Post # 1
I am having a love affair with boxed invitations.
After coming across Ms. Penguin’s blog post about hers, I feel like I have to have them.
I’ve seen different people put different things inside: candy (jelly beans, lemon heads, someone on this board is toying with the idea of including lollipops), starfish for a beach theme wedding, etc.
Im not too keen on the candy idea as I don’t want sticky invites.
We are doing a stone ceremony, and I thought I could include a small river rock in each box, asking the guests to bring it with them to the ceremony, but Im afraid people will forget, and I’ll end up having wasted stones, as I need to re-give them on the day of the wedding.
Our flowers are orchids, our wedding is sort of south east Asian inspired, but no real theme. It will be outdoors, in upstate New York.
Im at a real loss as to what to put inside. Any ideas??<span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space: pre”>
Post # 3
Well, you could put wrapped candy inside, perhaps you could include some sand or stones that you don’t need back, and a little card explaining the stone ceremony (i’ve never heard of it- is it like a sand ceremony?)
You could also include a little Asian inspired fan.
Post # 4
One thing you have to keep in mind with boxed invites is that how they look in the staged photos is not how they will look when your guests open them. They will have been bashed around and shaken up by USPS- so stuff like sand could get especially messy!
I’m not keen on little stuff like confetti in envelopes because I’m never expecting it and it winds up all over me and the floor and I have to sweep it up. So I would stay away from small stuff that will fly all over- like sand and confetti.
Also- I think the rock idea would be nice, but the postage would probably get crazy! Rocks are heavy and boxed invites are already shipped at the package rate. Something to keep in mind…
Wrapped candy is a good idea. I like the fan idea as well. Perhaps pressed flowers? Silk flower petals? Or a package of seeds (either bird seed or seeds for planting)? Cocktail umbrellas? Silk orchid blooms? Something like a package of lemonade mix (for your summer wedding- iced tea mix, some other kind of drink mix, tea bag- is there a SEAsian customary drink?) maybe with a swizzel stick to go with it? A postcard from the town where the wedding will be held?
Did you send STDs? Maybe you could send one of those STD-type magnets in with the invite?
Post # 5
The small fan is a good idea… and don’t worry, I wouldn’t do sand or confetti!
Post # 6
i like the fan and presed flowers idea. another thing you can do is a spin off on the confetti and the pressed flowers. you can have paper cut outs of fans or flowers. they have those paper puncher designs of flowers or other stuff so they end up about being about 1.5 – 2 inches big. the cool thing about them is that the punches can sometimes be layered together with brads or design/color added with glitter pens or just textured paper.
and since it’s paper, it shouldn’t add a lot of weight! and they’re big enough that you can add a few in each invite but not be messy and hard to clean up.
Post # 7
oops, i forgot to add one other pic for reference!
Post # 8
how about skipping the box and giving them a picture of a rock to write on and return with their RSVP? You could put the individual rocks in a blurb book by scanning if you plan on doing an photo guest book
Post # 9
I am doing boxed invitations for myself, and because if the cost of the box I am trying to keep the cost of what is in the box along with the postage as low as possible! So I am not doing candy or anything like that, but am putting my invitation suite and then tying everything with an oversize satin bow. So the bow wont get smushed, but the box wont weigh a ton!Then when people open the box, they see the gorgeous bow first.
Post # 10
I like the idea of silk flower petals! They would float out of the box but not be a huge mess like confetti!