I know you have probably been looking around for a while at the various options for inviting your guests to the wedding.
It can be a bit overwhelming when you see so many different ideas, how would it all work with what you NEED for your wedding though?
You really just need to know what you are looking at will be suitable, don’t you?
Let’s take a look at Pocketfolds, for a minute.
- They are kind of like a ‘folder’, of the most beautiful sort, with a pocket to keep all your additional information safe.
- They will often have a beautifully decorated ‘flap’ or enclosure of some kind, which is even more exciting because you can’t even guess what it might look like inside.
- There are lots of different layouts and ways to present the first peek of your special day, and when guests receive them, they are certain to be thinking a lot more about your wedding.
Rather than ‘just’ a card (there is nothing wrong with sending these, if they are well made!) the additional info cards can then be kept to one side when the gorgeous keepsake has been tidied away (which will happen eventually, I’m sorry to say). The pocket is perfect to store the info cards, which might have the following information on them:
- An RSVP card
- A Gift List
- Menu card/Response to Menu requests
- Venue Booking information
- Directions (I am finding this one less and less nowadays, with just a postcode being enough for most people – although if the reception is held somewhere other than the wedding venue, it can come in useful)
- Additional information about Music choices for the reception, transport options, flight details if getting married overseas.
Looking at that list you might now be thinking Whaaaat? How many inserts? But you won’t need all of them, you might not even want to have a gift list (I often find this with my couples, but once the lovely poems available to choose from are read at an appointment this can change too) and I always say to my couples there is no MUST include. And I always suggest printing on both sides, which can help save unnecessary inserts and postage costs – it all adds up!
Your choices for all of these are going to be quite personal to you, depending on what you have for your wedding.
The thing about Pocketfold style invitations is they are such a nice neat way to send all the information, and your guests will undoubtedly feel like you really want them there, having gone to all the trouble of having invitations like these made specially.
When you get one of these sent to you it really does feel very special – I received one myself, for a friend’s wedding a few years ago – I had actually made it as well so that was a bit surreal but there you go. It really was a lovely thing to get from the postie instead of a bill!
I’m perhaps a little bit biased as pocketfolds tend to be the style of invite I make the most. But I think that says a lot about how popular they are.
They are beautiful, practical and perfectly neat all at once. They can be personalised, to match in with your colour scheme and any themes you might have too – What a great way to announce to your friends and loved ones that you are tying the knot and you would love them to be there!
I hope you find this helpful. If you are still puzzling over your invites why not check out this post about how to prioritise your invites and stationery….. and of course, there is plenty more to come!
TTFN, Jacqui x