(Closed) Save the Dates,have any suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mikesBRIDE: I am thinking about going through Vista Print and using a post card. It can be full color with a picture. You can get a ton for a very low price,  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know you said you don’t want to make them, but I would maybe reconsider.  You can try to mock a design (heck, I can help you if you want!), and then print them at a local Kinkos or printing place.  Or, if you have time, continue to check Groupon or Vistaprint for deals…I got a purchase $10 and get $50 worth of product, plus 30% discount, at Vistaprint earlier this year.  Helped a ton.

I would consider doing a postcard (less postage price), as well too.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How many people are you inviting?!  I invited 150, which was basically 75 couples.  Do you really need that many?

Post # 6
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1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I ordered a PDF through Etsy and had my cousin, who owns a printing company, print them for me. It ended up costing me $12. Obviously not everyone has a cousin who owns a print company, but Staples, Kinkos, etc. can print them for cheap!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Who says they have to cost a couple hundred dollars?!?  If they had I wouldn’t have sent them!

I designed mine and had a local printing company print them for under $20, plus they were post cards so postage was only $0.32/each!  I was definitely under the $50 mark.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Yes, ours had a picture of us on it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mikesBRIDE:  Agree with PP, VistaPrint is super cheap (never, ever pay full price; find promo codes and/or sign up for emails).  You can upload your picture and use it on VistaPrint, no problemo.

Also, 

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@futuremrsmp has a good point.  You won’t be sending a STD to everyone, just one per address typically.  Does that lower your number needed? 

I’d also recommend not sending STDs to anyone even remotely questionable (i.e. coworkers, distant “friends”).  Once you send that STD you’re locked into inviting the person even if you move, change jobs, etc.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@mikesBRIDE:  The whole front of our postcard was a picture of us (with writing on top of the picture).

Vistaprint can be really expensive if you don’t have a coupon or discount code.  Sign up for their emails and keep checking back…sign up for Groupon too. 🙂

I forgot about the Etsy idea, but that is a really good one too!  You can have a professionl make a PDF for like $20 and then print how ever many you need.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I used Vistaprint with the $70 for $17 Groupon that’s almost always available.  I was able to order our save the dates and invitations from VP.  With the Groupon and another deal they had that week on the VP site I ended up only paying for shipping which was $9.95.  So for $27 I have 50 save the date postcards and 100 invitations with envelopes (even for the postcards?).

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