What's Easier? Tying a Ribbon or Wrapping a Belly Band Around an Invite?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee

@lina010:  I’d go with the belly band because in  my opinion it’ll change less /is less sensitive to being stuffed inside the envelope, by being handled by the post etc. (compared to the ribbon)

Post # 4
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

we’re doing ribbon, but it’s pretty short and wide, so hopefully it won’t get damaged in the mailing process!  here are our invites (don’t mind the random shreds of paper, ther was a sticker)


Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d go with a belly band because it’s easier and less likely to cause problems in the mail system. Anything that is lumpy can be problematic in the sorting machines, which are unavoidable.

Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just recently finished tying twine on my stds and it was a bit of a pain, so I would imagine belly bands are easier.. which is what I’ll do for my invites.

Also, I do believe that adding a ribbon adds extra postage, since it adds more bulk.

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had a belly bands with flat bows attached!

Best of both worlds!

Post # 8
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d say the belly band would be easier and less likely to cause problems during mailing. I actually just bought paper that matched our invites and cut out my own belly bands, lol. A regular piece of paper cut lengthwise fit our pocketfold just fine.

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