(Closed) Invitation panic… best way to reopen the envelopes?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve heard of putting them in the freezer.  Maybe try it with just one?

Post # 4
6580 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve always heard of “steaming” them open. Never done it.

Post # 5
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We recently had to steam open a Christmas card that had some missing info. It worked fine and we used double sided tape to reclose it. It did leave a very faint line where the paper got wet, but I think that’s because we steamed it for too long. So maybe try steaming for very short incriments and trying to gently open so that you only use as much steam as is absolutely necessary. But I’m not sure how colors will affect it. Do you have extras? If so, try it on one and see how it does. Or try the freezer on one and see how that goes. Good luck!

Post # 6
1720 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

how many invites do you have? I think steaming open 10 or so would be ok but if you have a hundred invites I think you might need to bite the bullet and just buy new envelopes

Post # 8
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@giddyspringbride:  i’m glad that it worked out for you.  i’ve steamed letters before.  it really does work.

did they close back up ok?

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