Archive for February, 2010

Protect the pretty paper

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When it comes to wedding invitations, there are so many choices to make and it all adds up quickly. A lot of brides ask if inner and outer envelopes are worth the cost. While it is not necessary, I do think that it adds a certain elegance to be able to open your gorgeous invitation untarnished.

The origin of the outer envelope came from when invitations were delivered by hand. The purpose of the outer envelope protect the invitation from weather and handling. I’ve posted this picture of an invitation from my wedding that made it to Australia and back again. This is a great example of the benefits of an outer envelope. Look at the wear and tear on it! It kind a broke my heart a little to see what the invitation went through after all that hard work.

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If you do decide to forgo the outer envelope, I would highly recommend using an envelope liner to at least thicken the envelope. And it’s pretty of course!