Post # 1
I was so excited about my mock invite I showed it to one of the other moms yesterday at pre-school.
It has a wrap around it which is supposed to be slid off in order to fully open the pocket fold, something I thought was rather self explanitory. However this mom just slid it down to the bottom of the envelop so she could lift up the flap and kinda peek in, then she tired yanking the invite out of the tiny opening she made by doing this.
I explained to her that the band needed to come totally off (actually I did that 4 times but I don’t think she heard me…lol)
She finally got it, but now I’m worried that others may not be able to figure it out and rip the invite apart trying to get it open.
I don’t want to put instructions on the wrap…..lol – how silly would that look?
I don’ know if I should ask other people to try to open it, I feel like they might think I’m just trying to brag/show off my wedding invite…(like other school moms or moms at my kiddo’s dance class)
What do you all think???
Here’s my cloded invite for anyone who may not know hat I’m talking about with the wrap part:
Post # 3
Uhm, I think that it’s rather self-explanatory. She probably just didn’t want to mess it and get her hands all over it. I bet if she were opening it after receiving it in the mail, she would have been fine. But
I think it’s up to you about whether you have other people try to open it. I don’t know how close you are to them, or whether you’re inviting them.
If you do show it to other people, maybe right when you hand it to them say something like, "you have to slide the band completely off to see it". They might appreciate you sparing them looking like idiots. :p
Post # 4
The funny part is – I did tell her, when I handed it to her. LOL. I even said "If it pops off, no biggie – it’s just a piece of tape to reassemble." then told her I didn’t use the proper adhesives for it as it was just a sample.
LOL – maybe she’s just deaf.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I’m not positive, but aren’t "wraps" fairly new on invitations? If a lot of your guests are used to the present wedding trends, I think it wouldn’t be a problem because they’d be used to them and know that they jsut slide off. But if they aren’t…it could be a little problem. My friends had wraps on their programs, but I saw that many people couldn’t figure it out! They either ripped the paper or untied the bow, depending on what was used! :o)
Your programs are beautiful, though.
Post # 6
i wouldn’t worry about it since they have them already. we actually had the same concern before we sent them – at them time i was like, am i the only one with this problem? apparently not!
we ended up tying a ribbon "band" around it and knotting it. i think most people either slid it off, or untied the knot and retied it to keep it neat (ahem primarily future mother-in-laws that keep EVERYTHING). sadly, most people will probably just throw the band away, as pretty as it is. but i’m sure they will all admire it once they get it.
Post # 7
I am doing the ribbon band too. I think people get the jist of it. Also, they wont be as nervous when opening because it wont be in front of you with your only copy!
Post # 8
I got an invite just like that for a wedding I went to in October. I immediately took the ribbon off, and still was able to slide it back on so I didn’t lose anything. I don’t think people will have any trouble opening it. Maybe she just didn’t want to pull it all off right in front of you because she thought you would be offended or something? Oh – like what loc813 just said!