Assembling the Invitation Ensemble

When inserting a foldover invitation into an envelope, the fold goes into the envelope first. Insert the basic components of the ensemble into the envelope (inner envelope for those items with two envelopes) in the following order from bottom to top:

  1. Invitation
  2. Reception card
  3. Respond set

Place the respond card face up on top of the respond envelope, which is face down, with its flap overlapping the respond card (see diagram 3).

Accessories are never inserted inside a foldover invitation.

Remaining pieces (directions, accommodations, within-the-ribbon, etc.) are usually layered on in ascending order of size from largest just above the respond set, to smallest on top. If your item comes with two envelopes, write the names of the guests, including children, on the front of the inner envelope using only the surname prefaced by Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc. Insert the inner envelope into the outer with the names facing the flap of the outer envelope.

Assembling the Invitation Ensemble

Diagram 1: The proper insertion of a foldover card into an envelope.

Diagram 2: The proper insertion of a foldover card and accessories into an envelope.

Diagram 3: The proper placement of a respond set into an envelope.

Diagram 4: The proper insertion of an inner envelope into an outer envelope (when double envelopes are preferred).

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