Post # 1
I apologize if this has been asked before, but I checked the Wedding Invitation Wiki and didn’t see this question addressed.
When you have multiple components to an invitation, what order do they go into the envelope? Starting from the top (the first thing you see) to the bottom.
I have a response card, response envelope, direction card and invitation.
And does anyone use tissue anymore, and if so, does the tissue go between each piece or just on top of the invite?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Post # 3
I have multiple items too. First on the pile is the RSVP, then the reception card then the ceremony card. For yours, I would group the response card and envelop card together. I’ve never seen tissue in an invitation before though…
Post # 4
According to Crane & Co:
"All wedding invitations were once shipped with small pieces of tissue separating each invitation. This prevented the slow-drying ink from smudging. Before mailing her invitations, the bride removed the tissues, as they were merely packing material and served no point of etiquette. Through the years, many brides, unaware of the impropriety of sending tissued invitations, left the tissues in. As this practice grew, tissued invitations became as proper as non-tissued invitations.
Today, wedding invitations are properly sent both ways. Tissues are starting to serve an important function again, as the postal service’s sorting equipment can cause smudging on invitations sent without tissues. If you’re sending invitations without tissues, you may be able to ask your local post office to hand-cancel them. Hand-canceling also prevents the postal service from printing their advertising, disguised as part of the cancellation mark, on your wedding invitations.
Since the tissues are meant to prevent smudging, they should be placed over the type on each invitation and enclosure."
Post # 5
Thank you, both!
@Suzanno, I’m glad you pointed out that explanation from Crane (my invitation designer!). Based on that description, I think I will forego the tissue. I also found a helpful blurb about the order of enclosures in an invitation on the same site: