NextChapterReady
Super October 2019

Invitations: Ribbon or No?

NextChapterReady, on June 5, 2019 at 11:41 AM Posted in Planning 0 10
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I'm getting ready to start putting together my invitations (I am sending them out July 15, but I have about 140 to send haha). I have an invitation card (front and back), an information card, and an rsvp post card. My question is, should i just stack them and order them together and place them that way in the envelope? Or should I put a ribbon around the three cards and add a dot of hot glue to seal the ribbon? I wouldn't tie the ribbon because I think that would cause the envelope to be bulky and add cost to mail them according to the post master.

I guess I'm asking, has anyone used ribbon for their cards and more importantly, which arrangement (ribbon or no ribbon) would help you realize there is a front and back to the invitation?

(I'm a little worried people might not realize there is a back to the invitation card!)

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  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    I would just put them in the envelope and call it a day aha but I can see the appeal of the ribbon because it's cute. Someone I know just tied ribbon instead of glueing it
  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
    NextChapterReady ·
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    Yeah I mean it would be much easier to go no ribbon. Do you think you would think to turn over the invitation? I wonder if she had to pay extra because the envelop isn't flat with the bow?

  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·

    I used belly bands that matched our invitation suite.

    I would go with the ribbon and a glue dot, I think it ties it all together nicely.

    And I wouldn't worry about people not turning over the invitation when they receive them - I always do, I think it's just natural to look front and back.


  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
    NextChapterReady ·
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    I'm thinking maybe trying one and seeing how successful it looks? haha! And YES, I'm trying to be hopeful other people do this as well (I always turn them over)

  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·
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    Glue Dots really are amazing little things. I have used them in a bunch of places while DIY'ing stuff for the wedding.

  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
    NextChapterReady ·
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    Oh my gosh! Those would be perfect! I had never heard of those!

  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    I had the hardest time with this! Haha! I placed them so when you opened the envelope, you saw the invite first (largest card) and all the other information was behind it. Our invites included the main invite, two detail cards, and the RSVP card + envelope. We thought about doing ribbons or pockets for them, but just opted to put everything in the envelope. In total, we needed $0.70 stamps but no one got confused or said it was too many papers! Some even had an extra invite to the rehearsal dinner.

  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·

    Using a ribbon or not is entirely personal preference. If you feel like ti will add extra time and cost your invitations, then I would stack your invitation suite by order of size (with the largest at the bottom) and put them in the envelope.

  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
    NextChapterReady ·
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    That's the order we're doing! invitation first then information card behind that and rsvp card last! I think our invitations are going to be fine with just a forever stamp, so I'm really wanting to not add too much weight! lol

  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·
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    I'd get them weighed to make sure!

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