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Invites-Inner Envelope for Pocketfolds?

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labbielove

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Question for any DIY pocketfold brides- sites I''m looking at have envelopes for the pocketfolds themselves but I don''t see mention of an inner envelope where I could designate " Ms. X and guest"
I imagine I could just buy the next size envelope up, but I was just curious if anybody
using pocketfolds had used inner envelopes, gone without? etc.

Going without isn''t an option for me really, so I''m hoping there''s a solution.
 

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Jaders731

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Sorry Labbie,

wish I could help, but I am not having inner envelopes!

as a matter of fact, I dont know too many people who have used inner envelopes with the pocket folders.. I think traditionally the inner envelopes were used as added protection.. and since you have the pocket folder... maybe the extra protection isnt needed...

Do you HAVE to have them? You should def. check out paper-source as they have so many different sizes envelopes.. if you truly feel the need for them.

Hope that helps!
 

labbielove

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Date: 12/8/2006 4:28:39 PM
Author: Jaders731


Do you HAVE to have them? You should def. check out paper-source as they have so many different sizes envelopes.. if you truly feel the need for them.


Hope that helps!
I was thinking I need them because for instance, if I am inviting a single friend, living alone, and her significant other, who is at a different address, I can''t see putting "Ms. X and Mr. Y" on the front envelope address. Similarly for someone who would be "Ms. X and guest" I think would look funny on the outside envelope.
Bottom line, without an inner envelope, how will they know ''who'' at that address is invited?

Then again, perhaps this could be taken care of on the RSVP card? Like having a line that says "Ms. X and Mr. Y" prior to where it says __ will attend?? I will have to investigate. Thanks for the input.
 

JulieN

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Send a separate invitation to your guest''s escort.
 

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I''m not having pocketfold invites and I''ve never received one, so I''m not sure what most people do. What dimension exactly are your pocketfolds? Perhaps we could help you search for envelopes that would work.

Jaders -- I think that the original purpose of having the inner invite was so that the dirty envelope that went through the mail could be removed before whomever collected the mail delivered it to the lady/man of the house, and so that you could clearly indicate who is invited. The first isn''t as much an issue anymore, although you still need to be able to indicate who is invited.

As far as guests living alone but with a significant other, invites should be sent to each individually at their own address.

If you''d like to invite someone with a guest, you could somehow indicate it on the response card or include a small note about how they can feel free to bring someone if they''d like. If you''re having a fairly small wedding, you could also call them after they likely received the invitation. As "Guest" isn''t the name of the person attending, you''re not really supposed to include it on the outer envelope. One warning -- if you''re having individual seating cards, you might want to find out the names of all of your guests so that you don''t have a place card reading "Ms. X''s guest."

As far as some things that you would normally indicate on the inner envelope (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Johnny Smith and Betsy Smith), you might be able to indicate them on the outer envelope. I''ve read that you can include children on the outside envelope and I''ve read that you shouldn''t ever include them on the outer envelope, so I''m not sure which one is "correct".

This is just from memory from what I''ve read, so I could have misremembered some of these things. I hope that this all helps.
 

dtnyc

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I didn''t have pocket folds, but have gotten several pocketfold invites and seen many examples of them. At the time I was unmarried and not living w/ my current husband/then fiance, and they just put both of our names on the envelope.

My mom addressed all of our invitations and if people weren''t living together, but were in a relationship we sent the invite to the person in the couple we were closest to, and then put their name and their date''s name on the inner envelope. We didn''t do any "and guests" we found out the names of everyone''s bf''s and gf''s. It was tough enough to get everyone''s full names, let alone their addresses.

I have seen some people do labels w/ their guests names on them to hold the pocketfold closed- in a sense the pocketfold is an inner envelope, so if you could some how get your guests names on the outside of the pocketfold- that would work.
 

ljmorgan

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Hey there,

I had pocketfolds and I used inner envelopes. The outer envelope is assumed to be ruined in transit (always turns out dirty and such.) The inner envelope is the ACTUAL invitation envelope, according to etiquette. If you want to be formal about it, use an inner envelope. Otherwise, I''ve seen ladies with pocketfolds do neat things such as writing the guest names on ribbon and putting it around the pocketfold.

As far as envelope sizing... my pocketfolds were from envelopments, 5x7... and there are two envelopes that coordinate, one slightly bigger than the other, for the exact purpose of having an inner/outer envelope. I hope that helps!
 
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