Post # 1
I’m starting to feel really self conscious about not lining our envelopes!
I know it’s silly, but the liners are so pretty and it seems like I see so many people say, “I never thought we would do this, but …”
It’s just not in our financial budget (already stretched too thin), or our time budget, or, I don’t think, my patience-with-crafting budget. We’re printing our own invites (created by my amazing cousin and emailed to us) and cutting them, stuffing the envelopes, printing labels, etc. all ourselves already and I just can’t imagine cutting and creasing and glueing envelope liners too.
I do know, realistically, that most people won’t notice or miss the liners (or lack thereof), but I still feel like I’m being a bad bride, or missing out on something, by not doing them! 🙂
What about you? Were you on the Liner train from the start? Did you convert? Or are you resisting like me?
Post # 3
I don’t think people will notice at all! Really, I’ve gotten wedding invites & have no idea what the envelope looked like. Usually I just opened it & hung up the invite on the fridge & throw away the envelope. For my wedding, I used plain white envelopes, but we stamped the outside of it just so it didn’t look so plain.
Post # 4
I didn’t do a liner and I have never received an invite with a liner. I can honestly say I had never even heard of them until I entered into the crazy world of online wedding blogs 😉
Post # 5
Sure lined enveloppe ARE awefully pretty, but I just couldn’t stand the idea of having to DIY these as well. I DIY every single aspect of our pocketfold invitations already (from designing to printing to cutting&folding&glueing and what not) and wasn’t able to buy lined enveloppes in the right color etc here. It was simply too much work to also create liners and glue them into every single enveloppe.
Plus, like you said, realistically, most people will indeed not even really notice the liners and toss out the enveloppe soon as they take out the invitation. So I decided to put my energy in the pocketfolds rather then the enveloppes. I also just used cream addresslabels with colored lettering on it for the addressing instead of having them calligraphed or such 😉
Post # 6
No, we didn’t do them. My envelopes were silver and pretty heavy, so I didn’t have to worry about them being see-through.
Post # 7
I was a convert from the start. I adore the look of an envelope lined with a dark, nicely-textured paper. They really weren’t that much extra work, though I suppose that’s easy for me to say since Fiance did them all.
Post # 8
we opted not to do liners either. while i love the look, our invites were pretty expensive, so we couldn’t justify spending even more money just to line them. i looked into DIY liners, but they dont have them in our size. so, they will just go out naked!
Post # 9
I wasn’t going to line my envelopes but the other day when I was looking for envelopes at Staples Fiance said, “Can you make them a little fancier than that? I just don’t want them to look cheap.” So instead of buying the really complicated/confusing, really expensive envelopes that he was eyeing, I appeased him by volunteering to line roughly 80 envelopes. Since we’re not doing that many super-detailed DIY projects, I figure lining some envelopes won’t be too awful bad.
Post # 10
@IvyClimb: How’d you get your Fiance to do that!? Hahah… I’ve already got J printing and cutting with me. Guess I should be grateful for all the help he has been already 😀 (and I AM!)
Post # 11
@Twista: I know … they’re so pretty! We’re doing recycled paper envelopes (in the kraft brown) with 3″ round stickers for addresses (which one of the blogger Bees did as a save on some of her last invites, but I just love love loved), so I hope they’ll still be fun/funky enough. I just really want our wedding to have personality, you know!?
Post # 12
We totally skipped it for the same reasons that you did! It wasn’t in our budget Money or Time!
Post # 13
I DIY my invitations and I completely didn’t think of DIY envelope liners. It was one of those things that I didn’t think of because I didn’t have my invitations done professionally. It looks quite simple to do it and it does make it pop.
Well, anyway, for my invitations, I didn’t have liners and I don’t think would people notice them missing. I think it’s one of those things people won’t notice if it’s not there but will notice if it’s there. Now, I wish another friend of mine was getting married, so I can offer to do this for them. I think it would be a cool craft project.
Come to think about it, even if I did see the tutorial, I probably wouldn’t have the time to do it. 🙂
Post # 14
Sorry, but with everything else to do with wedding planning – I just decided it was not worth it for something people would throw away anyway. Yes, they look nice…but don’t let it make you feel bad! I am sure your invites are beautiful.
Post # 15
No one will notice but you and other recent brides or brides to be. I promise!
This is another thing that the wedding complex has convinced us that we “have” to have, but in reality, I think the ratio of time/money spent on them to the enjoyment they will give your guests is really very large.
Post # 16
Definitely not me! I am wayyyy too lazy for that stuff.