(Closed) Postcard STD question!! With or without envelope?!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Mail in an envelope or no envelope?
    Envelope : (6 votes)
    25 %
    No envelope : (18 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I ordered envelopes with our save the dates. Just because i didnt want them to get ruined :/ BUT you dont really need them. You can save on postages with just using the postcards and no envelopes

    Post # 4
    10 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It all depends on how private you want your wedding to be. I had no problem mailing something with my face on it, but I wasn’t crazy about mailing something that also had our wedding date, location, wedding website (which contains the full address and allll the details of our celebration) AND the password to the website. You can save a bit on postage (something like 26c vs. 46c each), but using an envelope allows you more privacy, more freedom with design of the card itself in not having to accommodate for postal bardcodes etc, and clean presentation of your card.

    Post # 5
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I sent my postcard Save-The-Date Cards w/o envelopes.

    Post # 6
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Sent mine without envelopes. IMO it defeats the purpose to put them in an envelope.

    Post # 7
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I sent them without. I regret that decision as I got feedback that it got mixed in with bulk/marketing mail in a lot of cases and people didn’t really notice it right away. Some of them also got fairly torn up or marred, even though they were to all USPS standards.

    I wish I had done the design differently and used the full design on both sides, and put them in an envelope. I would have felt more confident that they had actually been noticed by the recipients.

    BUT – ours didn’t have our photo on it. I imagine a photo of people you know will catch attention more than ours. And, mine already needed the letter rate because they were oversized postcards. It would have only cost me a few dollars in envelopes.

    That is one of the only things so far that I wish I had done differently, but I would use an envelope depending on how much more it is going to cost you.

    Post # 8
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No envelope!  Only one person told us they didn’t get one (out of about 70 sent).  Ours had a black and white close up of our faces, and people loved it.  I saw it on a bunch of friends’ fridges, and it held up well in the mail too 🙂

    Post # 9
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Ours are going without the envelope!!!

    Post # 10
    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We saved on postage, and sent ours without.  Unless your good friends with everyone at your local post office, I doubt they will care.  

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