(Closed) Postcard Save the Dates….What were bees experiences mailing them?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should I mail my Save the Dates?
    Mail as postcard, they will be fine. : (31 votes)
    86 %
    Use the envelope, it's worth the $50 : (5 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @marinaAngelina:  I don’t have experience with mailing postcards, but I have heard from multiple people that you save money on postage if you use postcards and I never understood what that meant? Do you not have to put stamps on postcards?

    Post # 4
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @marinaAngelina:   We had postcards and haven’t heard of anyone’s being damaged!  Also, I’ve seen some that arrived and they didn’t have any extra marks or stamps on them!  🙂

    Post # 5
    45 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I mailed mine as post cards.  I also used post cards for my RSVPs, so I have first hand knowledge of what about 100 post cards look like after going through the mail. the front was glossy and the back was not. They all had postal markings on them and several had some smudges and dirty areas and a few had small tears.

    none were unreadable, so i think you just have to decide for yourself if you need them pristine or not.

    Post # 6
    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @marinaAngelina:  We did postcards and it went fine. I think you are worrying about nothing as millions of postcards are sent all across the world everyday and very few would end up in a state to not be readable.

    Can I ask why it would matter is they got marks anyway? As long as the information is readable I am pretty sure the guests (aside from your mum’s and grandma’s) wont care if they are banged up and most will end up in the rubbish anyway.




    Post # 7
    9188 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @marinaAngelina:  we sent postcards and it was great. Some got a little scuffed in the mail (I saw a few at friends’ houses – most looked impeccable, a few were scuffed). Not a big deal in my mind. Just make sure that if you don’t use envelopes, your address is on it somewhere. A few got returned to us for various reasons and I wouldn’t have known that they didn’t make it without our return address.

    @tcg51114:  postcard stamps are quite a bit cheaper than regular stamps…

    Post # 9
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @marinaAngelina:  I just finished mine and I will know soon enough… I am mailing one to us too so I can see how it comes. I was thinking about asking them to hand cancel at the post office so they do not have to go through that machine ( like they do for wedding invites)

    Post # 10
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have used postcards as RSVP responses before, and they came through just fine. Sure, some of them were a little scuffed up but not badly. I say use postcards with confidence!

    Post # 11
    15 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We used postcards and about half of them were lost in the mail.  I wouldn’t recommend it.

    Post # 12
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had postcard save the dates and they were fine.  I also used postards as my RSVP cards.  The RSVP ones were just cardstock and definitely showed a bit of wear and tear (although I was the only one that saw it since they were coming back to me), but my save the dates were a bit more like standard postcards and seemed to be just fine in the mail.  I saw a few on fridges and they looked great.  

    Post # 13
    5014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We mailed postcards with no problem. I wouldn’t worry about it!

    Post # 15
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Hmmm, interesting, we just bought our std’s as postcards and I never thoguth to see if postage would be cheaper?  I’ll have to investigate that before I just put regular stamps on!

    Post # 16
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @marinaAngelina:  we had post card std and we didn’t run Into any issues! My advice would be save the $50 and put it towards the wedding 🙂 dont forget to buy postcard stamps! Only 33 cents 🙂


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