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You need somewhere to house your invitation, reply card, and details card, so naturally you put it in an envelope to mail. It sounds easy, but did you know there are lots of different types of envelopes? If you aren't into stationery you probably didn't realize this, but there are! Two of the most popular styles are Euro Flap (my personal favorite and what I typically use for my clients!) which is a rounded triangle flap, and the Square Flap which is basically just a straight edge rectangle flap. You can dress up your envelopes with envelope liners and wax seals (see Three Ways to Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out) to really pull the entire suite together, and I highly recommend printed addressing for both the return address and your guest addresses. This cuts down on your time considerably, and ensures that your suite is one cohesive unit, fonts and all!
So you have your suite, likely tied up neatly with some ribbon and a wax seal, that coordinates with a gorgeous envelope liner and colored envelope with white ink printing (ahhh, doesn't that just sound lovely?!). But now you actually have to mail it! Stamps are an often overlooked detail when it comes to the suite. You just made a big investment of time and money for your designer to design this amazing suite for you, only to realize you are just going to stick American flag stamps on it that don't go with your Beachy Chic wedding invitation suite.
Yes, the typical stamps from the post office are definitely the most cost effective route, and if that is a consideration hopefully you can find one of the Forever stamps that has some colors that will coordinate with your suite. But to ensure that everything is perfectly coordinated, you can use vintage postage (usually requires multiple stamps per envelope depending on envelope weight) or custom stamps that match your suite perfectly! It's a small detail, but can certainly complete the look!
There you have it - your crash course in the basic casting of a Wedding Invitation Suite! If you are ready to bring yours to life, I'm ready to make it happen for you! Fill out the Wedding Invitation Inquiry Form and let's get started!