(Closed) How did you seal your envelopes..

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you seal your invitation envelopes
    glue : (2 votes)
    6 %
    glue dots : (1 votes)
    3 %
    liquid sealer from usps : (6 votes)
    18 %
    I licked all the envelopes : (24 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m going to use some of those little envelope sealer sticker thingys! Some cute ones about. I’m useless at opening an evelope and end up tearing the things apart, don’t want this done to my invite envelopes!

    Some examples in case I haven’t explained myself very well!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48531464/handmade-stickers-or-envelope-seals?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=envelope+seals+stickers&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

     

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/33478233/stickers-or-envelope-seals-shabby-chic?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=envelope+seals+stickers&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

    Post # 4
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    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My invitation kits came with little seals like posted in previous comment. When I took one to the post office to get it weighed they said that I needed to tape the envelope shut because the seal was not enough. The envelopes did not have a seal built into it to just lick and seal so I bought the clearest possible tape I could and I hated it! But at the point the other seals were already on I couldn’t lift them up without ripping to put double sided tape.

     

    Post # 5
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wet a paper towel and just used that.  It wet the glue without me having to lick 354357354 envelopes. 

    (Plus- a part of me always gets freaked at licking envelopes ever since that one Seinfeld episode…)

    Post # 6
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I used my TONGUE! (lol)

    We’re only have 50 guests, so I had maybe 30 to lick. Even if I had a bunch, I probably still would have licked them because it didn’t occur to me to do anything else.

    Licking envelopes skeeves me out but I did it anyway. The sacrifices we make…

    ETA: For those who have trouble opening envelopes (like me), get a letter opener. I use mine everyday and I love it.

    Post # 7
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I never even considered that there was another option than licking them…

    Post # 8
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I ALWAYS use a sponge because I hate the taste of envelopes. Just wet a small sponge and ta da!

    Post # 8
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t vote since I cut up a brand new sponge and wet it and squeezed out excess water and it worked great. Ended up like small triangles.

    Post # 9
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If you don’t want to use glue/sealer, but don’t want to lick all the envelopes, you can use a little bowl of water & your finger to wet the adhesive on the flaps, or they sell little bottles with sponges on the end that you fill with water for this specific purpose (I think they have them at most office supply stores).

    Post # 11
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    FI licked them all. LOL

    Post # 12
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    A sponge with water.

    Post # 13
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I used a wet paper tower. I hate licking envelopes, they taste super gross to me. Not only that I feel weird about sending people a bit of my DNA. I know, I’m weird. lol

    Post # 15
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always use a glue runner thing – my tongue seriously breaks out when I lick envelopes 🙂

    The first time my groom ever saw me use one he was dumbfounded!

    You don’t need to run the whole length of the envelope, I usually do  the ends and a little spot in the middle.

    Good luck!

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