If you’d like to save time and energy — and let’s be honest, stress! — on your wedding, here’s a suggestion: get wedding invitations with addressed envelopes! This is something I think every couple should do, as it takes just a little extra time initially and the results are beautiful.
When bride-to-be, Alissa, wrote us with this question, we knew it was a great time to address it. She wants to know if you have to hand-address or can get envelopes printed with your guest addresses. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline Bride! I’m picking out my invitations and I know that some places offer addressed envelopes with them. However, are invites supposed to be hand-addressed, or can they be printed? Thanks for your help!”
Wedding Invitations with Addressed Envelopes
We discussed how important it is to hand-address your envelopes, but it is not the only option. In the past, “traditional” etiquette dictated that invitations should have addressed envelopes by hand.
However, in answer to your question, modern etiquette dictates it is perfectly acceptable to have envelopes addressed through printing, as long as it is neatly done printed onto the envelope itself (not on a label like this).
If you have ever addressed envelopes by hand, you may know how time-consuming it really is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do it if you don’t want to… but if you aren’t keen on hand-addressing your envelopes, get them printed instead.
If you order your wedding invitations on Minted, you’ll actually receive FREE addressed envelopes with your invitations. All you have to do is enter the names and addresses of your guests, which is easy to input and save in your profile, and poof! Your envelopes will arrive addressed and with guests’ names already printed on them. All you have to do is assemble your invitations, add proper wedding postage, and bring them to your post office.
It really doesn’t get easier!
And these aren’t your typical standard (read: boring) envelopes. They’re high-quality, nice-to-the-touch envelopes with ornate printing, themed to coordinate with the invitation style you’ve selected. You can even add upgrades like envelope liners, sticker wraps, wax seals, and more for a one-of-a-kind presentation.
Elegant Envelope Liners
Here is one example of a complete invitation suite named “Eternity Suite” with an envelope liner, along with printing on the front. This set is by Michelle Taylor.
These green wreath wedding invitations feature a hint of greenery and a stylish, minimalist design. By Lori Wemple.
If eucalyptus is part of your wedding tablescape, include themed invitations with addressed envelopes like these by Shannon Chen featuring stunning silver dollar eucalyptus leaves.
Succulent Wedding Invitations with Addressed Envelopes
If succulents are on your radar, check out these invitations featuring succulent motifs on addressed envelopes.
You can even get a matching wedding website, free!
Ahhh, I love these shimmer foil invitations! The matching envelopes are so stylish. Other colors are available if mauve isn’t your style. By Lori Wemple.
In conclusion, printed envelopes are a fantastic alternative to hand-addressing your envelopes. These printed envelopes are available for free with your order of wedding invitations here.
Browse more designs here at Minted!
On to you: are you going to buy wedding invitations with addressed envelopes included, or hand-address your own? There’s no right or wrong way to do it: it depends on your own unique style! Tell us in the comment box below.
This is a post in collaboration with Minted.