Having unique wedding invitations doesn’t have to just refer to the invites themselves.  Why not start with the outside which is what your family and friends will see first when they arrive in their mailboxes.

Here are a few creative ways you can make the outside of your mailing piece as unique as your wedding invitations…

  • Size – There are so many different designs from which to choose that can also include different sizes such as tea length and square.  Whatever the invitation’s dimensions, the mailing envelope will be sized accordingly to reflect the unique size and shape.
Unique Wedding Invitations Vintage Pearls and Lace

Vintage Pearls and Lace Invitation

  • Self-Mailing Style – Choosing this style actually eliminates a separate mailing envelope altogether.  Commonly known as seal n send wedding invitations, this all-in-one style is conveniently designed to fold up into its own self-mailing piece.  A response postcard is attached to the invitation along a perforation for easy removal and return by your guests again without a separate envelope.  Since it’s folded and sealed, the ready-to-mail piece will actually show the back side of the invitation printed with the design you chose making it a truly unique piece of mail.
Seal n Send Wedding Invitations Lacy Rustic

Lacy Rustic Seal n Send Invitation

  • Color – With certain designs, you may be presented with the option of choosing colored inner and/or outer envelopes in place of the standard white for an additional charge.  You can make your color selection from the choices listed to match your invitation design.  A more recent trend has some designs including the outer envelope made from kraft paper.  Color is sure to bring attention to your invitation mailing.
Unique Wedding Invitations Flowery Boho

Flowery Boho Invitation

  • Decorative Seals – To add a special touch to the outside of your invitation mailing piece, a decorative seal can be placed on the back of the envelope giving the appearance that it is sealing the flap down.  For seal and send invitations, the seals are included since they really do seal the invitation for mailing.  When purchasing your own decorative seals, you’ll find many design choices from monograms to first names to specific themes.
Decorative Seals Love Seal

Love Seal

  • Custom Wedding Postage Stamps – Creating your own personalized wedding stamps is another creative option for mailing your wedding invitations.  You can choose to upload your favorite photo or select a ready-to-use wedding design just adding your names and wedding date.  Another great way to reflect your own personal style.

Today’s couples are eager to add their own personal touches to all aspects of their wedding.  So why not make the mailing of your unique wedding invitations a little more special using any of the above ideas to start building your guests’ excitement even before they open them.

When it comes to mailing your wedding invitations, be sure to keep these tips in mind…

  1. Be sure you have a return address either printed or handwritten on the outside of your invitation envelope, preferably on the back flap. This will ensure any undeliverable invitations will be returned to you by the Post Office.
  2. Take one of your assembled and ready-to-send wedding invitations to be weighed at the Post Office to make sure you affix the correct amount of postage.
  3. To save both time and your tongue, be sure to purchase self-adhesive stamps. The Post Office will have several styles for you to choose from or you may want to create your own custom photo or wedding stamps through an online retailer. You can choose an already designed stamp or simply upload a favorite photo to share with guests as part of your invitation mailing. Many times you also have the option of adding your names and/or wedding date.
  4. If you are enclosing a response card with your invitation, make sure you placed a postage stamp on the return envelope as a convenience to your guests.  For a response postcard, there is no envelope so a postcard stamp goes directly on the card itself.
  5. Mail all of your wedding invitations directly at a Post Office about 4 to 8 weeks prior to your wedding date, maybe even sooner if you are having a destination or holiday wedding.
Mailing Wedding Invitations Wrapped in Floral

Wrapped in Floral Invitation

Wedding return address labels may seem minor but are actually an important part of mailing your wedding invitations.  Here’s why…

If the Post Office is unable to deliver any of your invitations, attaching return address labels will ensure those envelopes are returned back to you or whomever is listed on the return labels.

In the absense of a pre-printed return address, they can be placed in that same center area of the back envelope flap.

Because there are so many designs of wedding return address labels, you can choose a wedding specific design as pictured above or you can keep it more classic with simple labels like these.  The theme of your wedding or invitations may even influence your chosen label design.