(Closed) Whose doing inner envelopes?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee

we’re not doing them and was told the same thing by our stationer.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I didn’t use them,  but that’s because I had a pocket folder style invite.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

We had them for ours.  Of the 9 weddings we’ve attened in the last 2 years… I think at least half of them had them. I think almost anything goes now, honestly.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m doing inner envelopes.  We went to three weddings last summer and all three did inner envelopes.  In fact, come to think of it, I think all of the weddings I’ve been invited to had them. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We are also doing them.  Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t; I think that every really nice wedding invitation I’ve received has had them.  We considered not, but then where do you specify names for all invited?  We have a number of friends with kids; in some cases we are inviting them, and in some cases not.  Without the inner envelope I’m not sure how people would know the difference.  I have been told that you can just write on your pocketfolds, but we didn’t like that idea.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think it really depends on how formal you want your invitations. I have received plenty of invites without them and I think they look just as beautiful as the ones that did have inner envelopes.

We are doing inner envelopes, but we really wanted to set a more formal tone in our invites because our reception is going to be more formal. Either way you chose should be fine.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We are having formal invitations with no inner envelops.  To specify who is invited: no kids get Mr. and Mrs. Soandso, with kids get Mr. and Mrs. soandso and family.  We have a bifold invitation with a ribbon.  If I really wanted names, I could have put a tag on the ribbon.

I really hate all of the standard invites in the books.  No of them used my colors in a nice way, so I went with custom invites.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

we’re doing them. we have lots of friends who are in relationships who don’t live together, so it was a way to say, "yes your SO is invited." i don’t like adding a million people’s names to the outer envelope. it was also a way to tell people "no, your flavor of the week is not invited." it was easy enough to add them and it’s only an additional 75 cents for the calligrapher to do them.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We will do them, but just so guest will know little Junior is absolutely not invited.  In all honesty, I think for some they’re still going to rsvp with little Junior and we’ll have to have "the call", but hoping its another little something to drill in their heads we don’t want kids there.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We did them and our invites were semi-formal. We did them b/c of the kid issue….we wanted to stress who exactly in the family is invited so there could be no question.

If you don’t need to do this, or if you do and feel sure that people will get the hint just by the outer envelope then don’t worry about it….but I wouldn’t do it or not do it just cause a stationer doesn’t think they are trendy now.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are doing it, for the same reasons as the others above, no kids, no dates, and so that people get the hint that it is formal without being black tie.  I have a fear of seeing denim there. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we didnt do them for the first batch of invites (before we pushed our date out) and we wont be doing them on the new batch for the new date…

we’re including kids and SOs or just "flavors of the month" for our singletons, so specifying exactly who is invited is not a big deal to us…

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