Post # 1
I’ve been reading alot of posts about doing save the date postcards and I thought I’d ask for alittle more feedback. We’d like to do a heavy postcard (thicker cardstock) but then my fiance mentioned putting a normal postcard in an envelope and adding a small page of info. The whole point of doing a postcard was that it was one piece of paper with all the info, but he does make a good point about it getting lost or not having enough room to include all the information for hotels, etc.
We’re having engagement photos done and one of the pictures will go on the postcard… if we choose to do an envelope instead, do we just send a picture and a seperate piece of paper with the info? I just feel like it changes the whole thing!
What are you guys doing or do you have any advice?
Post # 3
Why do you need all of that information on your Save the Date? The point of the STD is purely that – for people to save the date… Unless you’re having a destination wedding of some sort. Do you have a wedding website? Maybe you want to consider one so you can have all your information there… then you just put your site on your postcard STD.
Post # 4
You can just put save the date on there with your names, date, the location and say that there are invitations to follow…so this way they will know there is more info to come. And maybe if you have a wedding website you can put that on there and they can find more info on your website! 🙂 Im doing postcards too. We actually just got a SAve the Date postcard in the mail and thats what it had on it. And it was just the postcard.
Post # 5
We did Save the Date postcards. I think usually people just put the names, date, location, and maybe a wedding website on them. I don’t think you have to give out all the details on the STD. If you feel like you want to include more information, though, maybe you could add a little envelope and notecard like this?
P.S. Someone else showed off this picture a little while ago, and I think they are SO cute!
Post # 6
I guess you are right… we don’t need all the info on our save the dates. We are technically having a destination wedding although its only back in my hometown in Michigan. Everyone (except for my mom and dad) are from out of town and will need some more info to make plans. I have a knot page so that can fill people in on the rest.
Do any of you have any good ideas for making the postcards? Someone mentioned postcards.com and sent me a great example, but I sort of want them on thicker cardstock if possible.
Post # 7
Beware that anything thicker than 16pt (and that includes the really cute sample pictures with the envelope attached) do not qualify for postcard rate. They are regular first class rate for postage.
Post # 8
Yay! That was my STD postcard you liked! I think you can design your own and print them out on whatever cardstock you like at home or through a local printer. Do you have Publisher or Adobe or anything like that on your computer? As long as you follow the dimensions listed on the USPS website, I don’t think they have to be made by a specifically "postcard" company. Here’s the requirements for size limits from the post office:
• At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X 0.007 inch thick
• No more than 4-1/4 inches high X 6 inches long X 0.016 inch thick
Post # 9
Thanks Mrs. Spring! I should have given you a proper shoutout for sending me your postcard example. I loved it!
Post # 10
Check out this site for more info on the rules for mailing postcards…
<font color=”#008000″>The cardstock can only be a certain thickness and weight.</font>
<font color=”#008000″>I made my own rsvp postcards and they are turned out great. The postage of course is cheaper too so that helps a little anyways. </font>
<font color=”#008000″>We did a save the date magnet from magnetstreet.com and there site is wonderful! The magnet price came with envelopes to mail them. We just put the date, place, website and invite to follow.</font>
<font color=”#008000″>Best of Luck!</font>