Thursday, March 3, 2011

Packing the Invitations!?

Hive, I'm still alive, I promise you. Lately, I've been so busy. There was a crazy awesome shower I can't wait to tell you about and tons of other stuff going on. I clearly need to quit my job so I can wedding plan & blog full time.

Anyway, I have to talk a little about invitations today. Sure, I should be assembling my invitations this week, but I'm a FAIL bride seeing as I just sent them to print on Monday. I'm going to want to get them out ASAP because it took me forever to send them to print, which means I have to make decisions!

Oh wait, what? I'm horrible at making decisions.

You'd think designing the invitations was the hard part, you's think when that part was over, that you're on easy street. Well you're wrong, or at least I was.

See, before you send out your invitations, you have to decided how to package them, per se. Making this decision is literally making me uncomfortable because I simply cannot decided. If I haven't been able to make my mind up in the last 2 years, I don't know how I expected myself to do it in a week, but I've gotta!

Here are our options, guys.

1. The ever popular belly band. Always classy, avoids the need for inner envelopes therefore saving you some money on postage. Source

2. You can also rock the belly band with ribbon. I love this. Source
3. The pocketfold. These also look nice and even expensive, but I personally don't want to use one because I feel everyone around my area uses them. I wanted something a little different.

4. The always traditional, but also reliable, inner envelope.
5. The invitation folder. I love how these look, and you still get the "BAM" factor of a pocketfold, without the actual pocketfold.
6. The notched ribbon. Both genius and sexy.
7. The clear envelope. Easily the most hip option here.
8. Baker's twine. All brides have to love baker's twine; it's like a wedding law.
9. The Vellum Envelope (a la Mrs. Gloss). I love everything about this look, and that's all I can say about that.
I know, I know, it's almost too many options.

I'd love to know what you guys are doing! So, hive, how are you packaging your invitations?