Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A word about Save the Dates

Things have been so crazy! My future in-laws were in town and we were showing them around the big city. It was a lot of fun but also very exhausting! I'm ready for a vacation of my own...

So last Friday our save the dates came in the mail! Yay! I'm not ready to reveal them just yet. I want it to be a surprise to those who receive it in the mail! But I would like to share a little bit about the process. Jeff designed them using photoshop, on our fabulous new computer. He did an amazing job and got it done super fast. Jeff is a major perfectionist when it comes to his graphic design work so he impressed me with his efficiency in this project. We decided to print them using VisaPrint and their free post card special.

I googled "free vista print postcards" and followed the link. Basically you get 100 free postcards and just have to pay for the shipping, and in our case an extra 5.99 for uploading your own design, which we did on both sides. We also opted for faster shipping so I think our save the dates cost about $25 or $30 total. Not to bad I think.

They came in the mail 4 days before they were scheduled to arrive! I was so excited to tear open that package. Unfortunately, my excitement quickly evaporated because the quality turned out to be just so/so. The edges aren't cleanly cut and the design is crooked and/or the spacing is off on some. It's not really that big a deal. I'm not too upset because after all, they were pretty much free. The image is clear, and the paper is a nice quality. I just think they look like we printed them at home and were lazy about cutting them.

Jeff seemed a little more annoyed about the quality than I was. I understand, he put all that work into designing them and the spacing is off and crooked. But he agrees that we got what we paid for, so we'll let it slide.

Even with the quality issue I would still recommend using VistaPrint for your save the date postcards. You really can't beat the price and I'm sure they will still look great up on the fridge at our friends and families houses. My advice if you are going to use them would be, if you upload your own image don't create a boarder around the outside because half of it might be cut off... You'll see what I mean when I post a picture.

Where did you get your save the dates? Did they turn out the way you wanted?

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see them!! !! Sorry they may not have turned out quite the way you wanted. But I bet they are amazing!!!!

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