When it came to our RSVP envelopes, I decided to just print our return address on them. I completely understand the discussions about the etiquette of hand-addressing the main envelope, but not when it comes to the return envelope. I mean, come on, they’ll be sent back to the owner and be tossed, right?
As I wrote before, our whole invitation suite was color-coordinated so that it would match my turquoise envelopes (sigh, I love that color so!). “Designing” the RSVP envelope was pretty easy. I just fiddled around with the font sizing and placement a little bit to find the right balance. And this was the perfect opportunity to splurge—I broke down and bought Mrs Eaves. I’ve admired this font for so long and specifically requested it for our invitation design…so our envelopes are also printed with Edwardian and Mrs Eaves.
I used the black & white laser printer at my parents’. Before, I tried using my ink-jet printer, which left mysterious non-printing-related smears on any envelope but not on normal paper…and my parents’ color laser printer simply refused to accept envelopes. So I worked with our trusty black & white printer and hand fed it over 80 envelopes!
As you can see, the envelopes got heat-warped in the printer.
So I grabbed the first heavy book i could get my hands on…
…and then upgraded my system.
I left the envelopes under this contraption for about three days. Three stacks of envelopes weighed down by two tomes each, plus a heavy box on top. It certainly did the trick!
I bought 100 turquoise envelopes for $50 dollars at Semikolon in Munich and, since designing/printing were free (almost), the cost of the RSVP envelopes was about $0.50 per envelope (not including Mrs Eaves).
What kind of addressing are you using for your RSVPs?
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