(Closed) Save the Dates- Seasonal rules? Vista print or other options?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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soontobeamg:  I used a free vector software called Inkscape. It was quite easy to learn. I downloaded some free vector files and made a few of my own. Sized the paper for a postcard based on the USPS guidelines I found online. Then I uploaded my image and made sure it looked right on vistaprint.

I would concur with LaPetiote regarding the border. I had a border of simple color and it was inconsistent on vistaprint. I ended up fixing them with a paper cutter. But again, for 10 cents a postcard I was very happy with the result.

Don’t have much to say regarding the season other than ‘do what makes you happy – your guests really won’t have an opinion about the seasonal details’


Post # 18
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Ballroom

This is the front of our Vistaprint STD. We did a beach session for part of our engagement photos, and I loved it so much that I didn’t think twice about using it for our November wedding.  I don’t think it matters – use the photos you love. Good luck! 

Post # 19
531 posts
Busy bee

I’m definitly using winter themed STD for our UK winter wedding and I’ll be giving them out in the height of the Aussie summer!!!

i want to set the tone of the wedding!

Post # 20
353 posts
Helper bee

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soontobeamg:  For postcards I think your best bet will probably be VistaPrint. I personally think their print quality is superb (and their customer service is great, if you’re not happy contact them and they’ll most likely reprint for you for free!). The only downside to VistaPrint is that they don’t have the best paper stock – their thickest is what, 100#? But for postcards, USPS requires they be less than 16pt thick so that’s not a problem! 

If you’re looking for alternative printers, off the top of my head I think Got Print or Overnight Prints might be similar in pricing. Possibly Cat Print too, I’m not as familiar with them. But VistaPrint does 20%-30% off almost always, sometimes even 40% or 50% off, so if you’re not in a time crunch, I think you’ll find the cheapest option is to wait for VistaPrint to run a great promotion (with Memorial Day coming, I’d venture to say that could be soon!)

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