Everybody talks about wedding invitations, but what about all
of the other terms
and items that are associated with them?
Below you will find explanations of some of the more common terms and items that you will
probably encounter while shopping for your invitations.
Seal n Send Invitations:
This type of wedding invitation is mailed to guests as a single-folded piece (without an envelope) having
the respond postcard attached to the invitation by a perforation for easy removal.
Since the respond piece is a postcard, you will save on postage for the return mailing.
Prices for this product normally include seals along with a printed return address on
both the back flap when initially mailing the invitation and on the perforated respond postcard.
For those people who will not be invited to your wedding, but you would still like
to know about your marriage, you can mail them an announcement card.
They can be printed on the same paper as your invitation but mailed on your wedding day
or immediately after with the wording stating that your wedding has already taken place.
If there isnít enough room on your wedding invitation for listing the details of your reception...
or if not all of your guests will be invited to attend the reception,
reception cards can be ordered to match your invitations, and then be included as a separate insert.
Please keep in mind that this card could possibly add to your mailing cost since postage is based on weight.
These cards are essential to planning for your reception, as an accurate guest attendance count
will be needed for both food and seating preparations. The response card, along with its mailing envelope,
should be inserted with your wedding invitation. The mailing envelope should be what's called SASE -
self-addressed stamped envelope. If the envelope already contains your address and a stamp,
then all your guests have to do is fill out the card and mail it back by the date you have requested.
Direction cards would be included as a convenience for any guests
who might not be familiar with the location of the ceremony and/or reception.
Printed Invitation Envelope Flaps:
This option of having your return address printed on the outside envelope can save you valuable time,
and ensure that undeliverable wedding invitations are returned to you.
There is a small cost involved but it also gives an address to those
who might not be able to attend but still want to send you a card or gift.
Lined Inner Envelopes:
For a small charge, you can request your inner envelopes have a colored lining to
add a special touch to your wedding invitation ensemble.
Color choices will vary depending on the invitation style you choose.
These self-adhesive labels add just the right finishing touch. They are available in many styles and
are used on your outer envelope, making it look like they are holding the flap down
even though it has already been sealed.
These are used separately from your wedding invitations but should be included with your original order since
they are usually printed on matching paper -- and this will save you on shipping costs.
They are personalized with either your names or monogram on the front with the inside being blank for
writing your thank you notes. Any leftovers can be used long after the wedding for other purposes.
Blank mailing envelopes are included with them.
Not all of these items are necessary to make your wedding
invitations complete, of course!
Remember, this is your special day, so it is your decision as to which ones
you would like to include as part of your invitation ensemble.