Pre Printed Addresses for Wedding Invitations
Previously, on Sixpence’s Invitation Extravaganza…
We had received our invitation suite and were very pleased with the quality. We also had the main envelopes and the response envelopes pre-printed with addresses, which was totally worth the effort of entering them all into my Minted account. My handwriting is crap.
And a cute little “Deliver to” embellishment to boot.
Now, for some good old fashioned DIY! I had seen handmade envelope liners around the ol’ web and thought they were something I could tackle…and I especially liked Mrs. Treasure’s Chicago cityscape idea.
So I straight-up stole it.
Oh hi, Chicago! Sorry, Treasure.
Thank you, Mrs. Treasure, for posting a wonderful how-to on these! I used the same photo, printed them at work (LOL) on regular paper, and then traced and cut and pasted. Ninety times. They were time-consuming but totally worth it—we’ve gotten lots of sweet compliments on them.
I also shamelessly ripped off Mrs. Squid and her adorable Chunk stamp. And by ripped off, I mean I uploaded the Mae logo I created to the exact same custom stamp company, and then proceeded to stamp it in the exact same place on the RSVP envelopes. Sorry, Squid.
A veritable army of Maes. AKA my personal version of heaven.
The night before they had to go out, Benjamin and I buckled down and tackled the assembly. He put the pieces together (invitation, vellum sheet, reception card, response card tucked in response envelope), and I crisscrossed and tied a gold ribbon around the bundle. Pro-tip: Tie the ribbon around the invitation alone first and then slide the rest of the pieces in.
Hand-tied Sixpence invites coming to you via pale ales and an Arrested Development marathon.
We gently put them in their envelopes and gently sealed them and gently cursed the day we ever decided to take on this project. But we’re not quite done! What about the
annoyingly hidden cost of postage, you say? We used more Charlie Brown Christmas stamps for the reply cards, and for the main envelopes, some lovely “Songbirds in Snow” stamps from USPS.
Two per envelope, because these things ended up a bit heavy
And off they fly into mailboxes in 18 different states!* Our invitations were a labor of love and I can say that I have no regrets—only gratitude to the wonderful bees who paved the DIY way before me.
Did you do any DIY on your invitations?
*Unfortunately, this isn’t really the whole story. I’ll relay a brief version of all the ways that USPS is a sworn enemy of mine in a future post; until then, I must heal.