Post # 1
I have just started thinking about invitations. We’re having an evening wedding (church ceremony, country club reception), I am going for classic & elegant but not stuffy. While I love pockets, we all already over budget and the invitations are not as important to me.
I am thinking I’d need an A7 envelope and an A7 card for the invitation itself, then smaller cards for the inserts. I looked at papersource and it seemed reasonable except for the envelopes ($4.50 for 10? Crazy!).
So here are my questions:
1. Any advice on a less expensive envelope to get to go with the papersource cardstock (I like leaf http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/A7-note-cards/2505.040/204.html)?
2. Can we just stack up the invitation and the various inserts, pop them in the envelope, and call it a day…without the pockets and all that jazz? If not, is there some inexpensive, relatively easy way to contain everything that I’m not thinking about?
Post # 3
1) There are totally cheaper envelopes out there. The good think about Papersource is that you can see the envelopes in real life, versus just a color online. Seriously, it’s not always the same. We got some envelopes we liked online, recieved them and we did not like the color. So we returned them and got them at Papersource….
2) We are using Baker’s Twine to wrap up the invites, et al. You can also use a belly band, or just put them all in there. It’s really for visual appeal, so I think that pocket folders as not necessary (I’ve actually never ever recieved these before).
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Post # 5
I didn’t want to buy a pocket set, so I ended up making our invitations and attaching everything with ribbon.
Post # 6
Thanks for the suggestions. I think it would be OK to order cardstock from papersource (in the leaf green I like) and ivory envelopes from envelope another envelope place.
Genevieve, I have been thinking about getting an invitation kit but I haven’t found anything I really liked–they all seemed too fussy to me. I will check out some more sets.
Eva, your invites are beautiful–how hard was it to glue everything down? I am not that crafty and I’m worried I’d be getting over my head!
Bakers twine might be a good option, but is that too informal?