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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Assembling invites.

Since I see a lot of repeating themes pop up with clients, I thought it might be helpful to occasionally share tips regarding wedding invitations + stationery. While I tend to think that sticking to the "rules" of wedding etiquette is mostly not necessary, it's good to have a reference point for what's expected of us at times. So, on to the first topic: assembling your wedding invitations.

Unless you've ordered a complex invitation suite that includes a pocket folder to tuck everything into, it might not always be obvious how to assemble your set. Here is the standard way to layer all of your enclosures (from bottom to top):

1. Invitation (face up, on bottom)
2. Reception card (followed by any additional insert cards)
3. Response envelope (don't forget to add stamps to these)
4. Response card (tucked under flap of its envelope on top of the pile)

When stuffing the entire stack into their envelopes, all print should face outward. I always suggest mailing one to yourself first, as well, just to make sure you don't need to alter how the post office is handling them. If you have any questions about invitations or wedding stationery, leave a note in the comments and I'll be sure to post an answer in the very near future.

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