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Becky Sleachmour

Last week our Save the Dates went out in the mail. Dropping them in the mailbox was definitely one of those, “Wow! I am really getting married!” moments. It was scary and exciting and there were definitely lots of butterflies in my stomach.

We debated about sending out Save the Dates and whether having a February wedding meant it was more or less necessary to send them. One side said that there would be very little competition from other weddings and events in February, so our guests would need less notice. The other side said that February weddings are so weird (at least in Ohio!!) that lots of notice would be appreciated to make arrangements and alternative plans for snowy, yucky weather. Yes, both sides exist in my own head and were battling each other for weeks. Oh the joys of wedding planning…

We eventually decided to send out Save the Dates, not because either argument won, but because when I got back our engagement pictures back from my talented bridesmaid, photographer Courtney Elson, I wanted to share them! Save the Dates seemed like the easiest way to share one of those pictures.

Price was also a deciding factor. While I was debating I received an email from Vistaprint that had several discounts and coupons, one of which was a deal on postcards. I’ve never used Vistaprint and the deal sounded a bit too good to be true, but I decided to risk it and place the order.

Here are the STDs we created using a combination of our own photo-editing software and the Vistaprint website software.


Save the Dates


Save the Dates

100 postcards from Vistaprint: $31.74 ($0.32 each, included $1.50 for a .pdf proof, full-color front, B&W back)

Postage: $19.74

Total STD Cost: $51.48

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the postcards. Vistaprint definitely exceeded my expectations!  Check out some special deals going on right now at Vistaprint.

This is my honest opinion about Vistaprint and their products based on my recent purchase. I did not receive any compensation for this review. I’ll be posting more about our engagement pictures soon!


Becky Sleachmour

is a bride blogger who got married in 2011. You can read her wedding planning posts here.