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MDC Designs specializes in Wedding Invitations and Bar & Bat Mitzvah invitations we offer everything from custom design, to DIY invitations as well as our own line of invitations which can be personalized to suit any occasion.
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Invitation Envelopes

Shopping at one of my favourite paper stores the other day I saw 3 customers who were trying to find envelopes for the DIY invites they had created. None of them was having much luck.

Just like with those customers, envelopes are usually the last thing most people think about when planning their invites, but maybe it should be one of the first.

Here are some things you may want to consider about your envelopes before you create your invites.

Size:  There are two important questions about size.

What envelope sizes exist?  You need to know this so that you don’t create an invitation that won’t be able to fit into any regular size envelope.  Picking a unique size may also limit your style choices of envelopes

What are the postal service rules?  Do they meet minimum size?  A cake company who recently started offering invites ran into this size problem.  They created a line of invites where all the RSVP cards were too small to be mailed.  You also want to check if your envelope size will be oversize to account for extra postage. 

Colours:  What colours are available? It can be very difficult to match most colours if not using the same brand, even white has many different shades.  Also, certain colours are often only available in the most common sizes.

Addressing: Can you print the size on your printer?  Is there enough of a contrast between the printed address and the envelope colour?  You may need to consider labels.

Are envelopes the most important part of your invite?  No, but remember it is the first thing that people see of your invite and you don’t want it to detract from the beauty of the invitation that you have spent so many hours creating. 

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Inner Envelopes, what are they - and do you need them?

An inner envelope is a second envelope slightly smaller than the outer.  It holds your invite, rsvp card and any other inserts and is then slipped inside the outer envelope.

So, do you need inner envelopes?  Probably not.  Inner envelopes used to have reason for their use.  Letters used to be carried by horseback along dusty roads and the outer envelope would be in terrible condition when they arrived at their destination.  Inner envelopes allowed servants to remove the filthy envelope and hand a pristine one to the recipient.

Luckily our mail system has improved since those days, so most contemporary invitation designers (including MDC Designs) sell their designs with only one envelope (inner envelopes are available by request).  This allows us to cut down on costs for our clients.  Plus, it is better for the environment, using less paper and creating less waste.


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A great way to save time and stress not to mention envelopes, is to take advantage of our envelope printing service.  For a small cost your envelopes can be ready to go when you receive your invitations.  Printed with the lettering style of your invitation, these envelopes help to create a beautiful co-ordinated set.