(Closed) PostCard Save the Dates…advice please!

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t see why you couldn’t send them as is. It would save you time and money.

Simple = less stress

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

What a great idea!

I would save the $ and send them as postcards.  You’ll save on postage and on the envelopes.  Plus you’re helping the environment by not using the extra paper.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I would worry just a teency tiny bit – that it may look like junk mail.  I would send it out as a postcard, just be sure the post cards look personalized and not an ad for the house.  Maybe you can do some sort of easy personalization of it?  just a thought.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Consider this another vote for just sending them as postcards!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you take the postcard to a printer, you might be able to get your names and date printed on the front for pretty cheap.  That would take away the chance that someone just thinks it’s junk mail, and personalizes it a little better than just writing in the information in the "message" space.  Plus, I am lazy and prefer not to handwrite anything I don’t have to!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What a unique idea!  I would just send them as post cards because you can save money on envelopes and postage that you could use somewhere else in your budget.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I sent ours as postcards

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

The second link you gave was blocked for me at work, but I love the Martha Stewart one!  You can have a rubber stamp made, if that’s what it the second link is.  Any engraving store would be able to do that, or some craft stores do it too.  You could also do personalized postage stamps.  That way you could put a picture of you two, your names and dates on the actual postage. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I vote that you send them as postcards. Just add something to the front picture to help people realize that it is a save the date if they happen to look at that side first (like a cute round sticker that has your wedding date and names on it).

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We sent our save the dates as postcards, and it worked out great except for the sticker the post office uses on the back covered up our website for people to check out. Boo.

How we did it was my fiance drew a picture for the front (he’s quite the talented artist!) then I photoshopped our names and dates. On the back we typed  a little message, created our own divider and then made clear mailing labels for the addresses. We also bought personalized stamps (all from zazzle.com). Worked out great! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love this idea! I don’t think anyone would throw it away without looking at it first and wondering who had sent them a postcard. I don’t think you should worry about it ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m planning to do postcards too but I’m going to make my own using one of our engagement photos. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to make the postcards? I was just going to do it with Microsoft Publisher but have seen postcards at places like Staples and Papersource. Would you get them done on a site like Shutterfly or just do them on your own?

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We used http://www.postcards.com and it was really cheap and easy to use.  It took me about 30 minutes to design the postcard with our picture on it and a message about our wedding info.  If you PM I will send you a picture, but I don’t want to just put it out on the boards.  Anyway, they have options where you can enter your addresses and have them send the cards, or you can have the cards sent to you and then you address them yourself.  With postage included it was about $40 for the design, printing, and postage on 60 STD’s.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I sent postcard Save-The-Date Cards.  Saves postage!  And most people toss the Save-The-Date Cards anyway.

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