(Closed) Are Envelope Liners Worth It?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Envelope Liners Yay or Nay?
    Yay! They look great. : (25 votes)
    41 %
    Nay! Waste of time and money. : (35 votes)
    57 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I open my mail the same way you do which is why I voted that they’re a waste of time & money. Sure, they look nice but I really don’t think they’re necessary. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Not worth it for me! Plus, I used dark purple metallic envelopes so there was already color everywhere 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    They were a must-have for me.  I just love the look and I think it really steps up the invitations.  I chose to do those in lieu of inner envelopes, but only because we didn’t have a limited number of guests (venue much larger than our party) and there weren’t too many confusions–most everyone got a plus one. 

    It will add a lot of cost to the invites, so I’d think about it carefully!  It’s definitely an uneccessary addition.

     

    ETA:  I just noticed you had “TIME and money” on the poll.  If I were DIYing my invites, HELL NO!  We had them made.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    No matter how pretty or expensive the envelopes are, they are going in the trash. So I say don’t worry about it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it is very unnecessary – I would notice them now, as a bride, but before I got engaged I would not have at all.  They are cute, but not worth the extra expense (in time or money) for me. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    No matter how pretty or expensive the envelopes are, they are going in the trash. So I say don’t worry about it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I liked mine.  I did them on the inner envelope and closed them with a sticker so people hopefully wouldn’t zip them open.  I did a cheater liner (just a square with a rounded corner punch at the top glued in) so they didn’t really take that much time or add too much cost.  Posted in my DIY if you want to take a peek.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i don’t think that i have received an invite WITH an envelope liner in about 5+ years. 

    many years ago, invites used to be very plain; either white or ivory.  the liner was almost mandatory and a way to introduce colour.  nowadays, invites are so colourful and creative, the liners are not necessary.

    Post # 12
    Member
    11346 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Although I think they’re very pretty, I did not, because I chose formal, engraved invitations.  The stationer informed me that, with formal, engraved invitations, the traditional manner in which to apply the return address to the back flap of the outer envelope was through blind embossing, without the use of an envelope liner. So, I opted not to include a liner with either my outer or my inner envelopes.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We DIYed the envelope liners and it was neither expensive nor time consuming.  We bought a little kit from paper-source and some paper, and it cost about $12 for the kit.  It literally took me an hour to cut and line 80 envelopes.  I did it one afternoon while on the phone with a friend.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think it’s worth it. I might notice them, but most likely not.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I made my own! I got a free liner sample from somewhere, which I used as a template. I then bought a ton of patterned paper from Michaels that was ridiculously cheap. I paid $6 total and I traced and cut out all 125 of them while watching a movie one weekend. Then I lined the envelopes while watching another movie last weekend. So $6 and 2 movies later, I’d say they are worth it! 

    Post # 16
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Although I think they look nice, IMO they are a totally unnecessary expense.

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