- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I finally did it (mostly). I mean, at least I have the final version, and I’m starting to assemble them. I intend to make 155. Hopefully we will be able to use them all (I really want to invite the whole B list, too!).
I still need to:
-cut out 1/3 of the RSVP cards.
-cut out 1/4 of the additional information cards.
-fold up about 20 envelopes (red, the blue ones we just purchased)
-glue together about 40 red envelopes
-corner punch/emboss about 50 red envelopes, and about 60 blue envelopes
-put stamps on 82 outer envelopes
-wax seal for inner (red) envelope for all 155
-address in “calligraphy” inner and outer envelopes for all 155
-return address stamp all 155
-put in the mail by April 29 ish
THANK YOU bees, for helping me realize just how much time this would take. It is a big relief knowing that I started early because of you, and I’m going to be able to finish in time!
We were going to have an envelope liner (newsprint) in the inner envelope, but my parents didn’t like it. I lined 12 already, and I’ll just send those to my friends.
What do you think?
Total cost: 86 cents per invite not including the 44 cent stamp. RSVPs are by phone, email or our website (not mail). (Total with postage: $1.30)
I used boysenberry cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ paper, cut in half hamburger style to make the envelopes, and used Aqua glue to close the sides. The top will be sealed with sealing wax.
I used ivory cardstock 8.5″x11″ paper for the invite, info, and RSVP cards. I have leftover paper and will use it to make our thank you cards. I might but envelopes though.
I bought A2 sized blue envelopes from papers-papers.com.
I bought the return address stamp at vistaprint, but it’s still in the mail, so we don’t have it yet.
I bought the sealing wax and stamp at Flax (art supply store) in San Francisco. I LOVE that store.