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Wedding Traditions: Should I Mail My Wedding Invitations in Two Envelopes?

Is it overkill to mail your wedding invite in a double envelope?

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Some wedding traditions make us scratch our heads and wonder where they came from — and why we even continue to do them. Here’s one example...

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “I’m choosing my wedding invitations, which will be mailed by my parents as the hosts of the wedding. Unfortunately, Mom and I are already at odds — she insists that the invitation, which is inside its own envelope, be placed inside a bigger envelope with the guests’ addresses written on them. I think this is silly and wasteful. Can you help?”

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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