(Closed) Invitation Envelopes

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think colored ink to match one of your invitation inks will look nicer than black. I don’t think it will freak the USPS out. I printed mine with brown ink on a chartreuse colored envelopes.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did my envelopes in the same ink as my invitations — a turquoise color.  I think it adds a nice touch and makes them more personal.  The cranberry would look great on the cream envelope.  Or, if you want a more subtle look, go for the chocolate on the envelopes.

Colored ink does not freak the USPS out, and you are right, the cost isn’t that much for that added "special touch".  I love the way mine turned out!

Post # 5
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

As a guest, the outside envelope has never played a role in my opinion of the invitation (it’s the invitation design inside and paper quality that forms my opinion).  So majority of me says, save your $35 because it doesn’t matter in the long run.

As a [former] bride, I can totally see how colored ink would make my invitations that much more special.  If it makes you happy and your budget isn’t already strained, go for it. 

Post # 6
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you do decide to do the color I wouldn’t pick brown. Most people won’t even notice that it isn’t black so it might be a waste of money.

Post # 7
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

How cool that you can have them print your guests’ addresses for you.  Now you don’t have to worry about the calligrapher vs. labels debate.

I think a colored ink would look lovely, and will make it look like you made more of an effort.  But at the same time, if you want to save some money (even $35 matters during planning), black ink is fine too.

I only started taking note of the way an envelope is addressed after planning my own wedding, and always appreciate the extra effort people make (mainly to make sure the bride knows SOMEONE noticed).  But after the fact, I couldn’t really tell you now what so-and-so’s invite looked like when I got it.

It all depends on whether you want to make that in-the-moment impact or not.  Whatever you decide, I’m sure it’ll look great!

Post # 8
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378 posts
Helper bee

If it’s going to make it more special to you, then I say go for it. I was extremely happy when I figured out how to print in blue on my envelopes, so I know how it feels! 🙂

Post # 9
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Does anyone know how to print on A7 envelopes from home???

Post # 10
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378 posts
Helper bee

I just did it the other day. Honestly, i just played around with word. I made a landscape document and put the text where I thought it would end up on an envelope. I also bought some blank envelopes (not the good wedding ones) and tried it out and it only took me like 2 tries. I tried doing the envelope template in word and it just wasn’t working, so I went with just a normal word document and it turned out great.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Ok, thanks!

 I guess I could try that.  

Post # 12
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Is the USPS OK with return address on the backs? 

I’m having my address done in caligraphy (gift of a friend) but will be doin the return labels.  I like the idea of putting the return address on the back!!!

 

Post # 14
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111 posts
Blushing bee

i had cream linen envelopes and i had color in both the addressess and return address.

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