Black Envelopes?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

MissCoupon:  Honestly never seen a black envelope but I don’t think you should chance it, just in case. It would be a drag to get them all returned to you and delay your RSVPs. Don’t bother yourself with the envelopes too much regardless. They go straight into the trash once they’re opened.

Post # 3
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

MissCoupon:  maybe try and send one to yourself? See if you’re dinged for extra postage?

Post # 4
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

MissCoupon:  Those are so. damn. cool.!!! I agree with PP – send a sample to yourself and see if anything bad happens. Otherwise, get slightly larger big white envelopes and put all that snazzy black and gold into there – then the pretty paper is protected, too! 

Post # 5
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

They are awesome, but I wouldn’t send black envelopes, I’ve heard about bad things happening when they confuse the machines.

Post # 6
5767 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I do t think they can properly cancel the stamps if the envelopes are blank, and the routing codes won’t show up. They use black ink for that. Your chances for your invites being returned or even binned are probably quite high.

Post # 8
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did dark purple envelopes with gold font and I had probably a 10% failure rate and about 5% really late (like a month after the wedding late)


for most people it was fine (and for my save the dates and RSVP it was mostly fine – only like 2 or 3 issues out of 100+ invites) but for some reason the actual wedding invites were a bit more problematic


if you love it go for it just be a but more vigalent with your RSVP follow up calls cause you might find out some people didn’t get their invite or sent in their RSVP weeks ago

Post # 9
30 posts

I used black envelopes for my engagement party I had no idea the post office had any problems with them. I sent about 50 invites and I had problems with about 5 of them not being sent. 

Post # 11
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MissCoupon:  Our invites were in navy blue envelopes with white writing and a personalised stamp. They were posted from France to the UK, Australia and Mauritius and they all arrived. The biggest problem was that my Grandma thought it was more funeral than wedding!!

Post # 12
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I’m using black envelopes as my INNER envelope, so that the pretty is preserved and not all banged up my the postal system. I’d suggest that.

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