(Closed) Postcards for RSVP cards – Eco/Wallet Friendly or Cheap/Trashy?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What do you think of RSVP postcards?

    Eco Friendly and Friendly on my Wallet

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  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I guess I am odd man out here, but I would not want an rsvp that had my info out there without an envelope.  I mean, my name, where I am going to be, what I am going to have for dinner.  Just seems like I would want an envelope for privacy.  I guess I am in the pro-envelope camp!

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @cbee:  …how, by looking at an RSVP post card, would someone know when/where you are going to be? They’ll read your name regardless (as it would be on a traditional envelope anyway!), and all that’s usually on there is a space for a yes/no, or meal preference. No date, time, or location — that stays on the invitation.

    And I have to admit, it’s kind of funny that someone would be worried that a postal worker knows what they’re choosing to eat for dinner at a wedding.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

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    @subola:  I ask bc I don’t see where you have your address on the front or back of those cards, or a stamp.  The USPS has all kinds of rules about what gets the postcard rate, I just found out. Thank god for google. 

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    @cbee:  I don’t think reply postcards typically have anything but your name and your rsvp (yes/no). There is no need to include the address of the wedding.

    Post # 20
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    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love the postcard idea.  I’ve seen it used many times, and yes, it does save a lot of money!

    I used postcards for my STDs, I’ll use them for the RSVPs and potentially for the thank yous. 

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love postcards.  Saves paper on envelopes and an extra step for the guest.  If done in a nice way than of course there is nothing offensive about them.  We did pay full postage for each postcard since I wanted matching stamps from the invitation. 😛

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I used postcards, they were cheaper and I don’t think anyone gave it a second thought.

    Post # 24
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    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

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    @subola:  LOL, no that was probably me and my very short attention span. 

    I have a serious case of bride brain right now. 🙂

    I think you RSVP cards look great!!

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think they’re great! My only concern would be with them getting torn up in the mail if they aren’t the nice heavy-duty waxed ones.

    Post # 26
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We used post cards for our RSVPs.  The savings add up when you have 200+ people on your guest list!  We are having a formal wedding and it did not take away from the “formal-ness” of the wedding.  🙂

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @subola:  It’s totally possible to fit everything on on a postcard, and even make the design look more fluent. I would have done something like this:

    I whipped it up super quick so it’s not exactly what I’d do, but close enough.

     

    On that note, when listing your meal options, write either:

    1) or #1

    but not #1)

     

    Hope this helps =]

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