If you’re looking to save money on wedding invitations but still want to have that “wow” factor, envelope liners are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to do that. While online wedding stationary shops like Wedding Paper Divas typically offer great deals when you buy an entire invitation set from them (I priced a lined envelope there for $0.59/each, which basically includes a free envelope for their basic option), if you are DIY’ing your entire invitation suite or ordering from an Etsy boutique or other stationary store around town, you can save money a lot of times by buying liners a la carte and doing them yourself. The more intricate the design or texture the more expensive they will be, but you can expect them to range from $0.20 all the way up to almost $2. There are even print-at-home versions that are really cost effective, which you’ll see below. While you CAN spend a lot of money on liners, the bottom line is for an extra $25 or so dollars you can really boost the look and quality of your wedding invitations with an inexpensive but nice liner. Which means you can go for the less expensive wedding invitation by adding just a little somethin’ somethin’ to the inside of your envelopes to make them stand out.
If you are DIY’ing your envelope liners (which I did), be sure to order the correct size to match your envelopes. While the typical wedding invitation envelope is referred to as A7, and measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches, be sure to check with your stationer to see what size envelopes/envelope liners you’ll need. You’ll also need an adhesive for your liners. I used a basic Elmer’s glue stick, but double-sided tape will work as well. Here are a few envelope liner supplies you can choose from. All you do is insert the liners into your envelopes, glue the top half of them to your envelope, and then you’re ready to go!
Regarding colors and patterns, I say the bolder the better! If you know what your main wedding colors are going to be, it’s always a fun idea to do a play off of that. Typically textured and patterned liners will cost you more, so if you’re going with a less expensive plain liner don’t be afraid to go bright to really make it pop!
I’ve chosen a few selections below so you can get an idea for prices around the web. These are all under $1!
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