StD – To postcard or not to postcard?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which Save the Date should I choose?
    Postcard : (34 votes)
    81 %
    Costco 6 x 7.5 card : (4 votes)
    10 %
    4 x 6 print : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d take the dimensions to the post office and find out what it would cost a mail the Costco ones!

     

    Post # 4
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @DaniLyn:  I voted postcards.  I used them… they were cheap and did the job.  I got a bunch of compliments on them.  Did you find that Costco card on their website or in the store?  I always have issues finding stuff on their website… do you mind posting the link?  Maybe I’ll use that for my thank yous!  Thanks!

    Post # 5
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d do a flat card in an envelope. I recently tried sending myself a sample Postography postcard (app that lets you send one right from your phone), and it came back looking TERRIBLE – the whole thing was so scratched and dirty that it was just sad. 🙁 

    While this might be an exception, I was initially thinking of doing postcard save the dates and that experience made me reconsider. I’d hate to have them show up like that!

    Post # 6
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @cranraspberry:  Eek, really?  One of mine got returned to sender so it basically went through the system twice and it still looked fine.  Sorry to hear that it didn’t work out for you.

    Post # 7
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @arielmerms:  unfortunately. 🙁 I was pretty surprised it looked that bad too! Here it is – all the gray parts were supposed to be white:

    Once again, I’m sure this isn’t normal, but for myself I decided that I wouldn’t be taking that risk.

    Post # 8
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We used Vistaprint to print our STDs (that I designed). I think we ended up playing around $32 when it was all said and done for 100 postcards with our own design uploaded on both sides, with color printing on the back, high gloss finish, upgraded cardstock and shipping. We needed to send out 100 so it was woth it. After buying my roll of stamps and a sharpie pen (for ease of addressing on the shiny postcard), we spend around $70. As far as quailty, the VP postcards were (surpisingly!) great – I’ve gotten a few excited texts with pictures of them after people recieved them and they looked great after mailing, too.

    Postcards FTW!

    Post # 9
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Did you google discount codes for Vistaprint? I feel like they always have a deal going on for 40% off, free ship, etc.

    Post # 13
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    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    100 Vistaprint 4.25 x 5.5 glossy business size cards for $30.

    I actually like the postal markings as long as its not completely mangled.  It kind of illustrates the journey.

    Post # 15
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I designed my own and had them printed at a local print shop. mine cost me about $70…I probably shouldve done my due dilligence and shopped around more, but I was getting tired of the process with all the glitches id had designing them.  I looked at vista print but there wasnt a design I really liked. for envelopes, I also wanted coloured ones.  and I wanted them to have that metallic shimmer to them.  I got sheets at Michaels (not sure if u have that in the US) that were regularly $1 per shee for 25 cents per sheet plus 25% off my purchase so I go $80 worth of sheets for around $15.  I  just posted pics of them if u want to see what they could look like if you chose to do the same. f

    from what your saying, the price differences arent very much so I would just do whatever you like the best

     

     

    Post # 16
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @DaniLyn:  Check out smartpress.com

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