(Closed) Trying to save $$$ without looking so tacky! Help!

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

gosh I hope it’s not tacky because thats what we did regarding the labels for my rsvps.  My bridesmaid was supposed to gocco them on but didn’t get around to it.  But we did spruce it up by incorporating a design onto the label that went with the theme of the invitations and printed them in color. 

By back of the outter envelope, did you mean for your return address?  How about investing in an embosser?  Otherwise, clear little return labels  would be fine, I’d think. We gocco’d mine. 

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Instead of labels, you can print directly onto your envelopes as well.  I think Labels can look great if you do it right.  You can try colored labels too. For our save the dates, we had a dark blue (lake from Paper source) envelopes and used light blue table (for both addresses).  The contrast made it look great, plus it was my wedding colors!

Also 1 sheet placecards are fine.  None one really looks at them, except when to find their name and place on their tables. 

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just posted this link to someone else earlier but you could benifit from it too:


Place cards is 5th row down 3rd from the left 


It opens up in Windos then you just type in the names and cut 🙂 You can use any 8.5×11 paper and have little to no scrap! Those little print individual ones kinda suck becuase they are so small a lot of printers don’t take to them nicely. Chew em up, wrinkle, not feed through…..things like that. 

ANd the break away ones, you can tell that they were pulled apart in some cases, I think it depends on the brand….

Give this a try – I’m just going with text (not a heavy cardstock) paper – since they tent fold they will be more then heavy enough to stand up!

Good luck! 

Post # 6
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I agree w/just printing on 8.5 x 11 and then cutting and folding.  I know it’s more work but it looks better.  I think with the tear away kind you can always tell. 

This is just me but I think printing directly on envelopes looks a bit better then labels.  I just used a regular laser printer.  I used Word and adjusted the margins of a letter sized sheet to shift the words to the correct position for my envelopes.  I cut out some scrap pieces of paper that are the size of my envelopes and tried a few until I got the margins correct. 

What is the size of your envelope?  Mine was the A7 (about 5 x 7) so I already have a template I can send you if that is your size. 

Post # 8
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Chocolate –

It will have the lines, you shouldn’t be able to tell the one that will fall on the fold. And then you can just trim away the other lines so they won’t be seen 🙂

Good luck – I can’t print mine yet I have to wait until I get RSVP’s back, because I have to give the "chicken" people one color card and the "fish" people another…:-) That will not be a fun last minute project.


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