Post # 1
I was looking at possibly doing pocketfold invites initially, but in reading posts I was seeing that they tended to get pretty battered in shipment, so maybe that is not the best idea.
I came across these pocketfolds, and thought perhaps they might be sturdier:
Does anyone have any experience with these types of invites? in terms of sealing I was going to add brads (in case you don’t know what brads are: http://www.makingmemories.com/Products/categories/Hard-Embellishments/brads) or grommets with a string to add an extra layer of security.
Would you think this is not a good way to mail my invitations? Would you think that I would need to still put this in an envelope? If so, does anyone know of less expensive envelopment pocketfolds (preferably the rounded ones)? If I am still stuffing it in an envelop I wouldn’t need to have invites that are as sturdy.
Still may not be able to do it since they are pretty expensive, but open for suggestions!!
PS…I won’t have any inserts or response cards to fit in.
Post # 3
I used Envelopements for my pocketfold invites and they went through the mail perfectly. They were also technically oversized (7×7) but we had them hand canceled and they got everywhere in one piece (my biggest fear!). Just keep in mind if you get an “oversize” design or depending on how heavy it is (in terms of USPS standards) you will pay more in postage. Ours were over $1 each to mail, I think it was $1.33 or something like that.
I would definitely still put them in an envelope no matter which brand you choose!
Post # 4
So I think I made up a template for the petal pocketfolds (I figured out that was what they were really called–or ponchettes). Still need to try it out, but based on the pictures that I saw it looks the same. Cutting the rounded corners smoothly is going to be a real challenge–but at least this way should make it affordable & I’ll be able to afford them & the envelopes.
I was wondering what the best type of paper would be for creating these myself? Also, if I am buying paper online, what company do people recommend? I know a lot of you are pros on the paper front!
Post # 5
I think an envelopment, petal fold or gatefold would work best for you since you don’t have any inserts.
Post # 6
Check out the pocket fold style invitations on magnetstreetweddings.com
A great site and excellent quality. They typically have coupons that are great with the already low cost!