Post # 1
Hi gals! I was wondering what you all have done for thank you cards? We have a tight budget, so I’m looking for something simple & affordable (less than $1 each), but personal. I’m not great with paper either (unlike a lot of you 😉 ), so unless it’s easy peasy I don’t want to make them myself. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Check out weddingpaperdivas.com
Post # 4
what about embossed cardstock like miss dahlia did: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/03/20/thank-you-notes-3/
while the embosser is a little pricy (mine for the custom plate and embosser was $50 from paper source), it’s a long-term investment as it can be used over and over again. it’s also super easy.
the other thing is that you can always get a rubber stamp made with a custom design and use embossing powder to make a nice raised image. it’s less pricy than an embosser (depending on the size — i got a 1" x 3" off etsy for $25), and heat embossing is really easy too!
Post # 5
Have you ordered your invitations yet? My invitations came with optional matching thank you cards that were personalized. I believe I paid $50.00 per 100. http://www.invitationsbydawn.com
Post # 6
Check out http://www.giftsin24.com, you can usually get 50 personalized cards for about $30, although they have newer colorful ones that are slightly more.
I have been using them for years, because they are priced right and the card stock quality is very good. The paper is heavy and substantial, it looks very elegant. If you pick a style that uses printing instead of embossing, the ink is raised on the card so it doesn’t look like it’s cheaply printed on the card.
We ordered two sets…one with just our first names printed on the cards to send out for gifts received before the wedding; and one set with our first names and his last name to send out for gifts received after the wedding.
Post # 7
I bought mine at Marshall’s. They were all made from the same company, I don’t remember the name. They’re different designs though.
You can also check out Target. They have a wedding aisle now. They have letterpress thank you cards, a couple of really nice designs. I think they were $20 or $30 for 50 cards! It’s a steal!
Post # 8
We have actually been unable to find anything we like that isn’t outrageously priced. I just ordered small folding cards in the cream luxe from paper source and we are going to print "thank you" on the front in colored ink and a font that matches our guest book cards. I did a sample the other day and it turned out great. The cards are about 0.30 each, and the envelopes a little more.
Post # 9
i got vera wang thank you cards from home goods last night and they’re stunning…lace pattern card with lined envelopes..they were $9.99 for 10 which may still be on the expensive side if you’re planning to DIY them.
Post # 10
Michaels often has cute note cards in their clearance racks that would be perfect for Thank You cards. About $1 / 10. Can’t get cheaper than that. We are gocco-ing our Thank-Yous, but we bought the notecards for their pretty colored envelopes.
You could get a package of blank cards and envelopes at Michaels, A Thank You stamp and pretty ink, and if you’re feeling really adventurous, an embossing gun and embossing powder.
You could also just print on the blank cards. There’s lots of greeting card maker programs out there for cheap / free. Sometimes they even come free with your printer.
Post # 11
You can order 50 embossed, monogrammed notecards and envelopes for $10!!! Same for the embossed stationery.
Check it here. I’m not sure if that’s their regular price or just a limited-time offer.
Post # 12
$40/100 cards with envelopes, you can import your own graphics, pay a little bit extra for thermography at iprint.com
We used their old fashioned typewriter font and typed "MERCI" in a blue color that matched our invites, but you can also import your own monogram, etc. They often have deals online, so search around for free shipping or other coupon codes, but I thought it was a great deal!
Post # 12
a more updated way to say thanks to guests is to share a link via http://www.hathwedding.com. My friends have been using it to share their wedding memories & photos with all their guests. Best part, it’s free!