Post # 1
I found a FREE template on weddingchicks.com for STD postcards that I’m in love with, but I am very nervous that they will get ruined in the mail or something. How ridiculous would it be to buy envelopes for them? If you did postcard STD’s, how did they fare? I absolutely love the design and the fact that I would just have to have them printed is fantastic but I’m nervous of them getting ruined or something from the post office covering them up!
Post # 3
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
Mine traveled to Germany from Alabama with no issue 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
Thanks for the input bees!
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
I agree, put them in envelopes! Clear plastic or translucent vellum would be so pretty.
Post # 14
Thanks for all of the input bees. I think as long as envelopes aren’t super expensive I’ll use them… I’m just paranoid!!!