Post # 1
So…Fi and I want to do something unique and fun for our invites! We are doing a cocktail reception, so I was thinking of doing a “4 pc coaster set.” I am envisioning the main invite to be on one coaster (probably just a heavy-duty paper kind). The front side could be our monogram, while on the back would be the invite wording. The other 3 “coasters” can be made on cardstock (1 for directions, map on the other side; 1 for accommodations, website on the other side; 1 for the RSVP reply w/envelope). I’d put the coaster set, wrapped in ribbon or lace, inside a box. So does anyone know where I can get customized coasters? Or square boxes that can fit these invites?
Post # 3
I’m not sure where to get those but don’t forget you are going to be paying a lot more for postage for these invites since they will be in a box. Cute idea though!
Post # 4
Cute idea! I second the postage thing, though.
Post # 5
there seem to be tons of sites out there to design your own coaster …..here & here are some examples. i didn’t check but maybe they sell boxes they could go in too.
or maybe you could just tie a ribbon around them and design a little tag for it. then place in an envelope and possibly another padded envelope. the weight probably won’t be that much different from other wedding invites i think for postage sake (if only in an envelope), but i think the trick will be to find the right enclosure for them so they arrive unscathed in the mail.
great idea! keep us posted on how it goes. 😀
Post # 6
Thanks krissybee! I’ll look into it. And you’re probably right…an envelope may be more affordable than a box. I’ll keep you guys updated!
Post # 7
i LOVE the idea! rather than looking through custom invite places, look for places that do glass etching or silk screen printing, they’ll be cheaper. boxes are about $1.25 to mail (i just did inviations for my MOHs bridal shower in a box) and i got the boxes from http://www.papermart.com
Post # 8
How about just doing a round-shaped invite? That way, it can still keep the shape, but hopefully be less heavy and cheaper to print?