(Closed) Vistaprint Save the Dates vs Postcards

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

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cvaldes13:  I did my Save-The-Date Cards through Vistaprint and got the glossy and they looked great. I think I paid like $22 for 100 though so I’m not sure why the pricing is so different. I gather that even though you got postcards, you will be putting them in envelopes? If you have it formatted correctly (space on the right side of the back for address), I would just send the postcards. It will save you about 15 cents per STD. If you do go that route though, 5×7 isn’t postcard size (even though I know it says standard postcard on their site. it’s confusing.) and you will have to go down to the next smaller size to get postcard postage rates.

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I did save the date magnets so people can put it on their fridge.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

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cvaldes13:  Okay, jsut wanted to make sure. Because I almost ordered 100 unusable save the dates! But like I said, we did the glossy with a picture on the front and wording as well and it looked great. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Vistaprint has very sneaky sales. For example, I ordered my Save-the-Dates as Birth Announcements and saved a ton of money.

With vistaprint, finding the right coupons in the right order is everything!

You can order their sample packages if you want to feel the difference of their card stocks for yourself. There’s a wedding one and a business one. It helped me make some descisions.

I really loved all my vistaprint stuff. I got tons of compliments on it. (I did upgrade the card stock)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I designed my own invitations and made a whole excel sheet to help me figure out whether to order medium postcards or standard 5×7 invitations.  With all of the upgrades I wanted for the invitations (matte finish, color back), it was almost a wash.  Plus, I need 120 invitations.  If I do standard invitations, I can order that amount.  If I do postcards, I either have to order 250 or 100+50 since they have weird quantities, which is way more than I need.  I decided that I’m just going to order the standard invitations since it already comes on the paper I want, includes a color back and envelopes (although crappy ones).  But if postcards work for you, do it!  I ordered the samples, and the matte postcard is pretty identical to the standard invitation (not sure about the STD, but I assume silimar).  The glossy postcard is nice, too, but wasn’t the look I was going for!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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cvaldes13: I did postcards for our Save the Dates and RSVP cards in our invitation suite because the postage is cheaper.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

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Bored6:  I did save the dates magnets as well

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had a graphic designer friend who also designed my Save-The-Date Cards and invitations.  we uploaded pdf to vistaprint.  it worked out fantastic and was SOOOO cheap compared to stationary places.

for Save-The-Date Cards, i did postcards so no envelopes needed. i used the glossy.

for invitations, i ordered the upgraded envelopes because i wanted to print return address on the main envelope and response card envelope and i couldn’t do that on the free ones.  i was very happy i did.  i also upgraded all the card stock.  i think 100 invitations, response cards, and info cards and 250 thank you cards cost me about $300.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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cvaldes13:  It didn’t work 🙁  Commenters are saying that Vistaprint has since been ‘fixed’ to not allow other quantities.  Darn!  Thanks for the link though!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Beautiful idea!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

By the way, I’m on Zazzle and am planning to do all the printing through there. They don’t charge for uploading images like Vistaprint does. Also they have a free shipping program for USA. have you checked them? If not yet, I’d offer to give it a try (compare prices and quality) before you make your final decisions.

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