(Closed) Save the Date Postcards

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Why do you need all of that information on your Save the Date? The point of the STD is purely that – for people to save the date… Unless you’re having a destination wedding of some sort.  Do you have a wedding website? Maybe you want to consider one so you can have all your information there… then you just put your site on your postcard STD.

Post # 4
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1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You can just put save the date on there with your names, date, the location and say that there are invitations to follow…so this way they will know there is more info to come. And maybe if you have a wedding website you can put that on there and they can find more info on your website! 🙂 Im doing postcards too. We actually just got a SAve the Date postcard in the mail and thats what it had on it. And it was just the postcard.

Post # 5
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6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We did Save the Date postcards. I think usually people just put the names, date, location, and maybe a wedding website on them.  I don’t think you have to give out all the details on the STD.  If you feel like you want to include more information, though, maybe you could add a little envelope and notecard like this?

P.S. Someone else showed off this picture a little while ago, and I think they are SO cute!

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Post # 7
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51 posts
Worker bee

Beware that anything thicker than 16pt (and that includes the really cute sample pictures with the envelope attached) do not qualify for postcard rate. They are regular first class rate for postage. 

Post # 8
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6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yay!  That was my STD postcard you liked!  I think you can design your own and print them out on whatever cardstock you like at home or through a local printer.  Do you have Publisher or Adobe or anything like that on your computer?  As long as you follow the dimensions listed on the USPS website, I don’t think they have to be made by a specifically "postcard" company.  Here’s the requirements for size limits from the post office:

• Rectangular
• At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X 0.007 inch thick
• No more than 4-1/4 inches high X 6 inches long X 0.016 inch thick

Post # 10
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Check out this site for more info on the rules for mailing postcards…

<font color=”#008000″>postcardsize.com</font>

<font color=”#008000″>The cardstock can only be a certain thickness and weight.</font>

<font color=”#008000″>I made my own rsvp postcards and they are turned out great. The postage of course is cheaper too so that helps a little anyways. </font>

<font color=”#008000″>We did a save the date magnet from magnetstreet.com and there site is wonderful! The magnet price came with envelopes to mail them. We just put the date, place, website and invite to follow.</font>

<font color=”#008000″>Best of Luck!</font>

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