Assembling your Wedding Invitation
Home > planning > articles > invitations > assembling your wedding invitation

Assembling your Wedding Invitation

Published: 29 Jun 2012 - in invitations
     Print this page   Email this page to a friend

Putting together a wedding invitation and all of its accompanying inserts to be sent off can seem very complicated and quite daunting if you don’t know the order they’re supposed to go in.

Most invites will be sent with an RSVP card and a reception card, but could include other inserts such as within-the-ribbon, at-home and directions cards. There is a particular way to order these.

The invite and all of its inserts must be placed inside the envelope upright, with the writing facing outwards, so it is visible as the recipient opens the flap of the envelope. The inserts should either be placed inside the invite (if it is folded), or on top of it. If the invite has multiple folds, the inserts should be placed within the most outward fold.

The inserts should be layered in order of importance. The most important one goes on the bottom, with the least important on the top. If a wedding invitation included all the inserts it should be arranged like this:

  • Wedding invitation
  • Reception invitation
  • Response card envelope
  • Response card
  • Within-the-ribbon card
  • Directions
  • Map

Make sure every wedding invitation has the inserts it needs before you begin to put them in the envelopes. It’s also a good idea to place the response card under the flap of the response card envelope, to keep them together.

Take the invite and the inserts and place them in the envelope in the specified order. If your invites and envelopes are fairly small, it is wise to put the small envelope into a larger one so it doesn’t get lost in the post.

All envelopes should have the addresses of the recipients written clearly on them by hand.

Search for Local Wedding Suppliers

Search our local wedding suppliers directory for a company in your area...

Popular Suppliers Categories

You might also like:

  • Manage your budget plan icon
    Budget close icon
    Manage your budget plan icon You are currently on budget !

    My budget: $ 10000

    My Cost so far: $ 7,800

    Create a free budget plan to organise your finances!

    • Manage your budget
    • Keep track of your spending
    bottom arrow icon
    Manage my Budget
  • Manage your to-do list icon
    Budget close icon
    Manage your to-do list icon You have 0 outstanding tasks!
    Tasks Complete: 32 Tasks Outstanding: 0

    Create a free personalised to-do list to help make your planning easy and fun!

    • Free step-by-step plan and time-line
    • Fun and manageable task list
    Manage my To-Do List Bottom arrow icon
  • New competitions to enter icon
    Budget close icon
    You have not entered any competitions

    Make sure you check back regularly as we are always adding new competitions.

    View Competitions Page Bottom arrow icon
down arrow icon