Soon to Be Mrs.
Devoted October 2014

black envelopes

Soon to Be Mrs., on April 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 12
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Has any one had any issues with mailing black envelopes? I would like to use them for both the invitation and RSVP cards.

I was on hold with USPS for over 20 minutes and decided to just hang up without clarification.

I understand that some people find black to be morbid or inappropriate but I personally think that the black envelopes will look very nice. Plus, If you feel otherwise please keep your opinion to yourself! =]

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Latest activity by Michelle, on October 20, 2021 at 6:28 PM
  • Ashley
    VIP April 2015
    Ashley ·
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    I don't see why you would have issues nailing black envelopes. You can mail flip flops on their own as long as there's an address and postage. Just make sure they're labeled clearly and correct postage.

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    Master September 2014
    Now I'm Mrs_M ·
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    I don't know why you'd have an issue using black envelopes?

    Just make sure the addresses are written in a legible colored ink and you should be fine.

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  • Courtney
    VIP September 2014
    Courtney ·
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    I plan to use black envelopes (invitations are black and gold) with gold ink for the addresses and hadn't thought anything about there being a problem with mailing them.

    I am however, having a problem FINDING black envelopes! Where are you getting yours from?

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  • Future Mrs.Whitaker
    VIP August 2014
    Future Mrs.Whitaker ·
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    That sounds cool! Smiley smile

    On a side note...I hate calling USPS. I have to regularly for my job and I despise it.

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  • Aftan
    Super May 2014
    Aftan ·
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    Envelopes.com...I went with white envelopes with the black liner...but they have all kinds of sizes, colors and thickness. I believe there is even a tab specifically for wedding invite envelopes

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  • Wendy
    Super August 2014
    Wendy ·
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    I'm doing dark brown and just sent a test run through the mail with no problem. Hoping they don't give me any issues when sending a large amount at a time.

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  • Kimberly
    Devoted May 2014
    Kimberly ·
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    From what I have heard is black envelopes can't go through the automated mail process (the bar codes/machine sort) so their delivery may delayed a bit. But other than that as long as it is readable it should be delivered just fine.

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  • SandM
    VIP August 2014
    SandM ·
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    I used dark brown envelopes and I didn't get any returned Smiley smile

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  • Meg
    Devoted May 2014
    Meg ·
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    I used black envelopes addressed with white ink for my rehearsal dinner invites. No problems mailing them - took them in person to have them weighed and the postal clerk didn't say anything about the color.

    ETA- bought them at Paper Source.

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  • Tiki Bird
    Expert May 2016
    Tiki Bird ·
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    As long as it's legible, any color is fine. What USPS really cares about is odd sizes, rounded corners, and protrusions/bumps which all make letters unmachinable.

    BTW, for those looking for sources try Paper Presentation and Cards & Pockets.

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    Just Said Yes January 2022
    Stephanie ·
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    AMAZON has them! With gold inserts and/or gold trim!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Envelopemall.com has them. Black is an elegant color and commonly seen in the mailbox. Make sure you use a metallic gel pen that shows up. Silver and gold are good for this.
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