(Closed) did you lick your envelopes to seal them?!

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Nope.  I’m a non-lick-ite.

Plus I saw what happened to George’s Fiance on Seinfeld!  Pooor Susan.  RIP. 

Post # 4
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I like the envelopes that have self adhesive…otherwise use a sponge… I hate licking envelopes!!

Post # 5
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

No way. If you don’t want to use a "device," get a bowl of water and dip your finger in it, then rub it on the adhesive. That’s crazy.

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is totally crazy. Sponge all the way! …or get a dog to lick them 🙂

Post # 7
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

lol bellenga, I thought the same thing! Poor George… his penny pinching ways robbed him of a lifetime of happiness. 🙁

Oh I couldn’t imagine… I’ll be using a sponge!

Post # 8
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I get a tiny dish or bowl of water and use a q-tip. The water when I was done with my invites looked almost like milk, I feel so different about licking any random envelope after that!! 

Post # 9
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

didnt Georges fiance in Seinfield die of wedding invitation envelope licking poisoning?


Post # 11
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

I just used stickers to seal it… I didn’t even bother with it. Otherwise, I probably would have licked… That said, I didn’t have 200 invites, probably only about 30 tops. I’ve always just licked the envelopes. Hubby usually gives me funny looks :p I do remember that Seinfeld episode though! Man, that show really covered everything!

Post # 12
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I so glad so many of you mentioned the Seinfeld reference. That was immediately what I thought of when I read the title!

Post # 14
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I used stickers I found at Party City to help seal the back of the envelopes.  They were little hearts that came out to be pretty cheap when comparing the same ones to the ones they had at Michael’s for almost triple the price.  If you’re looking for a seal, they have TONS to choose from at Michaels.  Melt the wax and stamp it with your own monogrammed stamp.  Just look for it in the wedding section.  Unfortunately, we didn’t find them until after we finished sending out the invites.  Good luck and let us know what you decide!

Post # 15
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, no way.  I used a sponge.

LOL, Belle.  And to quote Seinfeld again. The inviations are definitely spongeworthy.

Post # 16
405 posts
Helper bee

I use cheap $1 store glue sticks for EVERY envelope I have to seal. I always end up with paper cuts on my tongue if I lick them. I bet if you’re careful you can use a sponge without smearing anything. I’d just let them dry really good before stacking them up.

Let us know how it works out for you & good luck! 😉

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