(Closed) Pocketfold question

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d be afraid some of the inserts would fall out in the mail, personally.  You can’t real seal all the way around the pocketfold…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve actually opted to have nice pocketfolds and very economical (aka cheap) envelopes.  People just tear open and throw away the envelopes anyway, why spend tons of money on it???  I’m getting a stamp made with our return address on Etsy (like $30 but I can use it for save the dates, invites, and thank yous) and then printing my own address labels.  Though I will probably spend the extra few dollars to get clear address labels rather then the white ones.

But yeah, I’m just getting basic, cream colored envelopes and putting most of my time/resources towards the pocketfold/inserts.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think at a minimum you’d have to put a seal over the top and bottom to keep inserts in place, and that might kind of ruin the look, no? envelopes are relatively cheap… you can get them for less than $10 per 50 at paperandmore.com if you go with plain ones. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve received a pocketfold that wasn’t in an envelope. It all depends on how the pocket is oriented. The one I got without the envelope, the pocket was oriented inward, toward the fold so that the inserts couldn’t fall out the side. Let me know if that doesn’t make sense and I can try to find a picture.

Though if it’s postage you’re worried about, I’m not sure an envelope will make much of a difference.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Okay this might be comical, but here’s my sad attempt to use power point to show what I mean.

This first picture shows a pocketfold that would need an envelope:

 

This second picture is like the one I got without an envelope and would probably be okay:

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We put ours in envelopes.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bmore… you are so cute : )

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bmore… you are so cute : )

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did not use inner envelopes, that saved on both paper and postage.  Our pocketfolds with 3 inserts were 88 cents each, plus the stamp on the RSVP card.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can send them out alone, but you have to use a very sticky seal to make sure it stays closed, and use clear circle stickers on each of the “open” edges to keep them sealed, as well.  Still, there’s a lot of edges to get jammed up in the postal machines.  With the amount of money you’ve already invested in making nice invites, it’d be a shame to have them arrive damaged, and dirty, when you can get super inexpensive envelopes.  I’m totally not taking away from those who’ve sent them without envelopes.  I totally understand wanting to save money on env. & postage.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@simplifiedbride:

exactly what i was thinking.

@bmore:

ditto the envelope wont add to much weight to add to the cost.

to save the cost difference, you can hand deliver invites to like you moms, bridal party, close neighbors, co-workers etc. the few cents, if that that you add for the envelope would be saved by hand delivering just a few.

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