Post # 1
I have a question… I might be overthinking it, but I think I’ve learned that the purpose of the Inner Envelope is to get more specific about who is actually invited in the household you’ve addressed your invitation to on the outer envelope, right?
So, bees who are using Pocketfolds or Pochettes, are you using ANOTHER inner envelope (outer envelope, inner envelope, pocketfold/pochette)?
Or, are you just using your pocketfold/pochette as an inner envelope? If this is the case, how are you noting specific guest information on your pocketfold? I’m really curious how this works.
Post # 3
We are using the pocketfold as an inner envelope but my mom tried to convince us to also have an inner envelope because of tradition. We just put on the outer one who was invited instead. I know it’s not really traditional but its seemed to work so far!
Post # 4
I came up with the same problem when i was putting my pocket folds together. I didn’t use an inner envelope. Instead I encorporated the names of the guests into a belly band around the outside of my pocket-folds.
Here are what mine turned out like:
Another option is to just put the names of your intended guests on the RSVP envelopes.
Post # 5
@auggiefrog: That’s so cute! I love it 🙂
Post # 6
my diy kits came with nice labels for the pocket. so i used the pocket/jacket as the inner envelope. most of the invites that i have been receiving have not had the inner liner with the pocketfolds.
Post # 7
I made up plain paper belly bands and put people’s names on the belly band. No inner envelope. We used a petal fold envelope.
Post # 8
@csteen85: Another option is to leave a blank space on the invitation itself where the names of the guests are written in, like this:
Mr and Mrs Thomas Goodhost
request the pleasure of the company of
to the wedding of …
This kind of wording is actually more traditional and a higher standard than the all-engraved invitations with the “pleasure of your company at” type of wording.
Frankly, given that this is the twenty-first century and all the printers I know use computer-driven production lines, I don’t know why we cannot have the names of the individual guests automatically inserted based on a guestlist provided to the printing company, so that the whole invitation, names and all, appears in the same elegant font. But whether you DIY with a mail-merge, or hand-write the names in after the fact in elegant black script, if you use the write-in line you don’t need an inner envelope and your pocketfold works just fine without any additional belly-bands.
Post # 9
I included the guest specifics on the outer envelope – it’s not really proper but I had only one “and guest” and very few children so it seemed to work. Love the idea, though, of including it on the belly band or on tags. I think an inner envelope would be too much. Also might weigh too much, too – be aware of postage no matter what you use.