Today's blog came directly from you guys! We get SO many questions when it comes to final assembly, stuffing, addressing, and sending your suites out to your guest.
Here are our answers to our most commonly asked questions.
Assembly + Stuffing:
How should I stack all of my cards?
- Belly Band, Ribbon, or String
If you have a belly band or any type of string or ribbon tied around your invitation, then we suggest neatly stacking the other cards according to size and tucking them in on the front or backside of the suite. Stacking them in the back works best unless your suite was designed to stack them in the front. *pro-tip: make sure the cards are facing outward so your guests don't accidentally miss them.
- No band or ribbon
If you are not planning on having anything around your invitation, then we suggest stacking them neatly according to size and place them in front or behind your invitation in the envelope.
How do you suggest addressing our envelopes?
There are three ways we suggest addressing all of your guest's addresses.
Calligraphers are great and are typically paid per envelope they address. If you have a larger wedding the cost can add up quickly, but they are well worth it. One of the great bonuses of a calligrapher is the ability to use dark envelopes and light ink colors. #dreamy
- Flat Printed
If a calligrapher doesn't align with your budget goals, flat printing your addresses can be a great alternative. We can match the style of your wedding invitations to the style of the address, and can even match the color to those of your wedding suite. However, for flat printing, we are only able to print darker inks on lighter envelopes.
If you are planning on addressing your envelopes yourself, or having a family member or friend help you we have several pen suggestions based on your envelope color and stock.
How much should postage be?
Only the post office can tell you this one. We even suggest taking a sample to several different locations to ensure you have the correct amount of postage.
What are our Postage Options?
Postage is not something to wait until the last moment to handle. We will gladly make you a sample pack for weighting so you can get postage ahead of time for save-the-dates, invitations, and thank yous. This is even more important if you are wanting a specific stamp, vintage stamps, or custom stamps.
How can we avoid our invitations being damaged in the mail?
Unfortunately, I am not sure there is any guaranteed way to make that happen. However, we have asked a few different places and based on what we have been told by USPS employees mailing them as a parcel seems to be the best solution, and the only way they are not run through the postal machines.
However, we recently learned from a bride that in other countries wedding invitations are mailed in a clear plastic that is sealed to protect the invitation. We haven't tested this one yet, however it is on our list of mailing tricks to try.
Have any other questions about assembly, stuffing or sending your suites?
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