Pocket wedding invitations or pocketfold wedding invitations are a great alternative to traditional wedding invitations. If you want something a bit different, then this may be the option for you. We are here to answer all of your questions about pocket invitations.
What is a pocket wedding invitation?
A pocket invitation is a fold out invitation design that not only contains your main invitation card but also contains a pocket (or two) to hold the other items in your invitation suite (like an RSVP card, gift information card, directions and other details).
Types of pocket invitations
Here are a list of popular layouts for pocketfolds wedding invitations:
- The Classic Bi-Fold
- Panel Pockets
- Pocket Frames
The layout and amount of folds is ultimately up to you, but let the number of items in your invitation suite be your guide. Laser cut pocket wedding invitations with the ‘Victorian lace’ look are also a huge trend at the moment, with popular themes being: rustic, royal lace, jewel and ribbon. But your wedding pocket invitations can be any style or theme you like.
Why choose a pocket invitation?
Pocket envelopes for wedding invitations are a great option when you want to include a lot of stationery with your invitation. Are you hosting a destination wedding, or a wedding in a location that is tricky to find? Have you planned multiple events over a weekend or do you have an amazingly designed wedding website that you’d like to draw guests’ attention to? If you’re wanting to keep things really simple then pocket invitations may not be your thing, but if you have a lot to share with your guests and want a wedding invitation with a little something extra then some elegant pocket wedding invitations are right up your alley!
Should I order samples? If so, when?
Ordering sample pockets wedding invitations can be the thing that prevents a huge wedding blunder! Now we’ve got your attention. You can read all you like about a company’s self-professed ‘premium quality’, but there’s no peace of mind like seeing and touching that matte paper and raised gold foil for yourself. To avoid disappointment and know what you’re getting yourself into, order a sample pack to ensure you’re making the right decision.
We recommend ordering samples 9-12 months before the wedding to give yourself enough time to select and order your invitation suite and send out invites in time for guests to RSVP and make arrangements.
What should I include in my pocket invitation suite?
You could include all of the following list, or any combination, in your invitation suite:
- Base card/pocket (where everything is enclosed)
- Invitation (and invitation mat)
- Mailing envelope
- RSVP card (including a section for dietary requirements)
- Schedule of wedding events (especially handy for destination weddings)
- Information cards (e.g. Accommodation, directions)
- Wishing well card / gift information
- Belly bands
- Wedding website details
DIY Pocket Wedding Invitations
Want to save a few pennies by choosing affordable pocket wedding invitations, but thinking more along the lines of DIY pocket wedding invitations? It’s definitely possible to do it yourself when it comes to pocket wedding invites, but it’s important to weigh the pros and cons first.
DIY might sound simple enough, but remember that you have to multiply the time and effort it would take to make one invitation by 100 or more. This can take a lot of time and effort. Of course, if you’re looking for a compromise because you don’t want to do the whole thing yourself, you could order a pocket wedding invitations kit and just assemble it. Pocket wedding invitations kits are easy to assemble, and can save you some effort for a little extra cost, but even a few minutes per invite will add up (and require you to do the craft without messing it up!)
If you’re low on funds and have plenty of time and talent for crafts, DIY might be ideal for you, but if not, consider buying pre-prepared instead.
Now that you know what a pocket invitation is, the types you can choose, how to assemble one and anything else you never knew you didn’t know about these nifty little invites, you are ready to make an informed decision. Because sometimes the most fun way to get all those important details into one tidy package is wedding invitations pocket-style!