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I decided that I wanted to make my own invitations. I like making cards, and if I kept the cards simple, I knew I could manage the making of invitations for 150 wedding guests. I found paper that I really liked at McWhorters, and I planned on backing that pretty, flowery paper with thicker colored paper. The reply cards would be very similar.

The paper was no problem, but finding envelopes was a huge problem. You can get envelopes for cards sized 4.25x5.5 inches, you can get business sized envelopes, and you can get privacy envelopes, but that is it. I searched and searched to find an invitation style envelope that I could put in the invitation envelope or put the invitation envelope in.

Finally, I went to the local dollar store and bought cheapo birthday cards, 10 for $0.50, that had envelopes the right size.

The moral of this story is that if you are planning on making your own invitations, be sure that you know what you are going to do about envelopes before you make the invitations. The envelope will limit the size of the invitation, and the time it takes to find envelopes in 2 different sizes may negate any monetary savings making the invitations entails.


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