Post # 1
I’m looking for a cost-effective and relatively eco-friendly way to combine my invitations with the RSVP and reception cards.
I was originally going to go with pocketfolds, but I feel bad about using that much extra material (I’m an environmental science nerd) and I’m not a fan of how much it would cost to buy or send them, so I’m looking for alternative options.
What did you use to combine everything? Did you DIY, buy, or a mixture of both? If you bought… where from? Pics are always much appreciated!
If it means anything, my invites are square!
Thanks for contributing to my cheat sheet 🙂
Post # 3
paperandmore was a great resource for me and I DIYed everything.
P.S. Square invites cost more to send!
Post # 4
@PinkMagnolia: Haha, I know, that’s why I’m trying to cut corners elsewhere.
What exactly did you do to keep all the invite pieces together? Vellum, twine…??
Post # 5
I… put them in the same envelope?
Post # 6
Do you alerady have the squar cards and are jsut trying to find out how to send them or is square what you want to do but have not yet bought them?
recetly another bee had a wonderful eco friendly save the date video which also saved alot in money
My DIY super easy save the date video – take 2
I have not done this (mostly because I haven’t done anything yet) but I found this photo on google for adding a pocket inside the invite that holds the rsvp
Post # 7
I used twine. Everyone loved it and it was easy to carry through to other parts of my wedding (used it to hang photos from, to tie programs with, to wrap around my bouquet, etc.) : )
Post # 8
I’m going to use baker’s twine… cost effective, bio-degradable, and it fits the feel of our rustic wedding. PrettyTape on Etsy has a pretty wide selection of colors.
Post # 9
Belly band? The last invite I received was tied together with a thin ribbon I believe (it was a square invite).
Post # 10
Ours were sqare pocketfolds and I used sheer silver ribbon to tie them together…in a knot.
Post # 11
I used inner envelopes so I didn’t feel the need to do anything else. Had they not been free with my invites, I would have done a simple belly band so I still had somewhere to write specific names out.
Post # 12
My invite was a gate fold so i just put the reception info card in it and that was it. lol. Pretty much same as beluga
Post # 13
oh lol. Yeah I’m using belly bands.
Post # 14
@Beluga: Haha. I appreciate the sarcasm. It brought a lot to the thread.
@mzjules: I didn’t know baker’s twine was biodegradable! That sounds awesome, thanks!!
@Raine Monkey: That’s a cute idea! I already have my invites down though, they are flat square cards with separate RSVP cards and RSVP envelopes. I was looking for something that would keep everything together in one nice “package” rather than have the cards fall out or be left behind in the envelope. I don’t think many would care (FH thinks I’m nuts), but oh well 🙂
Post # 15
I went with the laziest belly bands ever. The invitations were tall and thin (fit in a #10 standard envelope), 3 1/2″ wide. When printed on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper I could fit three to a sheet, with a 1/2″ left over, which I wrapped around the invites and secured with a glue dot.
Seriously, the more crafty people will probably laugh, but I’m happy with how functional they are and how they used up those wasted scraps of paper. I briefly contemplated decorating them with a stamp or a monogram or something, but in the end I decided not to. It saved me time and sanity.