Where can I find black envelopes for wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on August 1, 2013

I need to purchase black envelopes for my wedding invitations. I’d like to have at least the return address pre-printed to save time.

I also need coordinating response card envelopes.

No clue where to find them! Any suggestions?

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Darkar August 1, 2013 at 4:25 am

You’re going to have a hard time. Very special printers are needed to print on black paper. The ‘white’ you normally see is from the paper and any light colours (if you look closely) are just dark coloured spots with spots with no colour (the white paper) beside them making it appear to be a light colour.

Here are black envelopes- we bought some similar ones in dark purple from here. We had to write all the addresses on with a gold metalic pen. White pencil crayon also works.


lisaclara August 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

Listen, the most important thing – the #1 consideration with your wedding invitations is that they be readable and mailable. Black envelopes are not the right choice because it looks so unprofessional to slap labels on wedding invitations. They need to be printed. You’re not going to get a mailable, easily readable invite using black envelopes. That is why most places do not sell them. The standard white envelopes with the black printed on or embossed makes sense because it increases the chances of the invite getting to it’s destination and on time. That’s why you don’t put a difficult to read font on your envelopes as well. I would do white envelopes with a black liner if you have chosen a black invite. Every reputable shop that I know of will not do black envelopes. If you want it to look classy and professional, just don’t. If your heart is that set on black you are going to have to make your own envelopes. You get the paper from a scrapbook store and then use a template to cut out the right sizes. The thing is wedding invites these days come in so many different sizes that you need the custom sized envelopes that go with them not just whatever you can find in a paper store. One idea is to buy just a sample of envelopes from the place where your invites are being printed and then make templates from those. But, then you’re going to need to buy special glue sticks that are made for crafting and won’t pucker the envelopes when you glue them shut.


iloveweddings August 1, 2013 at 5:01 am

Don’t go with all black. You will need to print or label these in white so that they can be read by the post office. Very hard to do.

Get some white envelopes with a black design in the corner if you are wanting a white/black theme, but don’t go with all black. These are very hard for the post office to read and may end up all coming back to you.


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