcards with confidence!
Post # 11
We used postcards and about half of them were lost in the mail. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Post # 12
I had postcard save the dates and they were fine. I also used postards as my RSVP cards. The RSVP ones were just cardstock and definitely showed a bit of wear and tear (although I was the only one that saw it since they were coming back to me), but my save the dates were a bit more like standard postcards and seemed to be just fine in the mail. I saw a few on fridges and they looked great.
Post # 13
We mailed postcards with no problem. I wouldn’t worry about it!
Post # 14
@msmeow24: Oh no! I have heard of that too!! When did you send them? was it near the holidays??? ps. we’re date twins!
Post # 15
Hmmm, interesting, we just bought our std’s as postcards and I never thoguth to see if postage would be cheaper? I’ll have to investigate that before I just put regular stamps on!
Post # 16
@marinaAngelina: we had post card std and we didn’t run Into any issues! My advice would be save the $50 and put it towards the wedding 🙂 dont forget to buy postcard stamps! Only 33 cents 🙂