Sheet protectors provide protection from the rain

Last Friday, my sister, Jen, got married. If you are a frequent visitor of the blog, you knew it was coming up soon. Well, the big event finally happened, but for this day, the weathermen in Chicago were predicting rain!  You may be thinking, rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck.  That may be true, but who really wants that to happen?!?  That’s what I thought.

Her main concern was important documents – marriage license, wedding vows, etc. – getting wet. You see, she got married on a boat and there was quite a walk from the car to the boat. We were going to have bags of things, like her jacket, touch-up makeup, an extra pair of flat shoes and more, but she was still concerned that if we had a torrential downpour (which is known to occur in Chicago) that even a canvas bag would not stop the water damage. So I suggested that she put all important papers into sheet protectors. She had two options for protection and it came down to preference.

Poly Sheet Protector

Sheet Protectors protect documents, even in the rain
Here is what Jen’s papers looked on her wedding day – nestled safely in sheet protectors.

On one side, she could go with a poly sheet protector, which are the most widely used type of page protector. With its archival quality feature and “no copy transfer” benefit her document were sure to be protected long after her wedding day.

Vinyl Sheet Protectors

Or, she could use vinyl sheet protectors, the next most readily available option. The traditional look of the vinyl protector certainly would not clash with the elegance of the day.

The Verdict on the Sheet Protectors

In the end, she decided to use a combination of sheet protectors. For her single page documents, my sister used super heavyweight poly sheet protectors, which she felt would provide her the strongest protection. Jen had pages upon pages of sayings and poems that she wanted with her as well. For those items, a super capacity vinyl sheet protector with a tuck-in flap was used. All of her most important papers on the most important day of life were safe, secure and, most importantly, dry,  no matter where they went.

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