(Closed) Clear envelopes – Yay or Nay?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Clear envelopes - good idea or tacky?
    Great idea! : (7 votes)
    14 %
    Nice try but kind of tacky : (44 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think it’s tacky, but I would be worried about the information showing… too many weirdos in the world, in my opinion. I think they look beautiful, though!! Maybe if there was some way to cover the front?, I’d totally do it.

    Post # 4
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @ellyse:  it looks super cute, i’d love to get an invitation like that! It’d make me feel like getting a new freshly pressed pretty vinyl record in clear packaging or something LOL i don’t know why it makes me think of that but i love it. I would definitely put that whole thing inside a separate opaque paper outer envelope though! Or even a translucent one if you can find one…

    Post # 5
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What if you went with vellum envelopes? Then they’d be partially translucent, and I think you’d have better luck with getting them through the post office.

    Personally, I don’t like the plastic-y look of the clear envelopes you have, but the doilies are great, and I’m sure everyone will love your invites no matter what!

    Here are some vellum envelopes on envelopemall.com (I was happy with the yellow envelopes I bought there):


    Post # 6
    710 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d go with a heavy paper envelope. The delicate doily will look a little ragged going through the mail in flimsy envelopes.

    Post # 8
    2872 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    LOVE the idea of vellum envelopes.  That way you can still see the doily, but not the info, and they look fancier than the plain plastic 🙂 The clear plastic seem a bit too much like the plastic that a nice card comes in when you buy it…

    Post # 9
    4528 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @confettiegg2000:  +1. Not tacky, but I wouldn’t want to risk my personal information showing

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