I (finally) ordered our thank you cards! Mr. Eggplant and I were married on October 20th, so it looks like I just may make the two-month etiquette deadline for sending out thank you cards (that is, if I can get myself to sit down and pound them out this week ).
Here is the front of our cards.
To design them, I used a combination of photos taken from both our photographers and our friends. The pictures were edited in Adobe Photoshop and the layout was done in InDesign. I desaturated a handful of the photographs because I only wanted a few to stand out in color. I also used the magic wand tool to make my bouquet pop in pink (top right). Of course, I couldn’t send them off for print without adding a bit of our floral swirl motif.
On the back, I gave credit to our photographers and our friends who took the photos. I also linked our wed-site, which Mr. Eggplant will be updating with some of our wedding pictures. We’re also thinking of using the site to start our family blog.
I don’t have a picture of the inside, but the card simply says, “thanks so much!”
Here is a screen shot of the front-side file that I uploaded for printing. The cards were purchased from PS Print, which I would definitely recommend to others.
I uploaded the files in PDF format and made all my selections online. PS Print is located in Oakland so I was able to drive over and pick up my job, saving myself the shipping costs. The PS Print site was very intuitive and easy to use. Last week they had a 30% sale, so I purchased the greeting cards for a reasonable price. For just a little extra, I also bought perfectly sized envelopes from them. The only qualm I have is that the smallest job that PS print produces is a batch of 250. I have about 125 cards to send out and I don’t know what I’ll do with the extra. However, with the 30% discount, my job cost the same amount it would’ve cost to print a 150 card job at other web-based printing companies, which is why I decided to go with a local company.
During the wedding process I used four different printing companies for all of our stationery needs. I used Vista Print for our save-the-date postcards, Fong Brothers for our invitations, Overnight Prints for our menu cards (which I’ll post soon), and PS Print for our thank you cards. Each company had their strengths, but overall I was very happy with PS Print for our thank you cards. I really liked the finish on the greeting cards, because it wasn’t the super glossy coating that is similar to what a photograph looks like when printed. Instead, it was a matte gloss finish that made our cards look very professional.
So I have a thank you card question for you all: Who wrote your thank you cards? Did you both write in them or just one person? And what if only one of you knows the recipient? Would you both write in them anyway? Thanks in advance for the answers!