- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I am not creative at all, so I thought I would make a post for those who are like me and completely clueless about invitations. Most important was staying under budget. I found my invitations at Hobby Lobby during one of their half off sales. A pack of 50 was $13, so that rocked. I knew I wanted to add a ribbon since they were pretty plain and I wanted guests to know my wedding colors. I read about the extra postage ribbons caused and I just couldn’t afford any more postage. Then I stumbled across this tutorial:
She teaches you how to make a flat bow so you don’t have to pay any additional postage. So I bought one of these:
Which was like $5 at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I found that the best ribbon to use was this kind:
This was $1 at the Dollar Tree. It’s 5/8 of an inch thick which I found to be the best width to work with. Satin was also the most pliable-I originally used grosgrain ribbon and it was more expensive and more difficult to thread through the holes.
The final product:
Other stuff I learned:
Printing the invites took way longer than I thought. Start early.
I had the invites weighed at the post office today and apparently the flat ribbon really doesn’t cost you any extra.
My invites were square, which I knew cost more, but I didn’t know they cost double that of a regular shaped invite. Mine cost 90 cents each to mail simply because they were square.
Invest in an address stamp from Etsy. It saved me from writing my address 200 times (and put the stamp on the paper and press down gently…don’t do it hard or fast. It took me like 3 days to figure that out).
Hopefully this helps someone out there who was just as clueless as me when I first started this process.