Post # 1
Fiance designed our wedding invitations to be 5×7 size. This means we’ll need A7 (5.25 x 7.25) envelopes for the inner envelopes. I love love love the contour envelope flap style. What size outer envelopes would we use for this? A9 (5.75 x 8.75) is only .5 larger height wise, but is 1.5 inches larger length wise and this seems way too big.
It seems like I need something in between. Is there such thing as an “A8” contour envelope? If there is, I haven’t been able to find it.
What was the size difference between the inner and outer envelopes that you used?
Post # 3
If you use the envelopes from paper source..they have A7 and they have A7.5 which can be used for outer envelopes.
Post # 4
@mkim – Thanks so much!
What seems to be a normal price to expect for DIY invitations? It looks like envelopes alone from paper source should be about $105 for 100 invites. And that is before buying paper, having them printed at a print shop, and postage.
Here is where I came up with the envelope quote:
($3 + $4.25 + $4.50) x 10 x 0.9 = $105.75
The $3 = pack of 10 “4 Bar” envelopes for RSVPs
The $4.25 = pack of 10 “A7” envelopes for inners
The $4.50 = pack of 10 “A7.5” envelopes for outer
x 10 is to get to 100 of each (although we will probably do more in case we have screw ups!)
x0.9 is because it looks like you get 10% off when you buy 10 packs of the same item and same color
Post # 5
I used papermillstore.com for our save the date materials – about $70 for 250 envelopes and 250 sheets cardstock. I got the envelopes and cardstock for the invites from French paper. Just over $100 (incl shipping) for 300 sheets cardstock and 250 envelopes.
The invites are an invitation, a directions/reception card, an RSVP card, and an RSVP envelope (the leftover envelopes from the STDs!). The invites will be tied together with red/white baker’s twine that I got for $8. Printing at Costco is $.29/sheet…then two bottles of wine for bridesmaid labor, adds up pretty well for 150 invites!
Post # 6
I used my rsvp cards from another source. I am letterpressing my invites so the envelope was cheaper from where I bought my paper. But there was a certain color I wanted from my inner envelope that only paper source carried. If you find envelopes someplace cheaper you can always just get the outer envelope from papersource.