(Closed) Save the Date Postcards – Surviving the Trip

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m sending STD postcards without an envelope too. I’m not too worried about them… I’ve sent postcards while on vacations before and they’ve turned out fine. Also our wedding and the design of my Save-The-Date Cards is rustic and rough, so if they get a little bit damaged I think it will still work, haha.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours arrived in pretty good condition!  We used cardstock from the store (not a heavy weight or anything).  I don’t think they’d put any barcode stickers over the wording, I’d assume they would be put by the stamps, if they put them on at all.

Post # 6
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5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Usually, there is a side for writing and a side for the address on postcards. I think the reason for this is that they’re not supposed to touch the side with the text… at least, I’ve never had my writings to relatives covered before.

Here is the way my postcards are designed (the back anyway)

The left side is the message and the right side is dedicated to just the address. Hopefully any marks or anything they have to put on the card will be well away from the message.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did STD postcards.

Here’s the front:

And the back:

We had no issues with the white sticker covering anything since all the info was on the opposite side of the addresses.

Also, only one got returned in the mail, but they weren’t bent or torn or anything like that.

We also used custom stamps from zazzle with our names on them:

And they were just scanned so there were no printed codes on them.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@KatNYC2011: If you’re worried about it, order a sample and when it arrives, mail it to yourself as an experiment. That’s what we did. We ended up not going with postcards as it arrived with a white sticker/bar code in the bottom left corner that obscured some of our message.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KateByDesign: Not with these since it was a bar code to cancel I guess.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you designed your postcards using the templates that were provided by Vistaprint, they have an area that’s designated for the bar code sticker where you should not put any words/design.  So you shouldn’t have any problems with the bar code sticker covering up your message if you followed the template.

I mailed my Vistaprint postcard save-the-dates without an envelope and had one returned to me ’cause I had the wrong zipcode =P It’s certainly not pristine, but I would say that it’s in good shape. Maybe I can take a picture of it later and show it to you guys.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We mailed a postcard to ourselves in addition to our guests, and it was fine.  One corner’s a little bent, but that’s it.  What’s more, our RSVP postcards that were sent back to us are only 80-lb, recycled paper, and even those came back almost entirely unscathed.  So I wouldn’t worry about it.

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