(Closed) Am I the only one not doing envelope liners?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
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  • Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i skipped them because basically adding them would make me gover over .61 cents of postage so i would have to buy additional stamps – um NO THANKS lol

     

    so no liners but my envelopes are colored (shiny sparly gold lol)

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    To be completely honest, envelope liners are really really pretty  and I think they look great overall. But from the start I never had a desire to do them? I prefer a much more simple, streamline look myself.

    Again, I love how they look and will certianly ooh and ahh if I ever got one in the mail. And definitely appreciate all the work it took to do them by hand. But it’s personally not our style.

    So no envelope liner for this couple.

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wow, an overwhelming majority of people are doing them. While I think the blogging bees on the main page are great, awesome, creative, etc. (I mean, that’s how they got there, right?) I think they tend to start and use trends that a lot of people in RL don’t do (See thread: What online trend have you never seen in real life?). Envelope liners look really great but I just don’t give a damn and it looks like most people don’t either!

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I thought lining envelopes was one of the easier DIYs I’ve done.  It took me longer to pick a paper (mmm paper) than it took to make the liners.  I lined our STDs, RSVPs, and Thank You envelopes too.  I’ve actually gotten a few comments on our liners, but that’s because they’re punch-you-in-the-face bright.  I would notice the absence of one, but I like none better than boring ones.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    guess what? not to take away from people’s crafty DIY skills…but those envelope’s, the one’s with the nifty liners that people spend time and money crafting? get thrown away once they open up the invitation.  So all that hard work gets trashed within seconds of the recipient opening it.  Most people don’t even recognize the liners and if they do, they aren’t going to care.  Yes it looks pretty, but I would say if you want them, buy them like that.

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It was only an extra $12 to buy our envelopes lined, so I just went for it.  The liners gave the invitations a nice pop of color.  I wouldn’t have spent the time to DIY it though.

    Post # 38
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    wtf are envelope liners?!?!?!

    haha. I don’t think they’re necessary =]. Save yourself the time and money

    The ONLY people who’d notice much are if you have any engaged/newly married brides on your invite list. But really, I use a letter opener, toss the envelope in the trash, and get to the good stuff and stick the invite on my fridge!

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Lined envelopes would have cost us more money that we don’t have! I didn’t think anyone would care about envelope liners so they were sent without them. To me it was no big deal and I was just happy to have sent the invites out on time!

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we did not have liners.  Granted I love them and wish in a perfect world we could have – I don’t regret not doing them.  Everyone just throws the envelope out once they pull out the invite anyway!  Don’t worry about this- I’m sure you have plenty of other things to spend your time and effort on!

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I HAD to because you could see thru our envelopes too much for my liking. Plus we didn’t do inner envelopes.

    They really only cost me 3.99 for a roll of wrapping paper and I did them as I was stuffing the envelopes to send so it didn’t take me a lot of extra time. I just precut a bunch of them which was easy to do with a ruler and exacto knife (I could do like 15 at a time).

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t find a color/print I liked and also didn’t want to destract from my pretty invites!

    Post # 43
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It’s totally personal isn’t it? I mean, our invites were visible just barely through the envelope but we never got a comment about that. Nobody cared, they were just too excited to get the invite!

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I drank the Kool-Aid and lined our envelopes. But we got a really good deal and bought the liners pre-cut – I think cutting them out individually would have sent me over the edge. And it will rock my world if even one person notices them.

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    They are really pretty, but we are not doing them.  I always rip open mail, or in the case of wedding invites, use a letter opener so I never really get the full effect anyways.  We are using color envelopes so hopefully that is enough.

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