(Closed) Postcard STD’s, do they get ruined?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I sent DIY postcard save the dates and they were absolutely fine 🙂

Mine traveled all the way from Alaska to the New York area. Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine traveled to Germany from Alabama with no issue 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I didn’t send out postcards but I’ve seen Bees suggest waterproof postcards because of snow getting into mailboxes and ruining postcards.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just received a DIY postcard in the mail, and it has a terrible steak down the middle because t got wet. please get waterproof postcards! nothing wrong with putting them in envelopes either.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did post card Save-The-Date Cards through vistaprint and I just payed the extra 4 bucks and ordered envelopes. I don’t think it’s ridiculous to use envelopes at all! Better to be safe than sorry!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Also did Vista Print Save-The-Date Cards and envelopes. The extra few $ as mentioned is totally worth your sanity. PLUS not everyone who comes in contact with your STD has all that info available to them (postal folks). I’ve also received many Save-The-Date Cards in the format with no problems.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I sent out vistaprint STD postcards.  I’ve gotten two returned to me, and they both were a little beat up.  I’m thinking (hoping) they look worse because they had to go through the mail twice.  My future in laws said there’s arrived looking good, and I have received STD postcards from other friends that made it to me in good shape.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you use MS word to either mail merge or print the addresses, there will be a small box that you can check for MS to include the post office bar codes.  They move it around depending on your version of MS office, but if you check that, they will not put the bar code stickers on your post cards.  I did them that way and had no issues with stickers or them getting damaged in any way.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I made my own at home on my own printer, using like 80# card stock, which honestly felt pretty flimsy. They made it fine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree, put them in envelopes!  Clear plastic or translucent vellum would be so pretty.

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