Today’s brides are looking for ways in which to make their wedding unique and a new line of pocket style elegant wedding invitations will set the tone for that distinctive wedding. With many designs from which to choose, pocket style designs are made to hold your invitation in creative ways; in stylish jackets or printed sleeves.
In a variety of printed designs or solid colors, the printed invitation card is held by a separate pocket or folded jacket for a unique presentation that takes the traditional wedding invitation one step further. The printed invitation still includes all the necessary information regarding the ceremony or event, printed on nice card stock, but now it comes held by a separate piece of solid, bold colored paper or pastel printed translucent vellum for an extra special presentation that makes this elegant wedding invitation one that will stand out from the rest. Some of these pocket type invitations even come with a satin bow to hold all the pieces together. These unique designs still come in envelopes and are almost like gifts that the lucky wedding guest unwraps.
Wedding invitations used to be hand delivered, which is why the tradition of having an inner and an outer envelope remains today. A footman would be sent to hand deliver an invitation to the address on the outside of the envelope. Upon arrival and after a dusty ride on horseback, the footman would take the invitation out of the now dirty outer envelope before presenting it to the doorman. The doorman would take the invitation in the addressed inner envelope, usually on a silver platter, to the recipient. Although few invitations are hand delivered today, the practice of using an inner and an outer envelope remains in effect. (more…)