(Closed) Do I really have to do TWO envelopes for invites?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Nope, you don’t HAVE to have two envelopes.  In fact using one is much greener!

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 6
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I only used one.  Laughing

Post # 7
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 10
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Completely unnecessary. I also did call or email RSVP, to save on the reply cards.

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