Wedding Invitation Envelope Advice
Do I have to pay extra postage for my wedding invitation?
As of this writing, any envelope that is larger than 6 1/8" x 11 1/2" will require additional postage. Keep this in mind when selecting your wedding invitation size and corresponding envelope. Also note that some non-standard envelopes, such as square envelopes require additional postage. We encourage you to check out the postage regulations yourself in case there have been any changes at USPS.com.
What is the size of a standard wedding invite envelope?
Wedding invitation envelopes come in a wide range of sizes. We recommend A6 for wedding invitations. However, all the other sizes work just as well. Most wedding invitation envelopes are announcement style envelopes - these have a square verses pointy flap. In the chart below are the sizes of announcement envelopes.
Where can I get wedding invitation envelopes?
Below are some links to stores that carry announcement style envelopes that can be used for wedding invitations. Generally envelopes come in boxes of 250.
The Paper Mill Store
The other great thing about The Paper Mill Store is that once you select the envelope you like, generally, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, it will have the matching papers displayed.
Kelly Paper or Xpedx
One great thing about Neenah paper is that you can order samples of paper, generally for free - although you do have to pay for the shipping. The samples are a great way to make sure you like the look and feel of the envelope before ordering an entire pack.
Your Local Printer
Hobby / Craft Stores
What is an outer envelope versus an inner envelope?
Traditionally, an outer envelope is used for the postal address and an inner envelope for hand writing the names of whom are invited. Outer envelopes are a traditional part of wedding invitation sets, but are not required. Learn more about outer and inner envelopes.