(Closed) make your own save the dates?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are hoping to mail them at a postcard rate the size of the STD cannot be bigger than 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" (so, almost 5"x7" but not quite.)  I used Photoshop Elements to make mine.  It’s a pared down version of Photoshop made for home use and costs under $100 to buy.  You can also download a free, one-month trial at Adobe’s website.  I’m just going to print mine at home but you could get them printed at Kinko’s.  Also, I’ve heard other brides talk about using Vista print (www.vistaprint.com).  I just checked their site and you can get 100 postcards printed starting at $24.99 (I think it’s an extra $4.99 to upload your own design and more if you want color on both sides.)  Heck, now that I just saw that maybe I’ll use vista print too, it will certainly be cheaper than buying my own ink and paper! 

Hope this helps you get started!

Post # 4
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could also try http://www.moo.com .  They’ve got a pretty good selection for not too expensive, and you can customize as much or as little as you want.

Post # 5
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I used http://www.vistaprint.com and got 100 save the dates designed by myself for about $9. I also did it when they were having one of their sales/free postcards. They turned out GREAT and Fi even likes them (even tho he says he doesn’t care what I pick as long as he gets a say in the music ).

Hope that helps.

Post # 6
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We designed our own save the dates and had them printed at Vistaprint.

Post # 7
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m using VistaPrint as well.  If you decide to go with them, I would suggest googling "vistaprint free" or "vistaprint coupon" first.  There’s almost always a coupon link to follow that will either get you 100 postcards for the price of shipping or 50% off.  Also, VistaPrint has some templates for use with Adobe that you may want to download and use, especially if you’ll be working with bleeds, to make sure your document size is correct.

Photoshop and Illustrator are both great for making the Save-The-Date Cards and invites.   Some other options if you don’t have those might be: OmniGraffle (it’s really for wireframes, but if you have a Mac, it probably came with it so you wouldn’t incur a software cost);Publisher (PC); or Pages (Mac).

 

Post # 8
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m doing my std’s myself using one of the photoshop softwares and using Avery’s magnet sheets to print on them for the ‘frig… but I’m also using Vistaprint for other DIY wedding projects. Sign up at vistaprint.com and they’ll bombard you with many, many, many coupons!! Although most of the time I hate bunches of emails but this website is the way to go! Most of everything is free, just pay for lil extras that you want and shipping (~$10 and that’s all!)

So SIGN UP!!!

Post # 10
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We did our thru vistaprint.com as well.

They turned out supercute-we got about 150 postcards for around 30 dollars. The arrived in about a week!

Also, if you aren’t happy with them for some reason, they will make ’em until you are!

Good luck!

Post # 12
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My fiance and I created our own save the date magnets with http://www.wgmagnets.com.  It was fast and easy.  All we had to do was provide the size that we wanted, upload our engagement photo and let them know what we wanted it to say on them. The offered free design services and they turned out amazing!  Everybody complimented on them!  Best of all, the site offers deals and savings every day straight from the homepage.  Good luck to all of you!

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