(Closed) reply cards : post card vs enveloped cards

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you think post cards are a good reply card option?
    yes! I used them and they worked well. : (15 votes)
    94 %
    no! I have had bad experiences with a post card reply card : (0 votes)
    other: explain : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I used postcards πŸ™‚ They were perfect. It was super simple and I was able to print our address right on them without it being overly painful.

    I didn’t really see a reason to have the envelope, it was just an unnessesary extra for me.

    Our guests had no issues with them either πŸ™‚

     

    See pictures below!

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    Back (we had stamps in the right corner).

    Post # 4
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    So just a cautionary tale, my friend got married and did DIY reply cards and it turns out they were too small to mail back. Ended up being a huge fiasco. I think they are awesome personally, just make sure you get the sizing right. πŸ™‚ I am using reply cards with envelopes, but that is because it fits the style of my invite. πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 5
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @cc226: I loved using postcards…..the woman who designed our invitations pre-posted them with stamps so all we had to do was add in how many people we were wanting to be there (We have reserved ___ seats in your honor) and put them in our invitations….they were really easy!

    Post # 7
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am having our Rsvps printed on post cards but am sending them in envelopes. Post cards don’t fit the formality of our wedding, but I like the size of them and I got them printed for free and got matching envelopes with the addresses pre printed.

    Post # 8
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had envelopes.  I don’t really know why besides that I thought they were cute and green and I like opening mail.

    Post # 9
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    572 posts
    Busy bee

    I am using envelopes…1) because I found metallic envelopes to match my paper 2) because I am printing at home and afraid ink may smear if they are exposed 3) I have to pay for stamps anyway and even though you save on postcard rate, I like the formality of them. 4) It does  not increase the fact no one mails them back!! LOL

    Post # 10
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I used them -saved us a bunch on postage -postcard postage vs. regular postage-it really adds up!  A few people tucked them into envelopes -for privacy maybe, but overall people just filled them out & returned them.  It seems easier -you avoid the envelope step altogether.  And you save $ on that extra envelope too.  I don’t think it necessarily goes with a formal feel, but we were trying to strike a balance btwn. casual and formal (leaning toward formal), but really needed to save $ where we could & this was a no-brainer.  If your wedding is REALLY formal (black tie or whatnot), the invite is the 1st clue toward setting the tone, so I would avoid the postcard in that case.  Otherwise, go for it! 

     

    Post # 12
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I plan on using post card reply cards. I think they’re cute! I’m having a pretty laid back wedding though.

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