Sometimes it can be confusing reading our pricing list or emails, even discussing stationery in person can often bring up the question “What do you mean?”
I’ve compiled some pictures of various invitation styles as well as a short dictionary to explain some of the terms that we may or may not have made up in the time we’ve been business. If there’s anything you think we should add, please email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Flat Card Invitations
Pocket fold Invitations
Enclosure Invitation – Booklet Style
Pocket Panel Invitation
Flat card invitation – See above: Invitation made up of a flat piece of card stock, available in layers.
Pocket fold invitation – See above: A pocket fold is a sort of folder made up of card stock that includes a pocket for various inserts to keep your guests informed. The invitation is mounted on the pocket fold, available with another piece of card stock as backing to provide additional color.
Enclosure invitation – See above: Various enclosures besides pocket folds are available to mount invitation and information layers to. It’s easy to get creative with all the options.
Pocket panel invitation – See above: Combining a flat card with a pocket fold, one side is available for mounting of either a monogram/logo tag or the invitation along with other backings/layers.
Backing - Also known as layers, backings are additional pieces of card stock that are mounted behind the printed layer/invitation layer. Available for additional cost on all types of invitations and stationery.
Monogram/Logo Tag – Often sized 2.5″x2.5″, this piece of card stock is most often used for wedding stationery. Design consists of a custom monogram or logo including either the couples’ names, initials, wedding date or any other information.
Graphics – Any design printed on card stock is called a graphic. Graphics can be a small swirl or a big pattern. The options are limitless.
Border – A border is a type of graphic. To avoid confusion, we do not call backings/layers borders.
Inserts – Custom sized pieces of card stock that include the information you want to provide to your guests with your invitations. Examples include RSVP cards, information cards, directions cards, reception cards, rehearsal dinner invitation cards, brunch invitation cards, and more.