One of the first and most important steps in planning your perfect wedding day is deciding on how you are going to invite your wedding guests. We would strongly urge you to NOT even think about doing this by text or email. Surely one of the most important days in your life is worthy of a bit more time, effort, formality and elegance? Remember your wedding invitation is a reflection of your style and taste and sets the tone for your big day!
So once you’ve understood the importance of a real, as opposed to virtual, wedding invitation what on earth do you send?
POCKETFOLD WEDDING INVITATIONS
Well don’t panic. There’s a wonderful array of styles and formats that will leave your guests very impressed. One of the most popular and one that brides say ‘I do’ to all the time is the pocketfold wedding invitation.
We love these. And so do thousands of brides and groom all over the world. From Canada to Canberra, the pocketfold is popping through letterboxes everywhere!
PRETTY AND PRACTICAL
What’s so fabulous about these wonderful wallets is that they look elegant but they are very practical too.
The typical pocketfold comprises an inside pocket for holding inserts, a space for the invitation and then a fold over flap which can be tied with a beautiful ribbon or secured in a host of other ways.
The neat pocket means you can add your RSVP insert plus additional cards containing important details and info such as gift list, directions, accommodation etc. It’s all kept together and nothing falls out or goes astray.
These wedding invitations also come in a range of shapes, sizes and card finishes. Most popular are the A6 rectangle versions, followed by a stylish square or DL option. It really is a matter of personal choice and taste. There’s no wrong or right because they’re all fabulous.
You can choose from an impressive selection of cardstocks too, including smooth, pearlescent, embossed, metallic and in any colour you want.
THE BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
If you have a specific design in mind, it’s best to hunt out a bespoke wedding stationery specialist who can take your ideas and create a completely tailor-made wedding invitation to your exact requirements. Your pocketfold wedding invitation can then be designed in your unique theme, scheme, colour and style.
Of course you can buy a standard design from online companies but you may not get exactly what you want. If you can afford the expense, then a bespoke specialist company is best. Simply go online and hunt around for a local wedding stationery specialist. If you can visit and speak to someone in person that’s even better. It’s always a good idea to see real samples so you can assess the quality of what’s on offer. There’s many cheap products out there on places like eBay and you really do get what you pay for!
So whether you are going for vintage with lace, shabby chic with hessian or a modern monogram, the pocketfold can easily be designed in your dream style. And leave your wedding guests talking about your great taste!
Renie Spreadbury is the owner of Perfect Day Weddings, which is London’s top bespoke wedding stationery studio. She specialises in offering customised luxury handmade wedding invitations including pocketfolds, plus all other types of wedding stationery to give each couple their own unique and highly individual wedding stationery in their chosen theme, scheme or colour.