(Closed) How to spice up plain invites?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could find some coordinating ribbon and make or buy hang tags. Then just write the invited guests’ names on the tag and tie around the invite in a bow. Another option would be a paper belly band with the invited guests’ names on the front.

I would write it out the same as you would on a regular inner envelope.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hey! I could have written this post before my wedding!

I also bought a set of 100 plain ivory cardstock with envelopes for even cheaper – $12 (had a 50% of Micheal’s Coupon). What I did to spice them up was use a stamp with colored ink (I used a leaf design and green ink), and punched a hole in the top to tie a ribbon through. Everyone complimented me on my invitations and asked me where I had gotten them done! I am not crafty in the least, so that felt nice 🙂 I also didn’t have RSVP cards – we just did email/phone. With postage, our invitations cost around $50.

For family members, I simply address the envelope to the husband, wife and family, if they had kids I wanted to include. For example:

Mr and Mrs John Smith and Family

You know what? For the envelopes for single people who I wanted to give the option of bringing a guest, I just addressed the envelope to them, and personally told them they were welcome to bring a guest. If this isn’t an option for you, I am sure including “guest” on the envelope is fine, and very clear.

Good luck! I’ll try and find a picture of my invites so you can see how they went from plain to fun 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the idea of a colorful belly band in one of your wedding colors.  Then you can hand write, or print on the band who is invited.  It will bring in color and address your invite issue.

Ribbons can cause bulkiness inside the envelope, if that’s an issue for you.  You could also address the envelopes with the coordinating color to the belly bands!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could also add a wrap around label to the envelopes, just another dash of color!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh there are about 10,000,000 ways and ideas.  Just google “invitation belly band” and a TON will come up.  Plain, patterened, added a logo, etc.  It’s perfect for you!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here are just a couple.

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