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We recently sent our Save the Dates out, and I am so happy with how they turned out.  We scoured the Internet in search for a Save the Date idea the reflected our style and the style of our wedding, and we were able to find the perfect one.  When we found this style we loved, I got a price quote from the letterpress company that we worked with.  The quote was way more than double what I wanted to pay; however the vendor worked with us to bring the price down and have our Save the Dates still look exactly how we wanted. 
 
Here is what saved us money:
 
1. Not going with a lined envelope - they really don't need to be that formal for a Save the Date. Invitation yes, Save the Date no.  Going this route saved us half of the cost
2. Reducing the Save the Date "standard" size to a "reply" card size  saved a ton of money - There is no standard size in save the dates, so go a little smaller and it saves not only money on your order, but also oftentimes it saves money on postage. This saved us about $200
3.  Use one color for the images and wording instead of 2 or multiple and that saves quite a bit.  This saves about $150
4. Hand write your return address instead of having it printed and this saves $170
 
My personal note:  When looking for tips on etiquette I asked a neighbor who is close to my family about what is proper.  She told me that a "stamp" or sticker return address was not proper to use and that the only thing that would be appropriate would be to have the return address either printed or to handwriting it.  I figured if I hand-wrote my return address on each card, that would take a lot of time and it would make my hand cramp, so I looked up an embosser.  I found custom embosser's on-line for as low as $30.  The embossing looks elegant, classy, and professional and saves a ton of money vs. having the letterpress print it for you.
 
 
 
 
 

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