Post # 1
My invitations and rsvps came the other day, and I’m happily addressing and assembling them – only to notice that since they didn’t come with tissue, the invitations show through the envelopes on one side, and the rsvp cards I’ve inserted show through the other side. It looks shabby!
1) Buy 4×6 tissue pieces, or buy the right kind of tissue paper and cut the pieces myself. But where can I get the paper??? I don’t begin to know. And can I get it in the next week while I finish up the invites and get them ready to mail?
2) Create potentially confusing situation for rsvps: The rsvp cards came with envelopes, but we’ve planned all along to just use the cards like postcards, and already have them addressed and ready to go with postcard stamps. If I put the rsvps in their envelopes before putting them in the larger envelope, they mask the invitation nicely. BUT, will the envelope for the rsvp card confuse people and make them think they’re supposed to mail it like that? Or, will the presence of the postcard stamp and our address prewritten on the card itself be enough of a clue?
Post # 3
I do think it’d confuse people to include an envelope they aren’t supposed to use. RSVPs are a big enough PITA that having people more confused isn’t going to help much I’m afraid.
I guess I’d go get the tissue in your situation, honestly.
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Post # 5
Tissue is probably the way to go. You can wrap the whole set in tissue and secure with a ribbon or band. Using a paper cutter will slice multiple sheets of tissue paper at a time. Below is a photo of an invitation suite I made where I used multiple types of tissue to wrap/cover the invite/infocard/rsvp postcard set. Not sure how formal you need it to be, but you can dress it up or dress it down easily.
Post # 6
My invitations are semi-formal, an elegant design but simply packaged.. Depending on the tissue I find, I could make this work.
I’m also considering envelop liners. Anyone know any tricks to that I should know about?
Post # 7
Envelope liners are super simple! Take a spare envelope and open it all the way up (carefully). Cut off the side flaps/triangles. Trim off about 1/2-3/4 of an inch around all the sides. Now you have your template for the liner. Use whatever paper you please (a lighter weight works best) and use the template to cut out your liner. Fold at the appropriate places (your template will be your guide) and insert into the envelopes. Secure at 3-5 points on the top flap with double sided adhesive squares. Ta da!
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