Websites that offer wedding envelopes have become a hot topic in the last year, with many consumers increasingly frustrated by the time it takes to purchase an item.
Envelopes are also seen as the next logical step to the purchase of a new home, with some consumers looking for the easiest way to purchase a home.
However, a new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that the vast majority of Americans, including 70% of those ages 18 to 34, do not want to buy an envelope.
Pew Research also found that only about half of millennials (51%) would buy an expensive, expensive-looking envelope.
According to the survey, 77% of Americans are either not willing to pay more for a nice envelope, or don’t think they can afford it.
The survey found that 61% of adults who have had to pay for an envelope say that the price of the item is too high, while another 26% said that they would not be willing to spend $1,000 on an envelope that they could not afford.
Only 37% of millennials said that their parents would be proud to receive a beautiful gift in the mail, and 25% said they would be embarrassed by receiving a wedding gift that they do not like.
The survey also found a similar divide in how Americans perceive their ability to purchase envelopes.
More than half of Americans (55%) said that a box of envelopes is not too hard to get, while just 34% said it is not.
More than six in 10 millennials (62%) said they do make it their goal to buy one, while only 29% of baby boomers said the same.
The study also found significant differences in how many people are willing to shell out money to purchase wedding envelopedes.
Nearly half of those who are willing said they have spent more than $100 for an item, while a majority of those that do not are willing spend $10 or less.
Those in the 50-64 age bracket are the least likely to shell it out, with only about a third of millennials willing to buy $10,000 or more for an individual envelope.
More broadly, the survey found a clear divide in the cost of buying an envelope, with most Americans willing to have an envelope purchased for $100 or less, while about two-thirds of those between 18 to 29 say that they will spend more than the recommended price for an envelop.
The Pew Research study was conducted from February 27 to March 1, 2018 among a national sample of 1,000 adults.
The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.