Post # 1
I know this sounds stupid – but….I have flat invitations – a big flat card for the actual invitation then a couple small cards with details about the reception/directions and the RSVP card.
When I put them into the envelope (we are doing just one envelope not an inner envelope)….should I have all the smaller enclosures ontop of the main invitation or below?
Post # 3
That is exactly what I did, put the smaller ones on top. The guests will know that the big one is the invite.
Post # 4
On top. When you pull everything out of the envelope, the RSVP card should be on top, then reception/info/lodging cards, then the invitation. In other words, the invitation should be closest to the address side and the RSVP card closest to the flap side.
Post # 5
@Birdee106 & @BooRadley: Thank you both!
I had doubts that it looked silly – but youre right, people will know the big one is the invite – hah.
Post # 6
According to Martha Stewart “The invitation is on the bottom, print side up. A sheet of tissue paper (originally used to prevent smearing) can be placed over it. Stack all other inserts, such as a map, reception card, and reply card, on the invitation in order of size (smallest on top). The reply card should be under its envelope’s flap; this envelope should be preprinted with the mailing address, and should be stamped as well. Insert everything into the inner envelope with the print side up, so that when guests open the envelopes they will see the lettering. Slip the unsealed inner envelope into the outer envelope with the names facing the back flap.”
Post # 7
Just don’t put anything with printing face down on anything else. A friend stuffed her invites this way, she out printd directions face down on the invite and the ink smeared all over it 🙁
So make sure everything is face up!
Post # 9
We did ours the other way around..oops. We put the invite on top, then put all the other cards underneath and put a belly band around it all t hold it in place. When the envelope was opened, the first thing you saw was the invitation.