Inner Envelopes: Necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

No, they are not neccessary. Yes, they make it look nice, and allows for a nice presentation of the invitation if the outer envelope gets damaged int he mail. But i wouldn’t worry about them too much. I don’t think I’ve ever received an invite that had an inner envelope, and I skipped them on mine.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think they can be pretty and keep everything together, but if you’re worried why not go to a craft/scrapbook store, pick up paper you like that matches for the price you are happy with, and  make little wraps that go around everything? It’ll do the same teick of keeping everything together and looking nice without costing $1apiece.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope, they’re mostly traditional, and formal. and to write the actual names of the invitee’s on, but I have not seen someone use an inner envelope in years. Totally not necesary, and not really used anymore

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had never seen nor heard of an inner envelope until all the threads about how to not invite children by putting only the adult names on the inner envelope.  And I thought to myself “WTF is an inner envelope?” 

Seems like a waste of paper.

Post # 7
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954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@kimberlystews:  Inner envelopes make it a bit more formal (which may not go with your wedding) but they were around mostly to list out the specific individuals invited.  So you’d address to “Johnson Family” on the outside and on the inside list parents and children names.  Or, if no kids allowed, you’d address to Mr. & Mrs. Johnson with only the parents’ names inside.

Post # 8
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10457 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Nah, totally not required. I’ve never gotten an invitation with one. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We didn’t use them for all of our invites and I can’t even remember if any of the invited we received within the last year used them (which goes to show how important I think they are).

We did use them for a very few invites where we invited a general +1 because we didn’t want to write ‘and guest’ on The outer envelope.

Post # 10
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it depends on the type of invitation.  I did inner envelopes because I wanted them to hold everthing.  Additionally, envelopes can get kind of cruddy in the mail even with “hand cancelling’.  They arent a requiremnt, and I definitely wouldnt  spend $1 per envelope.  Mine came with the package I purcahsed.

Post # 11
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@babeba:  I agree, this can also be a a way to add a pop of color.

Post # 12
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have never actually received a wedding invitation with an inner envelope. I really don’t think they’re common at all anymore–definitely not necessary or required!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@kimberlystews:  Eh. I didn’t do them – I don’t think it’s that important. I’ve had a few people respond already and none of them were cranky about there not being an inner envelope, haha.

Post # 15
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am not doing an inner envelope but I do have a pocketfold to keep everything in place that I will add the names of those invited on. I think it is a personal choice on if you want them.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I only got them bc they were free lol.

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