Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Sneak Peek Into Invitation Assembly

Weddingbee tradition seems to dictate keeping invitations a secret on the blog until guests have seen them.  I can't wait to tell you all about my invitations and how I got them, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for our guests and post them here.  However, I do want to share two tips that have made the assembly of our invitations a little easier.

As you may remember, we send our envelopes to Elizabeth Bartucci of Tuccicursive, who did a beautiful job addressing them.  Once they came back, I decided to put all of our envelope liners in place.  I figured that breaking up the invitation assembly into smaller parts would make it a little less tedious.

We ordered our liners, but they can obviously be made with scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.  I think many people use glue sticks to secure their liners, but sometimes glue causes paper to wrinkle or bubble a little bit.  Instead of glue, I used adhesive that rolls off tape.  I found this little tool in the scrapbook section of the craft store and love it!  I think it's officially called a "tape runner."  In the picture below, you can see the sheen of the adhesive on the back of the envelope liner.  It's not wet at all, so the paper won't wrinkle once the pieces are secured in place.


Labeling RSVP cards has become the norm these days.  Once upon a time, people knew exactly what to do when they saw a "M_________________________" on an RSVP card.  Perhaps there are just fewer occasions that require a formal RSVP these days and people have forgotten what that line is for?  There are always comments on the Weddingbee boards about RSVP cards coming back without any names on them.

The simple solution to this problem is the number the backs of the RSVP cards.  In recent years, many brides have used invisible ink pens for this so a guest isn't aware that they are number 62 on the guest list.

I looked for invisible ink pens locally, but couldn't find them.  Ordering online seemed like the only option available, but I wasn't too excited about yet another purchase of an item that would be used once.  I decided on a very simple, inexpensive alternative.  I lifted one of the side flaps of the RSVP envelopes and very faintly penciled in numbers that correspond to the rows on our invitation spreadsheet.  If anyone forgets to put their name on their RSVP, I'll just peek inside the envelope to figure out whose card I have.

Look closely! There's a 39 ther

Did you think of any inexpensive alternatives to common wedding practices?
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  1. The tape roller became my best friend when I was making my wedding invitations.  I love craft supplies and gadgets and a wedding is such a perfect time to get to use them!

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