(Closed) What Color Envelope for Our STD's?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2685 posts
Sugar bee

I like the idea of getting black & white twine and doing a red envelope.  The red would be a nice pop of color against the invites.

Post # 5
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with bleisteel, that would look really nice and it would pop.

Post # 6
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think a Red Envelope with a simple clean White Label would look nice… and Red because it ties into the red & white twine (wouldn’t change that out).


Use a White Envelope… with an Old Fashioned Red Bordered Mailing Label or Sticker…


And if you want to make them even more creative, and tie-in (lol pun intended) the elments from your Save-The-Date Cards then add a fee drawn line bow in red permanent ink somewhere on the envelope or the label… (two loops, a knot circle, and then the two ties hanging done… something like this, but just one continuous line… sorry cannot find a pic)

Hope this helps,

PS… Keep in mind that having the Baker’s / Butcher’s Twine, on your STD it going to add bulk to your envelope and therefore COULD add to the cost of mailing them… not only because of weight, but also due to the fact that the envelopes will have to be hand sorted and not go thru the regular post office machinery (otherwise they could jam, get crumpled, torn etc).  Talk to your post office for more info.


Post # 8
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wrapped my invites in bakers twine and when I handed it to the post office worker she immediately felt it through the envelope and asked what it was. I ended up paying for 66 cents in order for them to be hand stamped and non-machine. They warned me they could get torn apart because of the twine. I had zero problem with them and, as far as I know, only had 2 get lost/eaten by their machine.

Post # 10
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Coral99:  I know only b/c I invited a friend to the shower and then mentioned something about the invites on FB and she said she hadn’t received it and she lives local and should’ve received it 2 weeks prior. The other is my FSIL’s mother who is also local and I heard she never got it. There could be others, but based on the return we’ve gotten and people we’ve heard from, I don’t think there are. The twine was only wrapped around once and tied in a bow in the front. Not sure of the weight of the paper.

This post is what freaked me out about the whole thing and I actually messaged the girl who works at the post office asking her for advice. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/post-office-ruining-my-invites#axzz2PJRpza00

Post # 12
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

This is very unimaginative of me, but I like the turquoise that’s in the background of that picture, so I think turqoise envelopes would look very nice!

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