If you're getting close to picking up your super glam and perfect invitations you may want to ask your stationer about stuffing these fabulous little packages the right way. Here are tips I pass on to all of my brides and grooms.
Tips Post Stuffing
Have you gotten your stamps yet? You may want to have a look at what Canada Post has in store. There could be a stamp that somewhat goes with your invitation design and colours. If not you could look into getting custom stamps made by Canada Post. I recently had a bride who had stamps printed with different patterns in blush and grey tones to match. It looked super fab!
Size + Weight
Before purchasing all of your stamps you might want to have your invitations weighed and sized. Canada Post does have size and weight restrictions. If you're after something super custom including a box mailer or larger size invitation please consider additional mailing cost will apply.
If you're hand writing your guest and reply addresses you may want to consider purchasing extra envelopes from your stationer. You may also want to get all envelopes addressed before you begin stuffing them. Print off your guest list that way you can go back and check off the full list making sure you didn't miss anyone.
If you have guests in the US or overseas it can get a little tricky grabbing stamps from that part of the world. If you have family living over there you can ask them to send you the amount needed. Canada Post also sell vouchers which you can insert under each flap of your reply envelopes. Or leaving these without stamps would be okay too.
Stuffing your Invitations
You're planning your assembly line and ready to stuff. Here are step by step tips that might be helpful.
Step no. 1
Add stamps on all of your reply envelopes / top right hand corner. This way they will not be forgotten before sealing everything.
Step no. 2
If your packages require gluing this would come up next. Its always a good idea to let items glued dry over night placed under a pile of books. This simply assures strong even gluing.
Step no. 3
If you have any other assembly work to apply for example tying satin strings with tags this would be a good time to do it. If you're getting ribbon please make sure you get lots of extra. You can always us it on your big day in more ways then one.
Step no. 4
Pulling all cards together and stuffing inside your envelopes. Presentation is key, your stationer may have ideas feel free to ask.
Step no. 5
Sealing your envelopes. You may want to use a damp sponge or Q-tips and water to seal each flap. I personally like to use a small glue stick.
Step no. 6
Adding Canadian, US or International stamps to outer envelopes to the top right hand corner.
Step no. 7
Check your guest list assuring no one is missing.