(Closed) PLEASE tell me this isn’t a faux pas…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

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
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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 # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
112 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 13
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

yah my rsvp cards were just postcards and they were not the standard size but it worked out okay

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