Post # 1
Hello bees! I was wondering what y’all thought about mailing postcard save the dates. Should I use an envelope or mail it without an envelope?! I know postcArds are usually mailed without envelopes but my fiancé was weiry about mailing it without because our pictures are on there. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I ordered envelopes with our save the dates. Just because i didnt want them to get ruined :/ BUT you dont really need them. You can save on postages with just using the postcards and no envelopes
Post # 4
It all depends on how private you want your wedding to be. I had no problem mailing something with my face on it, but I wasn’t crazy about mailing something that also had our wedding date, location, wedding website (which contains the full address and allll the details of our celebration) AND the password to the website. You can save a bit on postage (something like 26c vs. 46c each), but using an envelope allows you more privacy, more freedom with design of the card itself in not having to accommodate for postal bardcodes etc, and clean presentation of your card.
Post # 5
I sent my postcard STDs w/o envelopes.
Post # 6
Sent mine without envelopes. IMO it defeats the purpose to put them in an envelope.
Post # 7
I sent them without. I regret that decision as I got feedback that it got mixed in with bulk/marketing mail in a lot of cases and people didn’t really notice it right away. Some of them also got fairly torn up or marred, even though they were to all USPS standards.
I wish I had done the design differently and used the full design on both sides, and put them in an envelope. I would have felt more confident that they had actually been noticed by the recipients.
BUT – ours didn’t have our photo on it. I imagine a photo of people you know will catch attention more than ours. And, mine already needed the letter rate because they were oversized postcards. It would have only cost me a few dollars in envelopes.
That is one of the only things so far that I wish I had done differently, but I would use an envelope depending on how much more it is going to cost you.
Post # 8
No envelope! Only one person told us they didn’t get one (out of about 70 sent). Ours had a black and white close up of our faces, and people loved it. I saw it on a bunch of friends’ fridges, and it held up well in the mail too 🙂
Post # 9
Ours are going without the envelope!!!
Post # 10
We saved on postage, and sent ours without. Unless your good friends with everyone at your local post office, I doubt they will care.
Post # 11
Thanks for all your input! Those that mailed it without an envelope, did you have issues with barcoding covering up any information?