Post # 1
I’m making my own invites, and I think I am doing single panel style. Do I really need an enveloope for the invite and then an outer envelope for mailing? I don’t see the point to the inside enveope, but I don’t want to look lazy!
Post # 3
Nope, you don’t HAVE to have two envelopes. In fact using one is much greener!
Post # 4
I don’t see the big deal/need for it. I’m making DIY invites and I figured it would be no problem just to use the single mailing envelope, and then just the RSVP card/envelope inside. I don’t think it’s about being lazy, but I’m sure some people will say it’s a ‘formality’ to have the extra envelope…but I’m not doing it =)
Post # 5
There are a few scenarios where the names on the outer envelope wouldn’t be the same as the ones on the inside. One is if you’re inviting an entire family with kids, you’d only list the parents on the outer envelope and then list each person by first name on the inner envelope. Another is if you’re inviting a single person to bring a guest, the outer envelope would only have that person’s name and the inner envelope would say “and guest.”
But that’s just ettiquette stuff that can be worked around if you’re not fussy about tradition.
A practical reason is because stuff gets beat up in the mail. The outer envelopes look pretty shabby by the time they arrive at their destination, so the second layer helps to protect them.
In reality, you don’t have to have the inner envelope if you don’t want to. 🙂 It might help you stay below the 1 ounce weight limit if you skip the inner envelope in fact. (If your invitations are over an ounce all put together, the post office upgrades you to the 61 cent stamps.)
Post # 7
Nope, you don’t. I used an outer envelope, then a belly band to hold it all together…just because I didn’t want all my pieces loose in the envelope. Personally, I liked it better that way.
Post # 8
i don’t plan on having one, because i don’t feel the need to spend the extra money on an envelope when they already have one.
Post # 9
Awsesome! I don’t even think I’m doing inserts. I think I am doing a “Call or email”response.
We are only having 14 guests, and they all know about the wedding already! I might include some directions, but I think maybe even that might not be needed!
Post # 10
Completely unnecessary. I also did call or email RSVP, to save on the reply cards.