Bella Figura

Postage & Addressing

Digital Envelope Addressing

Make sure your envelopes arrive in style by taking advantage of our digital envelope addressing service. We’ll send you a template with a helpful how-to guide for you to fill out with your guests’ addresses and you’ll see a digital proof of the design before we print. We can match your fonts to your invitations for a perfectly coordinated look, too. Need help with addressing etiquette?

Digital Envelope Addressing Colors

We can print small design elements to complement your address text, but advise against motifs with large areas of ink coverage. Please note that our digital addressing ink colors, while close, can look different than the corresponding digital or letterpress inks.

  • White
  • Black
  • Dark Gray
  • Charcoal
  • Pewter
  • Cinder
  • Taupe
  • Espresso
  • Antique Gold
  • Toast
  • Umber
  • Olive
  • Hunter
  • Spruce
  • Acadia
  • Garden
  • Vine
  • Holly
  • Myrtle
  • Jade
  • Caribbean
  • Calypso
  • Mineral
  • Stone
  • Deep Blue
  • Chambray
  • Pastel Blue
  • Cobalt
  • Royal Blue
  • Navy
  • Denim
  • Prussian Blue
  • Regalia
  • Blackberry
  • Aubergine
  • Raspberry
  • Currant
  • Marsala
  • Rosebud
  • Old Rose
  • Pastel Pink
  • Fuchsia
  • Bright Pink
  • Cherry
  • Deep Red
  • Cardinal
  • Ruby
  • Coral
  • Flamingo
  • Nutmeg
  • Mesa
  • Goldenrod

Hand Calligraphy Addressing

Let the most talented calligraphers in this world hand letter each of your guest’s addresses. Choose the calligraphy style that’s the perfect complement to your wedding invitation: from modern to classical, from flourished to a little wild. Learn more about the calligraphers we work with (and how you can work with them, too!).

Postage

Before purchasing postage, we recommend taking the final set to your local post office and asking them to determine the correct stamps(s) based on the dimensions, weight, and thickness of the finished set (see recommendations for mailing your invitations below).

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Recommendations for mailing your invitations

The two most important things to remember when mailing via USPS:

  • Purchase postage for mailing oversize “flats,” using the First Class Mail Flat rate.
  • Hand over to a postal official in person for hand-cancelling—never drop into mail slots or mail boxes.

Our F-8 invitation envelopes should be considered oversize “flats” by the USPS which means they shouldn’t ever fall into the “letter” category. Some post offices mistakenly use First Class Mail Letter rate instead of the First Class Mail Flat rate. Regardless of envelope size, mailing as “flats” should ensure that the post office will handle a thick envelope more delicately—reducing the risk of damage or rupturing.

When envelopes don’t have proper postage or are not handed off to a clerk, they can go through different sorting equipment that can cause problems. Bear in mind that different post offices may give inconsistent guidance on how to handle thick envelopes. We recommend you stress the importance of these guidelines for all mailings.

Mailing Services

Bella Figura can coordinate the mailing if you are also using our Envelope Addressing services. We assemble the pieces together, apply postage, and deliver safely to the post office. For pricing, please see Assembly and mailing in Shipping of our Pricing.