(Closed) Invitation Stuffing Etiquette Help!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Commenting to follow…I have a while until mine go out but I have this question as well.

Post # 3
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I forget exactly but as we had ordered oura from a stationer she explained it. Do you know any stationers? 😉

Post # 4
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Cuvier Park/ La Jolla, CA

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Monk6552:  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 # 5
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Cuvier Park/ La Jolla, CA

Post # 6
11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
2266 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Monk6552:  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
2689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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

Post # 11
273 posts
Helper bee


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