Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How To Design Your Own Wedding Postcards

When my friend Mallory got married in Washington, it was similar to ours in that it was a destination wedding for everyone except, basically, the bride and groom. So she had a similar situation where she had to make many wedding welcome bags for the out of towners.

She suggested that I attach a postcard from our town to the bags.

Well, quick math told me that at $.35 a postcard (at the very least at the shop in town) for 100 bags would run me $35 plus tax. I had to come up with a cheaper alternative.

And that's when it hit me. I would make my own.

Adding wedding postcards to your wedding welcome bag is a great idea. Find out how to make your own at

How To Design Your Own Wedding Postcards

This is actually really easy, so don't feel at all intimidated. Just sit down, and take your time.

Adding wedding postcards to your wedding welcome bag is a great idea. Find out how to make your own at

I took a photo when we were at a local beach last summer.  I really have been in love with this photo since I took it. Our really eye-catching (yet simple and logo-less) umbrella hangs over the beach on a perfect day, with a bit of waves but not enough for children or surfers. There was a build up of sea junk that makes it look like I placed it there. There's nothing distracting in the background, not a cloud in the sky or a rouge person in the background. It looks, well, it looks sort of like a postcard.

And since our wedding was at the beach, since that's where we live, this was perfect. If you live in New York City, consider going out and taking a photo of the Empire State Building. Getting married in San Francisco? Snap a pic of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Not sure what exactly your town is known for? Stop into a store and check out the postcards. Figure out what landmarks and shots are used and replicate that on your own.

Adding wedding postcards to your wedding welcome bag is a great idea. Find out how to make your own at

I added text that says, "Welcome to North Carolina for Lisa & Pete's wedding" in a small and dark font. You can read it, but it isn't a distraction from the photo. I put this right in the middle of the picture because I thought it would get lost at the top or the bottom. I jazzed it up a little more with PicMonkey, and totally pretended it was an actual post card.

Since I really made sure to pick a really clutch photo, it doesn't actually look like I made it myself. I mean, yes, it's personalized so you know I made it, but it looks like I ordered them.

If we wanted, we could add handwritten note onto the back since we do have a nice canvas for it. If you choose to do that, I would recommend a felt tip pen. A regular ball point would run the risk of indentation. If you push too hard, you'll be able to see the lettering from the front of the print. A felt pen would eliminate this issue, however, be careful to let it dry before stacking these or affixing them anywhere. You don't want the ink to bleed. Or, to be perfectly safe, you can just leave the backs blank.

Even better, today (April 19) you can get 101 free prints from Shutterfly with the code EASTER. That will definitely make these very affordable.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What do you think of my wedding postcards?


  1. It totally pass! This is way more personalized than a postcard you buy at a shop. Love the picture.

  2. Great idea, like the message in the middle of pic.