(Closed) Outer and inner envelope question

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I thought the inner was lined but I could be wrong…I don’t think both needs to be lined tho, just one should do.

Post # 4
26 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

The inner one is lined I think! Read the other day that, back in the old days, footmen would deliver wedding invitations to the guests’ houses. The servants would open the outer envelope first and only give the master of the house the inner envelope (apparently the purpose of the outer envelope is to protect the inner envelope from getting banged up in transit) — so when considering this tradition, it would make sense that the inner envelope be lines because the “master of the house” would see the pretty envelope.

I have no footmen to speak of, sorry to say..would sure make the wedding process easier I’m sure!

Post # 6
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

@Starckln Very interesting! I never knew the history the liner. 

We lined both our inner and outer envelopes, more out of preference (and because I’m a masochist) than anything else. Not sure of the formal etiquette though!

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