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« on: April 15, 2007 08:57:53 PM »

Hello! I'm working on invitations for my wedding and I'm thinking of making postcard response cards (as opposed to a card in an envelope). Has anyone done this before? I dont think I've seen it done before but I cant think why not. Can anyone think of a reason I might not want to do this?

- Less cost in materials
- Less cost in postage both ways
- Informal (matches the feel of my wedding)

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007 09:01:00 PM »

Formality is the only thing I can think of and I haven't ever been to a wedding formal enough where I think it would have been inapproriate.  It sounds like a great idea to me.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007 09:21:58 PM »

I have the impression most people do postcard RSVPs these days. Most invites I've seen recently have them, at least. The only thing to be worried about is if any of them are mangled or smudged in the post to the point where you can't read who's rsvping, things which an envelope protects against somewhat. I find this pretty unlikely though.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007 09:23:16 PM »

I've seen alot of lovely RSVP's done in postcard form. You can go simple, with a nice cardstock and simple layout. It looks great!

Here's a nice looking one, I hope this link works...
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007 09:38:14 PM »

I did them and i love them.  I have had no problems with them at all.  Saved a lot of money and got alot of positive reactions.  We made our RSVP cards and invites.  They were a big hit!!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007 09:42:10 PM »

Wonderful! You all have helped to renew my confidence in my idea.

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007 10:53:14 PM »

I used them. They're the small stack in the photo of my paper goods in this thread. Most people don't bother with the extra envelope. So far my only issues with the ones I am getting back is that the slight rib to our paper doesn't particularly like going through the mail processing machines and looks a little beat up by the time it gets back to me. But I don't really care what they look like when they get back here and it's been pretty rainy with no issues of running, etc.

Remember that if your RSVP cards don't need to be back to you until after May 14th, you'll need to add an extra 2 cents postage since that's when the rate goes up. Ours are set to be returned by May 25th, which means we spent an extra 2 cents on them all so that no one got stuck footing the extra stamp money [or worse, having them get lost in USPS limbo.]

ETA: Postage information applies only to the US Postal Service. Also, first class costs are going up too, another 2 cents.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007 04:28:00 AM »

I'm convinced!  I will DEFINITELY be doing this. Grin

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007 07:43:02 AM »

i used them!
and the only con for me was that i neither numbered them, nor wrote peoples names on them, so i had a couple responses that i had to guess who they were from!!

Envelopes would have had a return address to help me out.

I really liked the numbering idea, i just forgot to do it - you just write on your master list the matching number, and then you know which ones you are still waiting for Smiley

« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007 08:39:43 AM »

I really liked the numbering idea, i just forgot to do it - you just write on your master list the matching number, and then you know which ones you are still waiting for Smiley

That is so simple, yet so genius. I am so glad you mentioned this, as I'm doing my postcard RSVP's this week. Thank you!
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