(Closed) Envelope liners…silly question

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Where does the liner go?
    Inside the outer envelope? : (14 votes)
    45 %
    Inside the inner envelope? : (14 votes)
    45 %
    Both? : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think the outer envelope is meant to be thrown away because it most likely got mangled in the mail.  I voted inner.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I did box invites and did DIY liners in our rsvp envelopes.  I just used Hallmark heavy duty gift wrapping paper!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mixed votes on this one? I was only planning on doing the outer envlope. Vote more on what will have the most impact, bees!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I didn’t vote because I am still undecided. I was also only planning to line the outer envelope because it is essentially the wrapper of the entire set.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    Edit.. double post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    Not a silly question! ๐Ÿ™‚ Personally, I think it would look more visually interesting on the outer… just because once they open the inner envelope, they will be seeing the invite (which will most likely have some color)… so then you’d have a pop of color on both the inner and outer!

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Technically, the liner is supposed to be on the inner envelope..but hey, you’re the bride remember! Either way is great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I ordered my invitations through a professional printer and the lined envelopes were the inner ones (I actually didn’t have the option of getting lined outter envelopes).  But that’s just my experience.  I’d do both or just inner.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I put them on the inner envelope.  I just used a plain white envelope on the outside, and that part gets munched in the mail.  I figured people were more likely to keep the inner envelope.

    Also, people who open mail with a letter opener or by ripping their finger across would never even see the liner on the outer envelope.  On the inner envelope, I just sealed it with a sticker, so you could open it without destroying the envelope.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree with gocubbies, I think it would be more visually interesting to have the liner go on the outer envelope… kind of like a first impression thing. If I do liners, I was planning on doing the outer one. I think it would be real nice to open an invitation and the first thing you see is a pretty liner… though I don’t think it would be weird to do both outer and inner if you’re thinking of that as an option… I just don’t want to spend the time doing both myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    For our Save the Dates, I used a bold patterned paper from Kate’s Paperie to line the envelopes.  They looked gorgeous and the response was great!

    Problem was that the purple ink rubbed off just the faintest bit onto my perfectly white letterpress cards.  It wasn’t disastrous but looked less clean than I would have liked.  Don’t learn the hard way like me!  Do a smudge test with your colored liners and paper before you line and stuff all those envelopes!!

    And I strongly recommend NOT using a glossy wrapping paper (like from Target) to line envelopes.  Go for nicer quality matte or pearl paper instead or it will look like a 5-year-old’s birthday invitation.  You can get a bunch of liners out of one roll, so it won’t break the bank to spend a few dollars more.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We lined the outer envelopes. I found a coffee table book with lovely photos of Alaska (we live here, but all of my family is in the lower 48). So, when our guests open up the envelope they’ll get a little glimpse of where we live. We did the outer envelopes for the same reason as pp; the pop of color! This has also been my favorite part of our invites!

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