What are all the inserts for Invitations & What are they all used for???
When you do not use formal invitations every day, all of the different inserts can be overwhelming. Here's a basic break down of what the invitation inserts are for.
Invitation - provides your guests with their first glimpse as to the style of your event or wedding--whether it be a garden or formal affair, the invitation plays an important role in the festivities.
Announcement - the perfect way to announce your special occasion news to those not invited to your wedding--it can be printed on the same paper stock as your invitation and should be mailed the same day or immediately after your wedding.
Reception Card- informs guests of the reception location and time. These should be used with any type of event that has a ceremony before hand... i.e. Bar or Bat Mitz vah. This card would be enclosed if the reception information was not included on the invitation itself.
Map Card- provides directions for guests to the location of the ceremony and/or reception. You can use both sides of the card for maps, if using two locations.
Respond Card - essential in planning for your food service--lets you know how many guests plan on attending the event or wedding. An envelope with a printed address and stamp should accompany this card.
Informal Note - can be used for social correspondence and thank-you notes. It's normally printed on paper that matches your invitation and is personalized with your names or monogram on the front.
Printed ReturnAddress - saves time and effort to have your return address printed on the flap of the invitation/announcement envelope. It also ensures that undeliverable mail will be returned to you.
Lined Envelopes - colorful lining adds a touch of color to your inner envelopes.
If you´re inviting two people who live at the same address but have different last names, list their names on separate lines on the invitation, in alphabetical order.