Post # 1
Okay…so…Invites are DONE…PRINTED…READY TO GO! I just have to handwrite on each, the number of seats reserverd…and address the envelopes.
I an doing very informal invitations…a single sheet, printed on both sides…front with invite information, back with rsvp information…no inner envelope, no fancy lines…I am a bride on a SERIOUS budget…SERIOUSLY INVISIBLE that is 🙂
Sooooooo…I was wondering if any of you amazingly creative bees have some suggestions on how I might jazz up the outside of the envelopes??? Or, should I just leave them plain? I know some posts/articles I’ve read suggest only the guests information should be on the front, and my return address should actually go on the back… What do you think of this? Also, some things I’ve seen say that you’re not supposed to decorate the front of the envelope at all, while others I’ve seen say that decorating is fine as long as it doesn’t interfere with the ability to read the necessary information…
Please help…so much information to digest and decipher…lol…I just wanna get these puppies done so I can send out the invites… 75 days and counting…weeeeeeeeeeeee….. lol
Post # 3
Have you thought about using red envelopes? That’s what I did and people loved them! I bought them from Cards & Pockets in the color Jupiter (it’s a metallic red)
Post # 4
I think they look great! We are doing a old hollywood/movie theme as well and our invitation are tickets and the RSVP tears off the end like a ticket stub. I love the creative invitations 🙂
Post # 5
@CatABee: Thanks! It was a little bit of teamwork 🙂 I found a million ideas on pinterest…and my fiance was the one to suggest the filmstrip looking section with our names on it. I loved the idea of the tickets with tear offs too…but decided to switch it up just a little and design “tickets” for our guests when they arrive. They will go to the “will call” booth (aka escort card table), and their escort cards will be tickets with all our special info and their names and table designation for the reception…still have to work on that design…most posts of pics to come I’m sure 😉
@IzzyBear: Love the idea of the red envelope! That would defintely have brought some fun to my invites. However, I have yet to find any local places that have a selection of colors in the A9 Size (8.75″ x 5.75″) I’ll look around some more over the next couple of days while I’m building the mail merge…but I may be stuck with White…I found a box of assorted pastel colored ones, but those just don’t fit 🙂
Post # 6
@Ms. Drgnfly: These are A9 envelopes and they come in tons of colors. This is where I ordered mine from. Good prices and great products!
These are the colors
Post # 7
my friend put stickers on the outside of the rsvp envelope. when i got the rsvp back, the envelope had been opened and the RSVP removed. i thought maybe the stickers got stuck in the machine and caused the envelope to rip. it was stamped “received with no contents” and all i got was a taped up empty envelope with a few stickers on the outside. good thing i knew it was her.
a color envelope sounds nice but don’t put any extra stuff than you have to, the envelope is just getting thrown away.