Invitation Envelopes By Size
Find The Right Envelope Size For Your Invitation
- Invitation Envelopes By Size
The most popular size for response envelopes, (A1) 3 5/8 x 5 1/8 envelopes accommodate (A1) 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 cards. They're also great for note and thank you cards.
(A2) 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 envelopes are made for 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) or quarter fold cards. Shop hundreds of colorful A2 envelopes for reply cards, note cards, greeting cards, stationery, and more.
Not too big, not too small, (A6) 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch envelopes are perfect for housing 4 x 6 photos, cards, invitations, save the dates, and more. Choose from all kinds of fun colors and finishes and order blank or professionally printed.
One of the most popular invitation envelope sizes, (A7) 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 envelopes fit standard 5 x 7 cards and come in a huge variety of colors, finishes, and styles.
Slightly larger than a standard A7, A7.5 envelopes measure 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Use as a stand-alone outer invitation envelope or coupled with it's corresponding A7 for a contemporary double envelope option.
A8 envelopes measure 5 1/2 x 8 1/8 and accommodate 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 (A8) cards. Choose from several finishes and use for invites and stationery designs of all sorts.
The envelope size you need for those half fold cards, A9 envelopes measure 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 and are made for 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (A9) cards, invitations, and correspondence.
Measuring 6 x 9 1/2 inches, A10 invitation envelopes are large, distinguished, and sure to stand out in a mailbox. Choose from a collection of colors and finishes ranging from classic to contemporary.
Timeless in style, 5 7/16 x 7 7/8 (a.k.a "jumbo") envelopes are offered in white and cream, linen and smooth, and feature a pointed flap. They're perfect for invitations just a bit larger or bulkier than your average 5 x 7.
6 x 8 1/4 baronial flap envelopes (or "tiffany" as LCI staff says) are also a timeless choice - white and cream, pointed flap, heavy weight, perfect for elegant invitations of all sorts.
FAQs - Invitation Envelopes By SizeAsk Us A Question
How do I determine the proper envelope size for my invitations?
It is a good rule of thumb to choose an envelope that is 1/8 to 1/4 inch larger than your invitation card. This will allow your invitation to fit in your envelope easily without allowing too much wiggle room. For more information, please view the following video:
Standard Envelope Sizes: How to Find the Right Size Envelope for your Invitation
What is the most popular invitation envelope size?
Though there is no most popular wedding envelope size, the following two are certainly up there!
That being said, LCI offers an extensive variety of standard and not so standard envelope sizes to house your invitations, so the choice is yours. However, we highly recommend that whatever size you choose, that you choose it first. This way you can be sure that there is a suitable mailing envelope available for your invitations before you design them.
What size envelope is the most economical to mail?
The price of postage varies with the shape and size of your envelope as well as the weight of invitation ensemble. A general rule of thumb is to avoid unusually shaped envelopes and to keep the weight of your invitation low. For more tips, view the following video:
Do you sell 5x7 envelopes? I don't see the size listed.
We do not sell 5x7 envelopes, exactly. It is common for customers ask for 5x7 envelopes for 5x7 cards, but what they really need is a slightly larger 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 (A7) envelope. This size we do sell.
If my invitation is very thick do I need a larger envelope?
The more you put into an invitation envelope, the more the sides bow out, and the less accommodating the envelope becomes. Envelopes are made to accommodate all of the extra cards and embellishments that are often included in invitations, so in most cases you can choose an envelope that is just 1/8 to 1/4 inch larger than your largest card.
Do keep in mind that extra stuffed envelopes will require special attention in sealing. For more information, please view the following:
What is the smallest size RSVP envelope that the post office will accept/send?
The most common response envelope size, and the smallest accepted by the United States Postal Service is (A1) 3 5/8 x 5 1/8.
I would like to make an invitation that fits into an A10 envelope. Do you offer A10 cards or do they have to be custom cut?
A10 invitation envelope and card sizes are less common than A9. Although we carry a limited selection of A10 envelopes, we do not carry any A10 cards (5 7/8 x 9 1/4). You could order (A9) 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cards or take advantage of our custom card cutting services. Please get in touch with us for details and pricing.
Do you offer double envelopes for 5x7 cards?
Yes, we offer a couple of double wedding envelope options for 5x7 invitations: