Post # 1
We just received our invitations – but we realized we aren’t sure of the proper way to stuff them! (We only have an outer envelope). Should the invitation be the first thing the person sees when they open the invite? (I.e. the invite would be facing the flap of the envelope). I was under the impression that (from bottom to top) it would be: enclosure card, rsvp envelope with rsvp card slipped under the flap of the envelope but not in it (is that right too??), and then invite on top of that.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
Commenting to follow…I have a while until mine go out but I have this question as well.
Post # 3
I forget exactly but as we had ordered oura from a stationer she explained it. Do you know any stationers? 😉
Post # 4
- Wedding: Cuvier Park/ La Jolla, CA
Glad that you asked. You should have 3-envelopes: outer envelope, tiny RSVP envelope and the invitation (including RSVP & all necessary info) should be tucked away in a pristine envelope. (Tissue paper that is the size of the invite is laid over the invitation details) I did pocket folder invites. So, my folder acted like the inner envelope
Post # 6
I didn’t bother with an inner envelope – we did pocket folds with the invite attached and then the RSVP, Envelope & information card tucked in the pocket.
I don’t think there’s really a wrong way unless you’re having a crazy formal black tie wedding. As long as it all comes out neat I think you’re good. I would never open an invitation and gasp ‘she put them in the wrong order!’
Post # 7
How you suggest makes sense to me. I can’t understand why there is a need for two envelopes, just address the outer envelope with the names instead of like “the smith family”.
Post # 8
I’ve always thought you stacked them with the biggest piece on the bottom. I would be worried about smaller cards getting missed if they’re on the bottom.
Post # 9
Per Emily Post (I’m assuming that if you don’t have the inner envelope, you can just omit that step):
“When two envelopes are used, insert the invitation (folded edge first for a folded invitation, left edge for a single card invitation), so that you see the printed side of the invitation when the envelope flap is opened.
When there are enclosures–reply card and envelope, map, printed directions–they are placed on top of the invitation, printed sides up, in size order with the smallest on top. Again, when the flap is opened, the printed side should be visible. If the invitation is folded, insertions are stacked in size order – smallest on top – but within the fold.
The inner envelope is then placed unsealed in the outer envelope, so when the outer envelope flap is lifted, the name(s) of the guest(s) is visible.”
Post # 10
Why is this even a thing!? For God sakes put the sh*t in an evnvelope and send it … I think we make things way too hard! lol