(Closed) Invitation Crazy Talk

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I would say to go with the coffee beans. Tea is more likely to look a little dirty and not pretty when it’s not in a teabag!

Post # 4
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Also messy…  my Future Sister-In-Law is the kind of person who looooooves to put confetti in the envelopes with the cards.  I hate it.  I always have to vacuum after opening something from her.  Anything like tea or potpourri that has a tendency to fragment when handled roughly may come out of the box in much smaller pieces than it went in, and likely come out attached to the invitation in ways that may not be good.

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I vote for coffee beans~ as pp said, not as messy.  It will be a simple way to complement your color scheme, and will be really affordable too.

Post # 6
45 posts

Just a thought….coffee beans might significantly boost your postage costs.

Post # 7
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Are you concerned about the coffee smell on the invite?

Post # 8
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

theres a bee who used jellybeans (sorry i cant remember who right now). but they might be heavier than coffee beans anyway.

Post # 10
2 posts

I think tea is pretty, but I guess I really love tea. Good tea almost looks like little buds, so it isn’t quite as messy.

I would pick something delicately scented, like Earl Grey. I think this one looks nice and probably smells great. http://www.englishteastore.com/1mt-bpgp.html 

Post # 12
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would go with tea over coffee…even the thought of getting a box of coffee beans in the mail makes me sick. I know I can’t be the only one who can’t stand the smell. I also vote for Earl Grey. I love the smell. 

Post # 13
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i would use jasmine or jasmine pearl tea. the smell is subtle yet fresh and fragrant.

you could also do a black peach tea. 


Post # 14
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

If you’re mailing in the summer and you’re in or sending to warm climates, just make sure you think about/experiment with any possible melting issues of coffee or candy!  Mail trucks and mail boxes that sit in the sun are pretty toasty

Post # 16
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve never used it in packages, but mood moss seems like it would work well (and it’s pretty light). You could do a test run by putting some in the trunk of a car for a few days…

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