(Closed) Pocket Fold Invites

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah, I think you definitely need an outer envelope.  The pocketfold is just a neat way to contain all the inserts, but they will more than likely not stay together if mailed that way. We are using an outer envelope as well, and thats how I’ve received pocketfold invitations in the past. Sorry I don’t have pics of mine yet, they are still in the works!

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Suprisingly ours didn’t fall out. We had a band, but it was more cosmetic, I don’t think it helped the inserts stay in.

I DIY them, so when the inserts were cut, we made sure they were snug (obviously not forced in) but just the right amount of “snugness” to ensure they wouldn’t fly out.

Here are my DIY pocketfolds!

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought all of my paper, envelopes and pocketfolds from http://www.paperandmore.com. Here’s a link to the specific outer envelopes I bought. http://paperandmore.com/a7_metallic_pearl_envelopes.html

They are beautiful and perfect for wedding invites! (You can get samples for $.50 each plus $1.00 flat shipping no matter how many samples you buy) I also have a band around my pocketfold, but again it’s all just for look, I don’t think the pocketfold is meant to be a mailing envelope.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

The band is around the actual pocketfold, and it was tight enough that it didn’t shift around either.

I then mailed the whole pocketfold in an envelope, and did wrap around labels to address my envelopes.  

I will mention that my friend also did pocketfolds and put a little tab closer on them and mailed them w/o an envelope. They got pretty bruised up and took the beating that the envelopes would normally take 🙁

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Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Also, I got all my cardstock, paper, and envelopes from Paper Presentation. I found them to be one of the more affordable ones.

I did not buy pre-made pocketfolds, I DIY them too. I followed Mrs. Ballet Flats tuitoral http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/09/27/how-to-make-your-own-pocketfold-invitations/ except mine were 6×6 size. All in all they were about .40 each! And then .66 to mail (however I was charged more for square, so if yours arn’t square it will be a little less.) so thats just over $1 each to make & mail!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You most definitely need to put them in an envelope.  If there are no stationery stores in your area, there are plenty online and you can get bulk envelopes for next to nothing.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You *definitely* need to put them in an envelope!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have used envelopes, the uk based company I used for card and paper also did envelopes in a variety of sizes and places are usually a great help if you ask them

We get married in October 

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