Post # 1
I’m a little stressed. I just saw one of my invitees open her wedding invitation and the envelope ripped because I had sealed it too well. I hope everyone elses does not rip! I did not lick the envelope but rather passed a wet napkin all along the sticky section.
Better advice: only wet parts of the glue so that your invitees can stick their finger in and open the envelope without fighting with it.
Hope you all can learn from my mistake!
Post # 3
I am thankful for the psa and I understand you are being helpful.
You are too cute. And I’m saying this with a sly smile: darling, worrying about how your guests open the envelope is a tad obsessive, don’t you think? These things are going to end up on the floor of their cars, in the trash, as emergency coasters and stained by coffee rings, and/or shredded and dumped into their guinea pigs’ cage so the animals can pee on them.
Post # 4
LOL JennyW1 what a sobering thought!! Its amazing to think that we spend SOO much time on all the little details, and sometime a reality check is a very good idea! It’s a hilarous visual image though – a guinea pig peeing on our beautiful envelopes. That being said, I’m totally going to take the advise and moisten only parts of the envelope, because I am, I admit it, a bit compulsive!!!
Post # 5
@julita: Ummm… isn’t the point to rip the envelope open, anyway? It’s already done its job in getting the invitation delivered!
Post # 7
In all honesty, the envelope is going in the trash. The invitation will get stuck on the fridge until the wedding, than that too will go in the trash. I don’t see why it matters if the envelope tears.
Post # 8
Confession- I used a thick invitation I got in the mail to steady our kitchen cart… don’t tell the bride.
Post # 9
@lefeymw: Well, I don’t know that it’s as bad as a friend who spent thousands on a really thick engraved invitation only to find out that her friend was using it as a dust pan (it’s much flater than her regular dustpan, and thick too). I actually laughed my butt off when I found out. So did the bride too. She has a good sense of humor 🙂
Post # 10
I use a letter opener most of the time, so its a clean cut for me! But that is great advice, I would have never had thought of that.
Post # 11
Lol – I glued mine shut, people probably needed a jackhammer to open those suckers.
Post # 12
@bRooklynRocks: So the invitation served as a favor that was actually useful after the wedding!! That might just be worth “thousands” of dollars! LMAO
Post # 13
I have a PO Box so all my envelopes get mauled, bent and torn. The Post Office just shoves it in there with all the other crap & magazines i get. If I don’t get my mail for a few days…YIKES!
It’s an envelope it goes in the shredder anyways. I only keep the important stuff.
Post # 14
I don’t think we had that problem. We sealed ours with wax. Lol, but that is really funny. As long as they send the RSVP card though, I wouldn’t stress. 🙂
Post # 15
I did DIY envelope liners. so I refused to actually seal mine, because I didn’t want letter openers ripping them. I just did a sticker so you could lift it off and still fully appreciate the liner 🙂
Post # 16
I honestly never paid much attention or care to invitations until I got engaged. Before I kept them stuck to the frig until the wedding (to remember the details) then it was pitched. *Sigh* It saddens me to think it will happen to my invites!