Choosing An Envelope For Your Special Occasion

When you have a special occasion to buy for, everything has to be just right. From the food to the drink, to the ceremony to the invitations. You may be amazed how much there is to get right, I know I was when I got married! Finding those perfect finishing touches helps everything go smoothly and makes it a day to remember. Even something as seemingly simple as choosing envelopes or mini envelopes have a hundred different options. Let's have a look at how to choose an envelope for your special occasion.


You might not have considered the size of an envelope before, but you must have realised that there are many different sizes for a variety of different uses. A4 envelopes are perfect for documents whilst smaller envelopes are usually the perfect choice for greetings cards or invitations. Work out what size you require by considering how big the item is that you will be putting inside it. A top tip would be to not stuff the item in – choose a size that leaves a little space.


decorated envelope
Are you looking for something plain or do you want something a little more elegant? A birthday party may not require something fancy but an envelope containing a wedding invitation definitely needs to have some style to it. Also you can get personalised envelopes – these are perfect for any special occasion as you can use the name or names of the people the celebration is in aid of. You can also get different patterns or materials to make the design that touch more unique. There are some fantastic designs out there where the envelope has been cut in a certain way to make a beautiful pattern that instantly captures the attention.


Cut envelopes
The design will often tie into the theme – envelopes with a cut pattern are often used for engagement or wedding invitation envelopes. However, the word theme covers many other bases too – I’ve previously bought a wonderful collection of travel envelopes for sending letters to loved ones whilst away and I have also seen nature-themed and book-themed envelopes in the past. Choose a theme that ties in with the occasion you are celebrating, and the envelopes will surely capture the recipient’s attention.


coloured envelopes

You might think that white and light brown are the only colours of envelopes to choose from, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Envelopes come in a wide variety of colours – from the understated pastel pinks and blues to the vibrant in your face intensity of magentas, lime greens and sunshine yellows. If you truly want to capture the attention of your recipients, a coloured envelope may just be the way to go.

Once you have considered all of the above, you should have an idea of the type of envelope you need for your special occasion. Remember that the envelope is the first impression someone will get of your occasion, so it needs to be the perfect choice.

With plenty of envelopes to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to pick. However, with this handy guide, you should find picking the perfect envelope for your special occasion a breeze.

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