(Closed) invitations without inner envelopes

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t understand the whole inner envelope thing…seriously.

I’m writing + Guest on all of the main envelopes, and that’s the way I’ve always seen it.

Post # 5
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not doing inner envelopes either – such a waste. Instead, I made a modified non-belly band.

I cut out squares of cardstock – 2 different sizes. The smaller square I fed through my home printer (before cutting out of course, what a nightmare that could be) & wrote the guests names, such as John + Sue, or John + Guest. In the below picture, the bottom “H” is actually green matching cardstock with the guest names, not our monogram.

On the outer envelope, I just wrote the person inviting, Mr. John Smith. I’m not crazy about writing “& Guest” on the outside, a bit weird IMO.

Post # 6
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

wow..that looks excessive..  don’t you specify guests on the RSVP card?

my RSVP cards were postcard style.  save paper and postage too!

my invitation was sent out with one regular letter-size stamp!!

Post # 7
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never received an invite with my name on the RSVP, nor have I heard of anyone doing this, but there’s always time for a first! It’s something to consider.

@jwedbee – That picture is of my own invitations, which I designed myself, and spent hours upon hours creating, so please don’t criticize them. We don’t criticize here on the Bee, its an encouraging place to get ideas & share ideas. We leave snarkiness for the Knot. Thanks.

Post # 8
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jwedbee – Congrats by the way – 4 days to go!

Post # 9
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jwedbee – Congrats by the way – 4 days to go!

Post # 10
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944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

“Back in the day” inner envelopes were always the norm.  It was also during the time that postcards/wedding websites/email/phone RSVP were never done but instead the small RSVP card and envelope were included.  Remember how all invites used to have a small square of tissue paper in the invite too?  I do, I saw it all the time.  Something about preventing the ink from smearing during mailing or something.  Either way, the inner envelope isn’t as common anymore that I see 1) cost, 2) postage, 3) considered by most more of a super formal affair.

Post # 11
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was struggling with this too, but I think I found the solution that will work for me (maybe not for everyone though).  

 

We are having a seated dinner and need to know what everyone will be eating ahead of time.  Basically I will fill in the number by “seats have been reserved for you” and guests will need to write their names below if they are attending.  I am not planning on putting “and guest” anywhere – I’m hoping people can figure it out if I say that “2 seats have been reserved for you.”

 

The green text doesn’t look right on my computer and there is no black area in real life…

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not doing inner envelopes either- instead, we are putting “we have reserved __ seats in your honour” so hopefully those who are getting a guest will be able to figure that out! @mrs franks: I LOVE you invitations!! I am making mine myself too and it is so much work and mine are not nearly as fancy as yours!! Good job girl!

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