(Closed) Invitations Question – Pocketfold/pochette AND Inner Envelopes??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 6
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1692 posts
Bumble bee

@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
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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