(Closed) rule of thumb? -another STD question

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well STD’s aren’t that expensive, but I don’t think you should have to do them if you dont want to. Lots of people know you’re getting married and it is just a courtesey.

Now with that said there is a cheaper way that will be useful going forward.  You can start up a wedding website for around $30.  You can gather the email addresses or even send the link to it on FB.  Make the first page look like an STD until about 6 months prior to the wedding. Then you can switch it over to your regular site if you planned on having one.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Very true –  you can email them (if they use email?) with your web address. You can make free ones (from weddingwire or wedding channel or theknot) and even make one yourself on Google Sites (I did this!)

We sit sent a STD postcard (postcard came out to be about $.15 each and postage is $.28) so it wasn’t too bad. Also, I haven’t met all of FI’s family, so it was some of their first time seeing a picture of me. However, I may worn you, people will start to get confused if they know others got a STD and they didn’t get one. We sent these out first to all the relatives we have addresses for and soon FI’s dad was fending requests for “the card”. We have about 85% of guest coming from out of town, so we really needed to send these. (I designed it on Powerpoint at a large resolution and then had them printed at Catprint).

We visited some of our families/friends house and they have our postcard on their fridge and they talk about how excited they are about the wedding. Save-The-Date Cards not only give important info for people to plan, but also to give them a taste of the wedding and get them excited. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have a lot of out of town guests, but we only did STD’s because we are having a holiday wedding.

Also – we did ours with coupons from Vistaprint.  All in all, I think I paid less that $15 for 200 postcards.  Postage was only $.28 each too.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was going to say that you should use Vista print but I see that was already said but I googled free postcards fr vitsa print and I got 100 of them for just the cost of shipping($3 I think)…I would say though that if any of your out of town guest have kids I would send them, I know all my relatives with kids were asking about the date as soon as they heard I was getting married.

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