Post # 1
I’m about to order some really neat postcard STD’s from Vistaprint that I designed and LOVE, but then I thought, are postcard STD’s a no-no? Will they get messed up in the mail? Will people think I’m being ‘cheap?’ What is your opinion on postcards for STD’s? They are sitting in my online cart and my finger is hovering over the pay button, but I want to make sure this is a good idea.
Post # 3
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
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
I did them for our, I thought they were very pretty and semi-formal. They matched our invites.
Post # 6
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 # 7
We’re having a little of an untraditional theme to say the least. I was just playing around on VP and these happened! lol I whited out the last names and website, but you get the idea! I just saw that I could order envelopes, so I added those to the cart and just had the back of the postcards printed in a greyscale image of the black and white image on the front. What do you think? 🙂
ETA: Our last names make the names more centered, so it looks a little off like this.
Post # 8
@DeadUtopia: I love those! I think those are fun and intriguing.
Post # 9
@DeadUtopia: Those are cool! I’d definitely be intrigued as a guest.
Post # 10
- 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
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
We did Vistaprint STD’s! I think they are a great and cheaper alternative.
Post # 13
If someone asks (which would be super bitchy), just say you’re being eco-friendly by having less paper
Post # 14
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
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:
Post # 16
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. 🙂