- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
My FI picked up our invites last night and sent me a few photos. I was so excited to get them because the proofs had been AMAZING. We got a 2-sided pocked with the main invitation attached to the front and a pocket on the back for all of the enclosures. There are three items in the back pocket. A details card (travel and brunch) and a celebrate card (reception info) along with the response card. When we were going back and forth about the design and I was signing off I sent her this:
“Can you confirm that the pieces will indeed be staggered in the back pocket? Meaning the pieces will all be different sizes that can be placed in descending size in the pocket. (It’s hard to tell when we print them out. They all look the same size.)”
Her Response: “As for the sizes of the backside inserts, they will stagger, but not in the traditional 1”-difference-in-height kind of way, because of the fact that this is a horizontal pocket card and you have an envelope we are using for your reply [and we have to adhere to the size availabilities for reply envelopes]. However, all that said, the cards will stagger, in the way you saw on the other horizontal pocket card with a scalloped pocket.”
The inserts are just two sizes. The details card is large and fills the entire pocket (as I thought it would) but the RSVP and reception card are the same size, so you don’t get the staggered effect. This is not the same as the example we saw (and I have a photo to prove it.)
I contacted her as soon as I saw photos and assumed there was a mistake she just didn’t catch because she isn’t in the office right now, but no, they were designed that way. The RSVP card has to be a certain size to accomodate an envelope and since traditionally the reception card goes on top, she had to make it the same size as the RSVP card.
I don’t like it. When she responded with a way to fix it, she said “most economical.” That makes me think she is going to ask us to pay for the change to be made.
My question is this: should we pay for it? I feel as though I communicated the request properly but I want to know what ya’ll think.