Post # 1
I am sure this has been asked before so I apologize if it is a duplicate. Are inner envelopes required? Our wedding is fairly formal. We weren’t planning on using them but when our invitations arrived they were included. I didn’t even think about them until they came with our order!! Thanks : )
Post # 3
I don’t think they’re required, they came with mine too. Formally, I think you’re supposed to use them. That’s where you write all of the names of those invited (which from many threads on here, people don’t read anyway and RSVP for more people). Since I’m having a really informal wedding and I’m not too worried about numbers, I’m not going to use them.
Post # 4
I do not think that they are required either but I am using them anyway. I do like how the inner envelopes keep it all together though and protects the invite a little if the outer envelope is damaged.
Also, I have put the names of all who is invited but if they overlook that I have also included the number of reserved seats on the RSVP. I tried to make sure I covered everyone the family would invite to prevent the scratching out and upping the number. We’ll see though!
Post # 5
I think that for a formal traditional wedding inner envelops are part of the deal.
I agree with RoddyBride09 I like how it looks all put together.
Post # 6
Back in the day, when letters were delivered by horses (well, by the men riding the horses), the letter was put in an inner envelope and an outer envelope. When the letter reached its destination, the delivery person would remove the outer envelope since it was usually filthy from the ride, and present the inner envelope, all crisp and clean. I like that story, so we are going to do inner envelopes.
And like pp’s said, you can be explicit about who’s invited.
Post # 7
Even though we’re also having a rather formal wedding, I’m not using inner envelopes. Save trees!
Post # 8
From all my reading here, they’re definitely not required. At first I thought I’d forgo them as well, but I think I may include them for the sake of letting people know when "and guest" is invited. Plus we have some rather large families coming and I’d like to make sure the parents know that all are invited. I just thought it’d be nice to do it that way instead of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, Anastasia, Sussana, Clayton, and Andrew.