Now that you have collected all of the items listed on our wedding invitation check list the next step is to actually mail out your wedding invitations. So you sit down and you open your wedding invitation sets and realize that there are two sets of envelopes. What the heck are these? What’s the difference between an inner and outer envelope? Not to mention do you have write the address on both? Which one gets a stamp?
Before you freak out take a step back and breathe. These are common questions that every bride asks. So to make your life easier we went ahead and answered two of the most commonly asked questions:
- Why is there an inner and outer envelope for wedding invitations
- How to address wedding invitations (both the inner and outer envelope)
Why is there an inner and outer envelope for wedding invitations?
Inner Envelope – This envelope holds all the pieces of the invite. The actual invitation, the RSVP card & envelope, reception information, etc. This envelope is typically smaller and not gummed. The idea is that the envelope should not be ripped open.
Outer Envelope – This envelope is for mailing purposes. This is where you will put your postage stamp. The idea is that this envelope acts as a barrier to the nicer inner envelope and protects the invitation from tearing when the recipient unseals it.
How to address both the inner and outer envelope?
Using the article Kate wrote back in October (How to Address an Envelope) we created this easy to follow chart on how you should address both the inner and outer wedding envelope depending on the recipients.
Make sure you check back for more wedding themed blog post to help you during your wedding planning process.
Oh yeah, and congrats!