What is an Outer Envelope and Do I Need One?

The outer envelope is just what the name suggests, an envelope that goes on the outside of an invitation. So, the invitation has two total invitations. An outer envelope can be used in modern stationery, but is often left out. Traditionally, the outer envelope was used before we had a true mailing system. Families would send invitations to their guests via horseback. Needless to say these invitations would travel through all of the elements, weather and nature itself to get to the guests. Outer envelopes would be used to protect the invitation and the envelope inside. When the person delivering the invitation arrived at the residence, he immediately removed the often stained and unsightly outer envelope and presented the guest with a pristine inner envelope and invitation!

So, in today’s world it is not really necessary. If you are traditional and really want one then definitely add them to your order. However, with the rise of colored and specialty envelopes, the outer/inner envelope has been replaced by just a mailing envelope.

If you are opting for an outer/inner envelope, be sure that you are addressing them correctly. The outer envelope would be completely addressed and the inner envelope would have the names of the guests invited. This is often an added cost with stationers so be weary when adding this to your order! AS with everything be sure to get everything your package includes in writing in the contract.

I hope this helps to clear up any questions about Outer Envelopes! If you have further questions you can always contact us at !



Natalie Henry-Charles

Pretty Peacock Paperie

Orlando Wedding Studio

IG: @PrettyPeacockPaperie




FREE Wedding Stationery Checklist

Planning your wedding can be really hard work! But not when you can stay super organized! SO, I have created a little freebie for all of my Pretty Peacocks! I also want my brides to be extremely educated and informed when they march into their stationery meetings. Keep in mind that your budget (usually 4-6% of your total budget) has to include all of these items. Many brides think they have X amount of dollars to spend on their invitations and then realize that they actually have to also include day-of and post-day-of stationery in that total! This can significantly change a budget. SO, take a moment decide what is important, what is not and base your purchases on what you think makes the most sense FOR YOU!

You can get the image from this post or, you can always email us: for the actual file!

Now, off you go into the beautiful world of paper!

Free Pretty Peacock Paperie Stationery Checklist

Shanna Damask Suite Now Available on Etsy!

In an effort to become more accessible to brides across America we will be expanding our Etsy shop over the next couple of months. We recently added a new design to the shop: Shanna Damask! This suite is a beautiful option for any couple planning a wedding. This invite is versatile with it’s classic yet modern take on a damask pattern. This invitation is a 3 layer invitation and the colors can be customized to your event. This suite comes with your invitation, RSVP, RSVP envelope and your mailing envelope. The entire suite is available on Etsy for 3.95 per suite.

We do not have minimums because we believe that each event is different and custom. Convo us today on Etsy for information about customizing Shanna Damask to your event’s needs!


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Thank you as always to Jessica Lynn of for the amazing and beautiful photos! You are truly talented and I look forward to our continued partnership!

We hope that you love this suite as much as we do! Keep your wedding look coordinated and ask us about matching table numbers, place cards, tags, stickers and Thank you cards!


Natalie Henry-Charles

Pretty Peacock Paperie

Orlando Wedding Studio



Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

So we did this photo shoot earlier this year at the one and only Bella Collina. The amazing Jenna of Jenna Michele Photography captured every beautiful detail of this shoot. The shoot was based on the Pantone color of the year: Radiant Orchid. Everything about this shoot was to die for! We had a vineyard theme to accentuate the beautiful Tuscan details of Bella Collina!

Take a look at the stationery we provided for this ultra high end vineyard stylized shoot! Pretty Peacock Paperie Vineyard Wedding Invitations

Pretty Peacock Paperie _ Vineyard Wedding Inspiration




Vineyard Wedding Inspiration by Pretty Peacock Paperie

Thank you again to Jenna Michele Photography for the ahhhhh-mazing photos! You are a true gem!





Pretty Peacock Paperie featured on Sweet Violet Bride!

This morning Pretty Peacock Paperie was featured on Sweet Violet Bride! We are in love with this shoot that Ashlie Shea of Weddings in the City put together. Heather Rice of Heather Rice Photography was the amazing photographer on this shoot! I love working with these ladies and I am always guaranteed a fun project!

The theme was glamping, Glamorous Camping! How neat is this concept!? To see the whole post go to:  

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Photographer: Heather Rice Photography / Equipment Rentals: All Things Vintage / Event Designer:Atmospheres Floral and Decor / Cake Designer: Bliss Pastry / Makeup Artist: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry & Hair Design Team / Transportation: Marbais Enterprises / Event Venue: Mission Inn Resort / Invitation Designer: Pretty Peacock Paperie / Event Planner: Weddings in the City / Submitted via Two Bright Lights




Pretty Peacock Paperie

Orlando Wedding Studio

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