(Closed) Size of invitation to fit envelope exactly?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

if they fit the envelope already.. dont worry about it… no point in going through all the agony of redesigning. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t worry about the difference of width.  I am making my invites too and although I bought the envelopes before designing the invite, in the end there was still a little extra room (in the width) to make the invites look proportional.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think it’s a huge deal. But personally, I’m fussy enough that it would bug me a tiny bit if there was extra room on the sides of the invitation. I think about 1/8″ on each side is enough room to make sure it will fit without extra room to jiggle. For more info, take a peek at this standard card/paper size guide from Paper Source:

http://www.paper-source.com/pdfs/envelope-size-chart.pdf

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

but also, how think are your invites.. because you need to make room for that a little…

say if your making pocketfolds, or putting rsvp cards, map accomodation cards so the extra width could be good!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

like what ccranetobe said, you gotta consider the thickness of the end product. I’m doing a square invite 5.75″ and  I had designed my invites at 5.5″ thinking it’d be good enough. It comes with a pocket fold as well as a 2 page invite. I made a mock and tried fitting it in the envelope. No go. I have to rethink my design now cuz of it. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am going through this heartache right now.  I designed all the inserts for the pocketfolds based on the “available space” given by paperandmore.com’s specs.  Yes I can squeeze a slip of paper in there that is that exact size, but not 4 inserts that are 130lb cardstock.  I’m just glad I didn’t print everything before discovering that!

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