Post # 1
Hey everyone! So I’ve been on the hunt for cheap save the dates online, and I realized that it is going to be so much cheaper to just make my own. We are having a wine-themed wedding, and all of the STD’s that I’m seeing for this theme are either too expensive or just not what we want.
I want to go with a postcard style STD, and I’m thinking about just going to Staples or Office Depot, getting blank postcards, and making my own. I would just make them in Photoshop and print them out.
Has anyone ever done anything like this before?
What are some ways that you made your own Save the Dates?
Post # 3
We did our own STD’s, my dad greated a fall design on his computer & we took it to Staples & had them print it off.. We printed 4 to a sheet & then I attached magnets to them.. I think with everything we spent under $50..
Post # 4
We ordered ours from Vistaprint. Just simple STD, nothing fancy. I was happy with them and the price was great.
Best of luck.
Post # 5
We designed our own Save the Dates and then had them printed through VistaPrint.
Total cost was shipping & to upload the design.. around 10 bucks. <– pretty sure this is cheaper than buying the postcard templates from the office supply store
If you sign up with Vistaprint for their emails.. they send tons of specials and coupons.. one being… 100 free postcards. You pay pennies for uploading your own design and then the shipping.
They’re pretty good quality and everyone really like them.
I hand wrote the adressess b/c I was frustrated with getting my printer to line up… No biggie though =)
We had an All You Need is Love 60s/70s theme so we did something fun and more informal…
Post # 6
I used picnik.com to design mine. I love them!
Post # 7
I designed it in photoshop with a thick black border, printed them out on shutterfly 4×6 prints, cut the border off with a paper trimmer, stuck them to the sticky part of a 1 foot x 2 foot adhesive-back magnet sheet and cut them out.
😀 It was around $1/each for 75 of them
Post # 8
I figured I would post a picture of mine. Like I said, I designed it on picnik.com, and then I uploaded it to vistaprint, just like amnysti. I also ordered 50 small magnets of a very similar design (with less information) that I plan to give to close family in friends, in addition to the postcard.
Post # 9
We made our own! I designed them in Publisher (postcard setting – 4 to a page) and had them printed at a local print shop for really cheap. The back of ours had our website and a little calendar w/ the 25th circled. 🙂
Don’t forget to do a little research so you get the back side right (USPS requires certain space for address, barcode, etc). It’s easy and they still look great!!
Post # 10
I second Vistaprint. We made supercute ones and than glued a mini envelope on it that had the numbers on a ribbon with our date on it. Ended up costing a pretty penny but they are the first impression of your wedding that people will get so why not?
Post # 11
We used vistaprint too. We used a vintage postcard from the town where our wedding will be and added our names and the wedding date. They turned out well. We didn’t pay much attention to the size, and ordered the standard size. I wish I had paid better attention and ordered the larger size.
Post # 12
I ordered ours from 123print. I fell in love with the design after receiving their invitation samples. Then I discovered that they have matching items. The two-sided save the dates cost less than $25 for 100 with free shipping.
They just arrived today. It was quick. I orderd them on Monday night and got them Friday. The printing is really high quality. The front is glossy and the print is extremely sharp. They have several coordinating designs and everything is really inexpensive.