While my DIY necklaces might not be working out so well, something HAS worked out- our Save The Dates! They arrived in the mail from Vistaprint today. Unfortunately we have more than 100 addresses to send to- barely- so we had to order the next set up- 250. Here are the fronts:
And the back:
When we ordered, things were kind of crazy with our church selection process. We have a very up-to-date and detailed wedding website with Wedding Window, so instead of a ton of random information, we put our website on the back. That way, as things change and develop they will have all the details waiting for them.
I was sort of surprised at how small they were- truly a postcard size. The image my designer (from etsy! OBSESSION!) made me for each side was a little too wide and too short, since I didn't have the dimensions, so the back has horizontal lines, and the front black borders aren't exactly even. It was just a tiny bit off and I didn't care. We are already more than 6 months out- it's time to send them! (We would have done them earlier but our engagement pictures kept getting pushed back due to scheduling/weather.)
In the future (aka when I do my RSVP postcards) I will be get the dimensions to make sure my image will match the postcard size. If I can order earlier, I will do two 100 orders (there's always a free coupon) so that I don't have to pay for 250- the next step up. We will be using these as freaking coasters or something :)
Overall the colors were great, the pictures were crisp (a relief since they looked just so-so on my work PC when I uploaded them) and the print quality was very nice.
Have you used Vistaprint? What tips would you give other brides? What other things are you using postcards for?
Tomorrow is label printing day at work! Yay....