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I need to get started on my invites pretty soon and I just want to be sure of a few things first! A few questions for the Boarding pass pros...

 

 

  • I am going to use a DL envelope for the boarding pass invites but I'd love to know what envelopes did you use for the RSVPs?
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  • Did guests return the full RSVP or tear off the perforated end?
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  • How much raffia will I need to tie around approx 100 invites?
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  • What did you use to stick on the monograms square over the raffia on the front of the invites?...glue gun etc?

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what's a DL envelope?

 

If you're doing a perforated tear-off or scored for folding RSVP card, a 4Bar or A2 envelope would probably work. To be safe, I would measure the finished size and check this page: http://www.envelopperinc.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ENVLPR&Category_Code=ENV

 

We didn't do RSVPs to return, we had people use our site to RSVP. Mostly we heard yes's by word of mouth and just assumed if we didn't hear, they weren't going. I mean, why would someone plan a vacation to our wedding and not tell us?

 

The amount of raffia depends on how many times you'll be wrapping it around each boarding pass. Buy more than you need and keep the receipt. Hopefully you can return extra... or keep the extra for a future wedding DIY project.

 

I used double-sided tape to attach our monogram square tags to the front of our belly bands. Here's the one I like and use constantly for everything: http://compare.ebay.com/like/160723594753?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y&cbt=y

 

Good luck!!

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We don't really have any guests over 60ish years old, surprisingly... we don't have any grandparents left and our older aunts and uncles are pretty tech savvy. Even my 90 year old great-aunt is on Facebook! (even though she always types in all caps LOL)

 

I can definitely see how some of the older, more traditional guests might want something to mail back cheesy.gif

 

Are you from Canada?

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I am definetely not a pro, haha, but from starting out the DIY project of boarding passes and finding what worked for ours I do have some little hints and pieces of knowledge I can share.

 

 

I can't speak for the envelopes as we also are having people RSVP on our site

 

Raffia only was sold in a bag for about $5 (Canadian) at a craft store here so we just bought it and I'm sure we won't use it all but it wasn't a huge expense either. I am not sure how much was in it exactly, we are planning on using a couple strings on each invite.

 

**Just a side note on tying raffia on invites, I heard from another bride on here how she had fat bows on her invites and they made her envelope puff up and the postage person automatically tried to charge her more so she pressed them down and the envelopes were more flat and they didn't question it as a regular piece of mail being sent, kind of funny and random so something to think about if you are sending out a bunch of invites and postage costs matter to you.

 

And I second the two sided tape dispenser thing, we used it for our boarding pass sleeves and to put our monogram on as well, its awesome. There are lots of kinds to choose from too - tape dots, solid tape lines, extra strong, etc!

 

Oh and another couple things I would suggest to make life easier would be:

 

 - if you are making sleeves for your boarding passes finding something to score your cardstock if it isn't already as it does not fold well without a score line! There is a tool sold at craft stores but its rather pricey for what it is and how long we needed it for, so we used a dull knife type thing on the non-sharp edge

 

 - a craft paper cutting board is also helpful with the straight edge ruler and the cutter making lots of parts of the passes easier, our stuff would have been terribly crooked with us just using scissors.

 

 - a corner cutter if you want rounded corners on the boarding passes

 

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Good Luck Cantstopsmiling! Glad I could help!

 

Oh and one more piece of advice - edit edit edit! We printed ALL of ours, cut them all out and prepared them, right down to tying the very last one with raffia when my FI noticed the day of the week was wrong, we had changed all the info on it when our date changed but somehow missed the date of the week so we had Friday November 29th, 2012....the 29th is NOT a friday! OOPS!

 

HAHA now, but I was so upset then, we had to start over printing and cutting and everything! lol!

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