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Wedding Invitation Definitions

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Have you ever wondered what all the parts to a complete wedding invitation ensemble are and what their actual purpose is? Read through our helpful wedding invitation definitions below.

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Definitions for wedding invitation ensembles and papers:

Wedding Invitations:
inform your guests of the date, time, place and hosts of your occasion. They also give your guests the first impression as to the style of your event. Wording on all invitations is interchangeable or you can write your own. Create your own look by choosing any ink color, lettering style or enhancement, such as bows or wraps. Invitations should be mailed four to six weeks prior to your wedding date. We recommend you order 25 more invitations than the number required for your mailing list. This allows for addressing errors and last minute guests. Ordering 25 more at a later date is considered a new order and is more expensive.

We have programmed the choice selections through out the site to match the samples that are pictured. You should however change any of these settings to suit your wedding plans. Just choose the ink and lettering you like best, select a verse or write your own verse and view a proof. We encourage you to make changes to the wording, lettering and ink color and proof again until you are fully satisfied.

Invitation Bows & Decorations:
There are many ways to make your invitation unique. When ordering your invitation, a message will be displayed if one of our beautiful translucent wraps that let your guests unwrap the news of your event or elegant self-adhesive bows is available.

Lined Inner Envelopes:
are an inexpensive way to enhance the elegance of your invitation. Most invitations come with two envelopes. The outer envelope that is addressed to your guests' homes and the inner "ungummed" envelope that is addressed with your guests' names and fits inside the larger outer envelope. Add a lined inner envelope that matches your invitation and ink color. This is another way to add to a customized look to your invitation. NOTE: lined inner envelopes are NOT gummed so you would have to figure out a way to "seal" the envelope if you were going to use it for mailing.

Printed Outer Envelopes:
Printing your return address on the back of the outer envelope will help assure the return of any invitation that may have addressing errors for you to re-mail. All lettering styles and ink colors are available to match your invitations.

Reception Cards:
Reception cards indicate the time and place of your reception. You include it only in the invitations of the guests whom you wish to attend your reception. Envelopes are not required.

Response Card Set:
Response sets make it convenient for your guest to reply and for you to plan properly. They always include a line for the guest to write in their names, a line for the number of persons attending and a date asking for your guests to reply by. If you are offering your guests a menu choice, list them here. An envelope printed with your name and address is included. Response sets are a small expense in knowing how many meals for your caterer to prepare and ultimately can save you money on your reception costs. (comes with envelopes) that will allow your guests to respond with a yes or no if they will be attending your reception. Sometimes menu choices (usually 2 or 3 options) are put on this too IF you will be offering choices at your reception. If you are having a buffet you don't put the food info on the response card.

Informals:
Informals are a folded card printed with the name of the Bride and Groom, the Bride only or the new couples monogram. You can use these cards to write a personal note of thanks or for social notes. Order an ample supply to have them available anytime you need to write a note.

Thank You Notes:
Thank you notes are available with three printing options. You can have a short verse of thanks to your guests on the front, the words "Thank You" printed on the front or a combination of the two with the words "Thank You" on the front with a short verse of thanks printed on the inside.

Personalized Cocktail Napkins:
Coordinate your reception colors with our super, soft three-ply personalized napkins. They come in luncheon and beverage size in a wide variety of colors and are foil stamped with your names, wedding date and a design.

Place Cards:
are the best way to organize the seating at your reception. Your names and wedding date are featured in your choice of ink color and lettering style. Just write in your guest’s names and table number.

Favor Note Pads:
These little Note pads are great for guests to exchange phone numbers, emails or make suggestions to the band. They are especially appropriate if your event is smoke free and you are not having matches. Favor Note Pads are available in an array of colors. Personalized with your name and date, a choice of designs and foil colors.

Matches:
are a traditional gift for your guests to take home and recall the event (any event). Matches are available in ecru and white. People don't have to be smokers to find matches useful. Matches are needed for starting gas stoves, fireplaces and woodstoves. Folks tend to keep their matches in special locations for these purposes. Matches can be personalized with your name and date, a choice of designs and foil colors.

Bookmarks:
are a unique addition to your wedding reception that allows your guests to remember your day long after the event. You are able to choose a variety of styles of designs, ink colors and verses personalized with your names and wedding date. This is a lasting way to say thank you to your guests.


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