Post # 1
Okay, so I started to assemble my invites tonight… problem is that the pink cardstock I chose for the backer layer is a plain-i.e. no sparkle cardstock, as my local stores lack the proper supply. So I’m in a pickle. I finally figured out how to get the spray glitter to actually stay on the paper (I have to use a sealant- i.e. two steps now instead of one). I’ve also got some of this paper http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/102182.html?cm_id=3140.120 which is really neat in texture but so not sparkly… just rusticy/looks homemade.
I found the right color cardstock (I think!) from paperandmore.com Has anyone ordered the cardstock from paperandmore.com?
I could get the stardream backer paper with stardream envelopes, but then I have to wait on this project for shipping.
If anyone need to know- the wedding is laid back, beachy meets country- pink seersucker for flower girls, mens ties and white eyelet for my gown (think savannah, ga, hilton head, sc, etc.). Our "theme" is sanddollars.
Also, are wedding invitations supposed to have the euro flap or the straight flap envelopes???? I have NO idea! I like euro, but my sister says that straight flap are more formal.
Post # 3
I’m using straight flap – but that’s more of a function of what’s available (I’m doing 4X9 and there is limited options in envelopes)
I think it matters more what the texture is like more than the shape of the envelope. As long as its similar in quality to the invitation – you’ll be OK. I also don’t think it has to "sparkle" as long as it "pops", I’m not going on with any sparkle – just an ornate stamp at the top and bottom of the invitation.
If you have a "laidback" wedding – sparkles aren’t necessarily but maybe a sand dollar stamp or printing?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
I actually think Euro flaps are more formal looking. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s about what you like, and what you can get your hands on without stressing yourself out!
In terms of the paper, you might be better off just waiting a few days for the Stardream Paper to come in, since it sounds like spray glitter method is a lot of work. Here are some other places where you can get Stardream:
Post # 5
All the places above are really good and fast with their service, (I’ve ordered from all of them before). If you order early in the week you’ll get it by the end of the week.
In terms of envelope flaps, as a designer, I’m definitely more towards the baronial (pointed flap) style. But to be honest, i’s a personal preference.
Post # 6
I ordered from paperandmore – a whole box of samples. I am really happy with their products and their service (they upgraded me to 2-day delivery for free). I am actually ordering my invitations from another website, but my Fiance wants some details (a matching outer envelope, vellum inserts) that seemed overly expensive to me from the other website. It is great that paperandmore will let you order single sheet samples to see if the color and weight is what you want – it is really hard to tell over the internet.
Post # 7
Maybe instead of getting the Stardream (which I think would be very pretty!) you can also consider textured cardstock.
Post # 8
Okay… I’m over the mini-meltdown. Thanks for all of your ideas ya’ll- you guys are so awesome and totally are understanding when it comes to something that seems as silly as what kind of paper/shade of pink!
I decided to say "screw it!" about the needing something shiny on the invitations and BOOOOOOOO to all that missing something! I ordered my envelopes today, with the euro fold b/c my invites have the pointed flap on the pocketfolder (duh I should have really thought about that before I had that silly meltdown!). I’m going to play with them today with FMIL and just see what works for the outsides and then put it to pasture. They have to get in the mail this week- not next week as I though- because I have three exams and a presentation in school next week (yay- boo).
I’m going to print the envelopes on the printer using some fancy cute font (maybe match the one on my invites) and use the 3×3 sanddollar stamp on the outside of that on the front, our address on back.
So all is well in the world and no more meltdowns from me (today).