(Closed) No Inner Envelope? Confused!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can get away doing it without, but if you want to, go buy them. Not a necessity tho!

Post # 4
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You may want to buy a pack just to be safe. Never hurts to cover all your bases.

Post # 6
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I made belly bands instead, and just put the names on the outside of the belly bands.  You can pretty much make them out of anything.  And I think they looked cuter than inner envelopes.  And weigh less for mailing purposes.

Post # 7
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The only reason that inner envelopes existed in the first place was because any correspondence was hand delivered in any weather and was usually battered by the time it arrived at its destination (no different than it is today really but appearances were taken more seriously then). The invite or letter was then given to the servants of the household who disposed of the outer envelope and handed a clean inner envelope to the head of the household to open, with no idea whatsoever what it went through in transit. Since most people today really don’t care about appearances (within reason) and such things are not considered significant enough to get upset over, people are starting to do away with outer envelopes, especially since they are becoming more environmentally friendly. Just because a tree was cut down for an extra envelope does not require you to use it.

That said, just write on the outside of the one envelope what you would on the outside if there were two included. Guests will figure out who is invited based on the names listed.

Post # 8
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We skipped the inner envelopes, we just put the invited names on the outer envelope and were done with it.  Definitely one tradition that we were willing to lose by that point.

Post # 9
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can just address them formally and add invited children’s names underneath.


The Johnson Family (meaning everyone is invited)


Mr and Mrs Johnson
Matt and Suzy

Post # 10
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I used only outer envelopes, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Doe, Ms. Doe, or The Doe Family. My RSVPs had ___ number of seats on it and no one was confused at all.

Post # 12
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@vannegurl: how did you do the rsvp cards with the # of seats reserved line? do you have an example i can see?

Post # 13
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We do not have Inner envelopes. I have addressed our outer envelopes like this:

Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Smith

or Mr. Michael Smith and guest

For families, list the children on the next line

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith

Adam and Samantha

123 Pleasant Lane

Pleasantville, CA 12345


@coffeekitty: Our RSVP card have a sentence that says “_____ seats have been reserved in your honor” We will write in the # for each invite before they are sent out.

Post # 14
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not doing innrer envelopes because we have pocketfolds.  Just write out who you are inviting on the outer envelope.

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