Thursday, December 11, 2008

How I Tied the Knot: Thank You Cards

Previously in this post, I was contemplating what we could and would do for our thank you cards. Now, it's time to reveal our thank you cards to all of you and share the lessons that I learned from creating and making them. And, of course, I'll have some pretty pictures to display along the way!

A month before the wedding, I was already thinking about a concept for our thank you cards. I wanted the recipients to feel our appreciation ooze out of the cards as they remarked how darling they were. So, Chris got to work crafting the perfect "thank" and "you" signs for our thank you card picture. The signs were flawless and beautiful, if I do say so myself.

By this time, Chris had seen enough of our monogram, but I begged for it to be incorporated. You can't blame a girl for her love of a monogram and a cohesive theme.
The front of our card was a collage of some of our favorite wedding pictures.

Thanks to April from Blu Sky Designs for helping us tweak the front of our design.
Half of the back of our card displayed the "thank you" picture we took on our wedding day. The other half of the card was blank, which is where I wrote our thank you note.
We ordered our cards from Vista Print. 100 post cards (5x7. 1 side color. 1 side black and white) for $17.47 + $6.71 shipping = $24.18. I purchased 100 white linen envelopes from a scrap booking store for $14. Total cost of our thank you cards (without postage) = $38.18.
Hint #1: Google Vista Print coupons. You should be able to get the product you want for at least 50% off.
Hint #2: Purchase the standard shipping. You will be quoted 21 days shipping, but it will come within 5-7 days.
Lesson learned #15: Your thank you notes don't have to be boring or expensive. Get creative and give something for your guests to smile about. And if you use Vista Print, you'll save yourself a good chunk of cash and get a great product. That's something to smile about.
previously in the series, "how i tied the knot": getting ready, our first look, bouquets and boutonnieres, socks and shoes, bubbles and getting away, the cake, blurb guest book
all pictures by: nicole green. please link back to tying the knot when posting any of these pictures.


Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

I love how Captain Morgan Chris is in the 2nd sign pic :)

Lisa said...

Love these!

Kelly said...

these look great. I had this same idea and made the same kind of sign for us to be photographed with, but I forgot to bring it with us! so dumb.

I second how awesome vista print is. quality that is very inexpensive.

Adrienne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They look even better with the monogram incorporated in there! And you gotta love vista print - seriously their prices rock!


Ahhhh.. adorable!!!!!!!

Candice said...

Your wedding is over and you are still inspiring me, I love it!

Melissa said...

I love them! I can't believe how inexpensive they were :)

Joanna said...

I love this. What a great idea!