Post # 1
I started addressing our invitations prematurely, while I was still working on their contents, and I’m now starting to suspect that I will need an outer envelope. I was hoping not to use one for environmental reasons, but if the post office won’t take them, as is, would it look horrible to have the inner envelopes fully addressed, as well? Agh! I hope not, because if so, my only option is to start over on about half of my invitations.
Post # 3
I’m not sure why you would need one? Nowadays, many people are skipping the inner envelope (I only had one because it was just part of the invitations I bought) and it does save paper, which is a reason why many people forgoe them. Is there any reason in particular why you think you may need one?
Post # 4
I didn’t do inner/outer envelopes. What a pain! I just took my invitation, stuffed it into A10 envelopes (i had long skinny invites) and took it to the Post Office. I actually mailed myself one JUST to be sure it’d arrive safely. Mine just used the Forever Stamps.
I know theyr’e more "formal" but they weigh more, they cost more, and I think they’re unnecessary. No Faux Pax in my book!
Post # 5
What did you do when you started writing out the addresses that makes you think the post office won’t take them as is?
Post # 6
I bought an invitation kit from Michael’s and ended up having to buy larger outer envelopes because the ones that came with the kit had looses edges that couldn’t be glued down. We didn’t know they could not go through the Post Office machines with the original envelope until all of them were addressed and we took them in to get them weighed and to buy stamps. Grrrrr. 🙁 Anyway, all of our invites were fully addressed (sender and receiver addresses) and so were the outside envelopes. No worries! No one will even notice!
Post # 7
Definitely not a major faux pas. I’d stop addressing now though and take one completed invite to the post office to get an answer on if they can send them as is.
Post # 8
1) It’s definately not a faux pas. =)
2) Why won’t the Post Office take them as is? Does everything not all fit in the same envelope?
Post # 9
Thanks for your input, everyone! I’ll stop stressing out now. My invitations have been a practice in accepting imperfections thus far, so why stop now? 😉
I got the Paper Source Petal envelopes with the assumption that I could just use a seal to hold the four petals folded in place.
I think it would still have too many edges that could get caught. Shoot!
Post # 10
OOooh, yes you do need an outer envelope for those.
You could do vellum envelopes though if you wish. They look kinda cool in my opinion. Get the pearlescent vellum from papersandmore.com though, it’s soOoo cool!
Post # 11
It says on the papersource website that they can be mailed with just a website. Why don’t you send a test one to yourself to see how it works out?
Post # 12
Great advice! I’ll try mailing myself one tomorrow, and then if it doesn’t work, vellum envelopes would show the addresses that I already wrote on the petal envelopes! Perfect!
Post # 13
yah my rsvp cards were just postcards and they were not the standard size but it worked out okay