Choose an Envelope 1/8 – 1/4 Inch Larger than Your Card or Match A-Sizes
When making invitations, envelope sizing is an important factor to consider.
Watch this quick video and read below for some helpful tips on properly sizing your invitation and envelope set.
Avoid Headaches – Always Choose Invitation Envelopes First!
When making invitations, many are inclined to design their invitations first and worry about finding envelopes later. This is a very common mistake that should be avoided. Here’s why:
Cards are cut to order, but envelopes are made in standard industry sizes. Where invitations can easily be altered to fit into an envelope, an envelope can not be altered to accommodate an invitation. You do not want to spend hours designing invitations only to find out that proper envelopes for them do not exist. And if you are thinking custom made sizes, think again. Envelope converters typically require a several thousand envelope minimum for custom work.
Now that you know the importance of choosing envelopes first, learn how to choose the right size envelopes for your invitations.
Find that Perfect Fit
The guideline to the perfect fit is an envelope that is 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch larger than your card. This will allow plenty of room for your car(s) without excessive wiggle room that can make your presentation look sloppy.
Standard “A” Sizes Make it Easy
Standard “A” Sizes (A1, A2, A6, A7, etc.) are designated with an A followed by a number corresponds to specific card and envelope sizes.
For convenience & simplicity, a card and envelope with the same A size are designed to be paired together.
For example, A7 size cards and A7 size envelopes are the perfect fit:
- A7 card size: (5 1/8 x 7)
- A7 envelope size: (5 1/4 x 7)
No measuring required; all you have to know with A sizes is that if the numbers match, the card and envelope sizes match – easy!
We designed this handy chart of LCI Paper Standard Envelope Sizes. This should help simplify the process on pairing our cards and envelopes.