(Closed) Postcard STD’s: Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you think postcard STD's for a semi-formal wedding are okay?
    Yes : (58 votes)
    95 %
    No : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other, will explain below. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think Save-The-Date Cards are supposed to be fun and a little more casual (even for a semi-formal wedding) so I don’t think it is a problem. 

    Post # 4
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think they’re fine. Make sure you do a test run by mailing one to yourself first though.

    Can we see your design?

    Post # 5
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did them for our, I thought they were very pretty and semi-formal.  They matched our invites.

    Post # 6
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    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted that I think they’re fine but one thing to keep in mind.

    I wouldn’t have anything on the bottom if you’re planning on sending them in the US since you don’t know where the USPS will stick that bloody sticker.  all the ones we sent out in denmark were fine, but the ones that went to the US half of them had the sticker over the date (which was on the bottom front of the post card) and half had the sticker on the back left hand corner over the website. 

    Post # 8
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @DeadUtopia: I love those!  I think those are fun and intriguing.

    Post # 9
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @DeadUtopia: Those are cool! I’d definitely be intrigued as a guest.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

    I designed and ordered my Save the Date postcards from Vistaprint and they turned out GREAT! I chose the matte finish which looked really professional. I think the color on the “front” of the postcard got a little bit faded around the edges in the mail, but it was still totally legible and cute! That’s part of the novelty of a postcard, isn’t it? 

    The one thing about postcards that bothered me is that the postal service only offers ONE style of postcard stamps (right now it is a Hawaiian shirt…go figure) so even though the postcard stamps cost less than regular postage stamps, I ended up paying extra and getting the cute Love Ribbons stamps instead. 

    Post # 11
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think they are fine! Do a test ru by getting them wet. I had a nice STD postcard and it was rained on and the picture ran 🙁 but I  think those came from a home printer so the ink wasn’t as firmly set as vistaprint might be.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did Vistaprint STD’s! I think they are a great and cheaper alternative.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If someone asks (which would be super bitchy), just say you’re being eco-friendly by having less paper Wink

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I did save the date postcards and loved them – not only were they cheaper and saved paper but we were able to include a little personal message to our guests on the back!

    Post # 15
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    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have been looking for cost alternative methods to Save The Date’s. I originally wanted magnets, but those babies are expesive! Now I have the idea for designing the ‘postcard’ on VistaPrint and then getting magnet sheets with adhesive on them. Therefore, you can make your own magnets for cheap.

     

    If interested, this is the magnet sheet website I found to be reasonably priced:

    http://www.magnetvalley.com/index.cfm/fa/subcategories.main/parentcat/6643/subcatid/23751

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We did post card Save-The-Date Cards and I really, really like them! We went through https://postcardservices.com/ and got 100 for $25. Super nice quality, too. 🙂

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