(Closed) Invitation help….what am I missing?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You’re right, you don’t need a separate reception card if it’s all in the same place. Just be sure to include a reference to that on the invitation (something like ‘Reception immediately following” or less formally “Followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing”).

If you’re including an Accommodations insert, then I assume you have a lot of out of town guests? If so, you could include an “Local Information” card with some tips about things to see and do (if guests will be spending an extra day or two in the area). Personally, I like the way a pocketfold looks with at least 3 inserts in the pocket, but you certainly don’t have to force it if there’s nothing else to include.

I’m having a destination wedding on the beach, so I included a “Details” insert that addressed things like Attire (for the beach ceremony), Climate, and other planned weekend events, with a reference to our website for more details.

 Here’s how ours turned out:

Post # 4
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My inserts were Reception, Accommodations, RSVP, and a map all tucked into the pocket.  I cut each one 1/2 inch shorter than the one behind it so the top line would show.  In your case, it might not be a bad idea to have an insert stating the time that the coctail hour and dinner start, and maybe list the menu or something, even though your reception is on site.

Also may I offer some advice from experience… If you have to attach any papers to each other, skip the glue and opt for double sided tape instead.  It’s a lot less hastle and looks nicer!

Post # 7
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440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

All I did in mine was the invite, response card & envelope & a map. There wasn’t really anything else that needed to be in ours.

Post # 8
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jenbrandner: I used glue dots (from the craft store) and they worked great. I actually had trouble with the double-sided tape sticking to the pocketfold, but I think it has something to do with the metallic finish I chose. So I say, have a couple of options at hand and prepare for some trial and error!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We had the invite, a response card and envelope, directions for FH’s guests who don’t know the way, and an accomodations card for all OOT guests. That was about all we needed, though–just the basics, man!

Post # 10
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Nola: The finished pocketfold size is 5×7. The apricot-colored mat below the invite is 4.75×6.75. The actual invitation is 4.5×6.5. I ordered the entire kits pre-cut from http://www.cardsandpockets.com, which is nice because I didn’t have to hand-trim them all, but I will tell you that it also took trial-and-error to get them to print perfectly centered on a home printer so it’s a good thing I ordered plenty of extras. (The same website offers printing if you send them your design, but I don’t know how expensive that is.)

@jenbrandner: Thanks! I really love the way them came out. 🙂 My sister is a graphic designer, so I just gave her my colors and a couple of inspiration references and she came up with the design. Oh… and I’m on my way to the post office RIGHT NOW!! Yay!

Post # 12
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I suggest you mock one up and play with using different colors for different pieces. I ordered samples before I made a decision – I ordered single pieces in every shade of orange and green, from light to bright to dark – and I ended up with a combination I didn’t expect or think of up front. (Specifically, I hadn’t thought about layering the apricot on the brighter orange, but I loved it once I saw it!)

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