Every bride wants their wedding to stand out a little bit more than the one that they have been to last, and it’s only natural that you want the most special day of your lives to be as special as it can be, unique, full of memories and joy all around. Opting for the DIY bride route is a great choice, and with the DIY invitations you will jump start that journey. But with DIY invitations comes other elements that you should also pay attention to, especially if you are someone who values attention to detail and love the little bits and bobs. Let’s find out what envelopes are in store for you in terms of sizing, shapes and styles.
When you think of a wedding invitation, you want to make sure that it looks beautiful from the envelope right up to the back of the invite card; because this is the message of love you are sending to your guests. It is the envelope to your wedding invitations would be the first thing they admire.
First off, there’s the matter of the type of invitation style available in the general market, being the personal use and commercial varieties. The main difference of the two is that with commercial type envelopes you usually see square or policy type flaps, whereas the ones for personal use, such as those for invitations, envelope flaps include the likes of Euro flaps, and pointed flaps. Though those are favoured, there are instances where square and commercial flaps are also used for wedding invitations especially if the contents within are bulky and more reinforcement is needed to secure the contents of your wedding invitations package.
There are a set of international size standards which help in figuring out the right sizing for your DIY wedding invitations and envelope. These include the following which will fit most wedding invitation sizes.
DL: 110mm x 220mm
C7: 81mm x 114mm
C6: 114mm x 162mm
C5: 162mm x 229mm
But there are also other sizes that are ideal for your wedding invitations, especially if you have opted for a unique look and shape. These include the following DIY envelopes.
A7: 130mm x 185mm (5in x 7in)
Square: 150mm x 150mm
11B: 90mm x 140mm
Usually envelopes are slightly larger than the card within, in order for it not to get wrinkled or crunched in the process of inserting it. This is very important to note especially in the case of DIY wedding invitations.
A fantastic way to add to the look of your DIY wedding invitations envelope is to give it a little accessory such as with a customised sticker to be pasted on the envelope flap, as well as surprise via an envelope liner. You can’t go wrong with these two options.
Find out the style that best works for you by ordering a few samples and comparing them side-by-side.