Post # 1
I got our STD’s printed today. Yay!!
They are these:
I bought red & white baker’s twine, like the sample. I don’t want to use white envelopes because I think that is too plain. I was thinking turquoise, red or kraft paper envelopes.
I don’t have an “official” color or theme yet. BM’s dress color is very pale taupe/dark ivory. In other words, it’s neutral. I have no idea what colors I will end up using so I can’t say I’m tied to a color. I just thought turquoise or red would be cute. Our wedding is in November. I am writing our info on the back of the card.
I was also thinking I could exchange the twine for black & white and use kraft or red envelopes to keep things simple.
Post # 3
I like the idea of getting black & white twine and doing a red envelope. The red would be a nice pop of color against the invites.
Post # 5
I agree with bleisteel, that would look really nice and it would pop.
Post # 6
I think a Red Envelope with a simple clean White Label would look nice… and Red because it ties into the red & white twine (wouldn’t change that out).
Use a White Envelope… with an Old Fashioned Red Bordered Mailing Label or Sticker…
And if you want to make them even more creative, and tie-in (lol pun intended) the elments from your Save-The-Date Cards then add a fee drawn line bow in red permanent ink somewhere on the envelope or the label… (two loops, a knot circle, and then the two ties hanging done… something like this, but just one continuous line… sorry cannot find a pic)
Hope this helps,
PS… Keep in mind that having the Baker’s / Butcher’s Twine, on your STD it going to add bulk to your envelope and therefore COULD add to the cost of mailing them… not only because of weight, but also due to the fact that the envelopes will have to be hand sorted and not go thru the regular post office machinery (otherwise they could jam, get crumpled, torn etc). Talk to your post office for more info.
Post # 7
@This Time Round: Thanks for all this. I like the red mailing labels.
The twine lies pretty flat so I don’t think it will add much. I have mailed much more bulkier items in an envelope and it’s been ok. But thanks for the reminder! Plus, once these puppies are done, the Universe is in charge. I’m just going to move on to the next thing or I get myself in a tizzy with worry.
Post # 8
I wrapped my invites in bakers twine and when I handed it to the post office worker she immediately felt it through the envelope and asked what it was. I ended up paying for 66 cents in order for them to be hand stamped and non-machine. They warned me they could get torn apart because of the twine. I had zero problem with them and, as far as I know, only had 2 get lost/eaten by their machine.
Post # 9
@caits615: *uck. SERIOUSLY?! I have mailed barrettes, money taped down and who knows what else and have never had an issue. Did you use a lot of twine? Were your invites on thick paper? Our STD’s are on cardstock but it’s pretty thin.
How did you know 2 got lost? My fear is someone who didn’t know they were invited won’t get theirs and I’ll never know because they will not know to ask because they weren’t expecting it.
Post # 10
@Coral99: I know only b/c I invited a friend to the shower and then mentioned something about the invites on FB and she said she hadn’t received it and she lives local and should’ve received it 2 weeks prior. The other is my FSIL’s mother who is also local and I heard she never got it. There could be others, but based on the return we’ve gotten and people we’ve heard from, I don’t think there are. The twine was only wrapped around once and tied in a bow in the front. Not sure of the weight of the paper.
This post is what freaked me out about the whole thing and I actually messaged the girl who works at the post office asking her for advice. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/post-office-ruining-my-invites#axzz2PJRpza00
Post # 11
@caits615: Hers looked really thick & her flap wasn’t down all the way. I will glue mine. Add another to my to-do list! 😉
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
This is very unimaginative of me, but I like the turquoise that’s in the background of that picture, so I think turqoise envelopes would look very nice!