(Closed) Pocket Fold Invites – Please forgive my ignorance

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yup, you are right on!  I would seal the sides to make sure nothing falls out.  I would include the RSVP, Directions/addresses, hotel and also your GIFT REGISTRY.  Don’t forget about that 🙂

Remember to weigh your invite to see how much postage to use.  I only added two extra slips of paper to mine and the postage cost is 0.60 per invite, plus the rsvp postage that you need to put inside. 

Post # 4
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Put whatever inserts you have for your invites into the pocket. Not everyone has the exact same amount of inserts. It sounds like you have all the necessary ones: RSVP, Directions/Map, and Accomodations. I’m not sure what other inserts other brides may include, but as long as you have what is needed, then you’re fine.

 And I would have to disagree with Juliemd414 about putting your gift registries with your invites. That is something you would put on your wedding website (if you have one) or that your Maid/Matron of Honor would include with your bridal shower invitations. Or that is something that would get spread around by word of mouth from your Mom or Maid/Matron of Honor. It is generally considered bad etiquette to include your registry information with your wedding invitations. However, if you think it will be ok, then go ahead and include it with your inserts.

Post # 5
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would put the invite, RSVP, Directions/Accomodations, and anything else that pertains to your wedding (like for us, we have a whole weekend of events planned, so I’d add that).  As far as the registry goes, you’re not suppossed to include that.  It’s okay on your wedding website or for your BM’s to send in the invite for the shower, but should not directly come from you.

Post # 6
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re having a Directions card, RSVP card, Accomodations and Reception card. I’d love to include another card with a map but I don’t want to take on the task of trying to Gocco a map in various colors!

Sorry about the card sticking out on the bottom, that part is extra!

Post # 7
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can I highjack this topic and ask a question of my own regarding pocket folds? Here goes: what type of adhesive works best to seal up the sides? I made a quick mockup yesterday and just used my tape roller (scotch brand archival safe http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2782&PRODID=prd1242′ defer=’defer) and later in the day it kep coming unstuck! What to do?

Also, I just folded up an inch of cardstock and taped it down to make the pockets. I know there must be a different way, but I can’t find it on here anywhere. Help!

Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2003

Hi Jade

I am an invitation designer at simpledifference.com and read your question. Typically, pocket folds are inserted into an outer envelope. I don’t consider it safe to mail them without one. Chances are considerble that they will open or get damaged in the mailing process. What you would do is put your reply cards, maps an any other cards into the pocket, and seal the pocket fold with a sticker (sticker not being necessary). Then you insert the whole pocket fold into an outer envelope. Usually pocket folds are size A7 or A8 and the company that makes them make outer envelopes a half size bigger especially to fit them. If you need more info on the outer envelopes, please feel free to email me from my website. Hope this helps you.


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