Easy and Affordable Save The Date Cards

Our wedding is officially a little less than 9 months away, so my fiance and I are now in the full swing of wedding planning. We’ve already booked our venue, selected our bridal party, and I’ve already found my dream dress. Since many of our wedding guest will be traveling from out of state, we decided it would be a good idea to send out our Save the Dates  a little earlier than the usual recommendation, six month before the wedding.

I can easily get stressed out with the details of wedding planning, so it’s very important to me that I do things in the easiest and most affordable way possible. Here’s what we did:

Printing & Postage

To save on printing cost, we decided to use VistaPrint.com to print our Save the Date Cards. Vista Print has tons of cute styles that are very inexpensive. Currently, all Save the Date cards are just $0.39 per card.

To save on postage, we opted to go with a postcard style for our Save the Date Cards instead of mailing our Save the Dates in envelopes. The cost to mail a standard letter using a Forever Stamp is $0.49, to mail a postcard, using a First-Class Mail Postcard Stamp is $0.35.  Not a big difference, but when planning a wedding, every penny counts.

Vista Print offers 12 different options for the reverse side of their Save the Date Cards. The option we decided to go with was the postcard template that already includes a spot to fill in a return address (Very important so that undelivered cards will be returned to you).

Design

My fiance and I fell in love with the Vista Print design ID: 1236353 (pictured above). We think the template goes so well with our vision and loved the way the words “Save The Date” lay over the picture. We were fortunate enough to be able to take engagement photos early in our wedding planning stage, so we had tons of great pictures to choose from. Uploading our images to the Vista Print website was easy and made comparing the different picture options a breeze. In the end, my fiance and I both agreed on the perfect image.

preview (1)The great thing about using Vista Print for Save the Dates, is that they also have tons of styles to choose from that don’t need a personalized image.  I love design ID: 2388403 (see picture on right) for a Save the Date option that doesn’t need additional images. 

Details

Since we already had all of the information regarding the wedding ceremony, reception, and accommodations, we wanted to be able to provide that information, without crowding up the card. To share event details, we opted to provide our guest with a link to our wedding website instead of listing the details on the actual Save the Date card. That way, we were able to keep our Save the Dates clean, but were still able to provide our guest with every little detail.

Final Thoughts

We love our Save the Date cards from Vista Print. The quality is great and arrived just the way it looked in the picture. Using Vista Print was easy and affordable. I’d definitely recommend using Vista Print for anyone looking for stylish Save the Date Cards at an affordable price.

 

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