(Closed) seal n send invites

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee

I think they are a great idea!! And one of the girls I work with got one in the mail for a friends wedding and thought it was the greatest thing ever because she could keep it all RIGHT there!! I agree!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love them too but when I asked about them, I was told to be careful as the machines at the post office may not like thme as much as we do and if they opened somehow, the contents may fall out.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I am not sure I know what a ‘seal-and-send’ invitation is.  Any examples you can share?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Mrs. Corn – I’m pretty sure those are the ones that are one long piece, with a detachable RSVP card – and you just fold them up, address the outside, seal with a sticker, and pop them in the mail.  No envelope.  That type is all one piece. 

There are also some with multiple parts, where the envelopment serves as the envelope – I haven’t seen those called seal-and-sends, and I’m with litsecretary in wondering if they would make it through the machines without being damaged and maybe torn open, particularly if you’re using a petal-fold type.

Jeninvra – I would think that whether they are appropriate would depend on the kind of wedding you are having.  It’s an ecologically correct but kind of informal looking invitation.  If you’re expecting your guests to wear black tie, maybe go with a more formal style in 100% cotton or paper made of recycled materials.  If you’re having a pretty informal celebration, why not use them?  I actually ordered a couple of samples of seal-and-sends, but both my Fiance and my mom hated them with a passion, and then I was lured to the dark side by the fabulous sparkly pocketfolds.  I think if you like the seal-and-sends, and your family is a little more open-minded than mine, you should go for it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Actually I guess I should clarify – mom and FI hated the first kind.  The second kind they thought were okay, but also thought we would need to order envelopes for them.  Kind of defeats the purpose, I think, but solves the potential problem of them coming open in the mail.  Although the samples I ordered of the second kind the pocketfold was pretty stout; I’m not sure it would come apart in the mail.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I felt the same way about it looking too casual or cheap.  I was ready to purchase it on Naturally Ever After for my wedding but I preciously bought some DIY invites from Target that ended up turning out pretty cute!  But the seal n send is great b/c you save on paper and envelopes. It will definitely save on time and less stress for you.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

oooo…thanks for the clarification. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I actually bought those purple ones posted above and yes we have had MAJOR problems with them getting opened. We think it was because of the sorting machines at the post office. They really are beautiful but they really need more than just a little round sticker at the point to seal them really good. I’ve only heard of one person so far who have lost something that was inside but thankfully they weren’t coming anyway (daughter is getting married same day). I’m really worried about the ones that are being mailed farther away though.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My cousin sent these for his wedding. I didn’t care for it, but I can see how it was a good way for them to save money, so in that respect I think they’re a good option.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a friend who used send n seal, but actually put them in envelopes so the enclosures would make it to the guest!  I’ve looked at them and am still undecided! 

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