(Closed) Invitations: order of cards in envelope

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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."

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