Our save the date cards have arrived and just in time for the seven month cutoff for destination weddings. We created the double-sided cards on Minted.com last week and they just arrived today. The look so good and we can’t wait to mail them to our friends and family. We sat down in October to go over our guest list to ensure we had everyone we want at our wedding is included in the guest count. We already have our budget in mind and the fixed cost of the venue and food so we will be tackling budget allocation after mailing out our cards.
Thomas and I sent out an email announcing our engagement to our guest last August. Part of the email included a custom link to Postable.com where our friends and family were asked to fill out their updated addresses, birthdays and names of spouses/guests. We used this database from Postable to generate all the addresses we would need to mail out our save the date cards. It made it super easy to and saved us loads of time.
Minted.com (not sponsored or gifted) made it so easy for us to create our cards. It took roughly an hour to decide on a design, edit and customize it to our linking and import our addresses from our Postable database, purchase and send to print. We ordered the double sided cards and pre-addressed envelopes. We also ordered a few blank ones incase someone had moved or if we needed to add new guests we had somehow forgotten to include in the first go-round.
I went to the Post Office this afternoon with an assembled save the date card to get it properly weighed in order to know what type of stamp I needed to buy. The costs of each stamp was $0.78 for domestic mailers and $1.30 for the global forever stamps. We are sending half the invitations to our American friends and the other half to French, European and Ghanaian family and friends.
TIP: Make the trip to post office to get your invitations and heavier save the date cards mailed because you do not want a slew of returned envelopes due to insufficient postage.
We sat down with espressos after dinner to stuff the envelopes and place the stamps on them for mailing tomorrow. Our next order of business is booking wedding dress appointments and hiring a wedding planner.