what's in a full invitation suite
Every wonder about what to include in your wedding invitations? Learn about all of the pieces and components that go into creating a complete wedding invitation suite. While most of the items listed below are nice to haves for wedding invitation suites, your obvious must haves are the actual invitation, a reply card and envelopes.
The invitation lists all of the important details - the couple's names, wedding date, time and ceremony location.
The standard (but not required) size for invitations are 5" x 7" in either orientation.
REPLY CARD & ENVELOPE
Your guests will mail back their reply on this card, indicating who is attending as well as their meal choices (if applicable). Blank envelopes are included, which can optionally be printed or stamped with the return address of the host.
For the convenience of your guests, including postage on your response envelopes and pre-filling your return address is an etiquette must.
Note: We do not calligraph the return address on your envelopes. We suggest printing the return address or having us create a custom rubber stamp with a font that matches your invitations.
LARGE ENCLOSURE CARD
This card can be used for any information you'd like to share with your guests, but it commonly used to list preferred accommodation for out of town guests, directions or parking information. Other uses for the large enclosure include transportation and shuttles, pre- or post-wedding activities, brunch details, weekend activities, or rehearsal dinner details.
SMALL ENCLOSURE CARD
The small enclosure is most commonly used as a reception card. If your ceremony is at a different venue than your reception, you will want to use the small enclosure to note the reception address and start time. Other uses for the small enclosure include wedding websites, registry details, future address, or any other brief information you'd like to share.
Envelope liners add an elegant touch to your invitation suite that have become a must have. Customized to your suite, this can include watercolor prints, patterns, a meaningful poem calligraphed in your desired script, your monogram, illustrations, photographs – see the possibilities are endless!
SINGLE & DOUBLE INVITATION ENVELOPES
SINGLE INVITATION ENVELOPES
This is the standard envelope option using only one envelope. The mailing address and names of all invited guests go on the front of the envelope.
DOUBLE INVITATION ENVELOPES
Double envelopes (also called inner and outer envelopes) are a more formal and traditional option. The inner envelope is used to hold your invitation suite and list your guests' names. Each of your invited guests will be individually listed on the inner envelope. This creates an intimate and personalized feel and also clearly indicates who's invited to the wedding.
Accessories your paper wardrobe with beautiful details like ribbon, belly bands, wax seals and more.