(Closed) Show me your STDs !!!!!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

We used this style from Minted, and went with the double thick paper.. and let me tell you– we didn’t think anybody but us would notice the thickness of the paper (it’s a thing, my Fiance is very paper picky– I think he learned from my father who is being a brat about our invitations being HEAVY paper, but as long as he’s willing to pay for them, I don’t mind! lol).. but MANY people commented how wonderful the paper was! 

http://www.minted.com/product/postcards/MIN-YK0-SPC/love-connection?org=photo

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Minted.. I know I’m not the first to rave about them, but they were unable to tell me the shipping price (they didn’t want to tell me one thing and then have it turn out that it’s a bit more due to my post office, etc.) so they rushed shipping at no extra charge! Got my STD in 2 business days thanks to the wonderful customer service. I didn’t even ask, they just offered! 

Anyway, I loved them. :*

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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juneberries:  We aso used Minted and had a wonderful experience with them from start to finish. Our order arrived faster than planned and was perfect. We used their regular paper and it was thick enough for a Save the Date, but I agree with the previous poster that the double thick paper would be really nice for an invite or if you want your STDs to be more formal. Our actual STD is below – we also bought a rubber stamp from Etsy with additional info and stamped that on the back and sent them as postcards (another reason the regular thick paper was fine for our purposes). I was really happy with how they turned out and they were super affordable – they are always posting coupon codes or doing surveys that you can get additional $$ off for filling out.

Save_the_date_weddingbee

Post # 4
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Lol Fiance and I cracked up about the post title for a minute there. 

These are our STD magnets! We got them from Wedding Paper Divas 

Post # 5
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

savethedate_postcard_final_front

I’m a graphic designer so I designed the StD myself, although obviously the front is just a picture. I did hand paint the sign though. I ordered them online on a 18 pt coated front, uncoated back cardstock. The thickness is great but I ran into a problem when my stamps wouldn’t stick! They would just flake off so I had to glue all the stamps on. Luckily none were sent back to me.

Post # 9
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We also used Minted! We did this design but we had them take out the colored filter:

http://www.minted.com/product/postcards/MIN-YI9-SPC/sweet-embrace?org=photo

I had a great experience with them! The cards came wrapped up in ribbon with a handwritten note indicating who had packaged the order, which I thought was a nice touch.

My only regret is that we ordered them as postcards. I wish I had just bought the regular card version because they do free addressing if you go with a card with envelopes, and that would have really been worth the slight extra cost for cards vs. post cards in my opinion! It took me forever to address these, and I got obsessed with doing them on my printer, which drove me crazy! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We ordered ours from Vistaprint. I designed them using a combo of photoshop and illustrator, and uploaded them straight to vistaprint. We ordered the standard postcard in 130 lb. Premium glossy, and they look nice in person. Addresses and stamp will obviously go on the right side of the back.

Post # 12
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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seejanebee:  no problem – we didn’t have a specific budget, I just wanted to get something we loved for the best price possible. This is the general breakdown:

minted cards: $148 for 85, I looked for coupons and ended up taking a survey for $50 off so they were only $98 +tax and regular shipping.

etsy rubber stamp: $30 – I really wanted to do postcards, the minted card I chose did not come as a postcard so I just ordered it with a plain white back and used a custom rubber stamp with additional info from etsy. It ended up being super a super adorable stamp and I’m glad I have it for the future.

postage: $29

ink for rubber stamp and “fancy” pens for addressing them: $15

So it was about $172 +tax for everything, which I was really happy with since I was thrilled with the end product! I was lucky, I started looking early enough that I had plenty of time to wait for a good coupon and also use regular shipping on everything :).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our STD is a magnet.  I bought the digital file from Etsy ($40 for the whole suite of STD, invite, RSVP card), and then sent them to Vistaprint for printing .  100 magnets for $37.99.  The printing of the invites and RSVP cards came to $107.

 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  MelissainNC.
Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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seejanebee:  we eneded up spending $281 that’s with 175 magnets and 175 attachment cards (shown together in the picture) and the envelops. I’m probably going to print the addresses on the envelopes as we don’t want to spend money on a rubber stamp cause we are moving between now and invitations. Plus we need to buy post stamps 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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seejanebee:  I ordered 250 4″x6″ postcards for $32 plus $9.15 shipping so $41.15 total from http://www.primoprint.com. I only needed a little over 100 but it was either order 100 or 250 and the price different was marginal. I’m not sure how much stamps were because Fiance picked those up. Finding good printing prices is part of my job 🙂

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