Welcome to the first of two posts explaining how to “keep it all together” — and no, I’m not referring to the emotional stress of planning a wedding ? I’m talking about the many ways to package your invitation suite together to create a beautiful presentation for your guests. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression so it’s important to put some extra thought and care into your invitation suite.
For many of our clients, a beautifully printed invitation with complimentary envelope liner is the perfect presentation. But what about the rest of our brides? We often hear, “I want something that will continue to hold all the pieces together after my guests open the envelope.” This statement often comes from our super organized teacher, lawyer and accountant brides, just to name a few. The good news is that there are so many fun and creative ways to incorporate a pocket, ribbon or embellishment into your paper presentation.
Pocketcards have become very popular in our studios. They’re cute and compact plus they allow the invitation card itself to shine brightly as soon as your guests open the envelope. The pocket on the back keeps everything tucked away neatly for a clean presentation. It also doubles as a backing layer creating a pretty border around your invitation.
These pretty little pockets are often tied with a bow adding another layer of texture and creativity to your presentation. They can be mailed in a traditional envelope OR a clear cellophane envelope allowing your guests to see that beautiful bow as soon as they open their mailbox! We also love these for bridal and baby showers.
Twine + Tag
This is one of my favorites. Wrapping twine and a tag around a letterpress invitation is perfect if your style is rustic or whimsical. If you’re looking for a more formal look, replace the twine with a thin satin ribbon.
Stop back here next week for more ideas and inspiration.
Photos from Fat Cat Paperie and Jay Lim Studio.