Wedding Stationery Vocabulary (Part 1)

I don't know if you feel the same way I do about this, but when I have to deal with a specialist person of any kind (mostly mechanics, but doctors come close second!), I often find myself completely intimidated by the knowledge gap between them and I... and I end up dreading having anything  to have to deal with them in the first place! Well, I sometimes wonder how brides-to-be feel about having to contact their wedding suppliers, sometimes not even knowing what to ask...I have been there! My fiancé and I are planning our wedding too and apart form music (he is a musician and most of our friends are too) and invitations... we are kind of lost to say the least. This is why I have decided to put together a series of posts about overcoming this barrier through understanding a little bit more about what your wedding stationery options are, so that planning for your invitations doesn't become one of those dreaded things on your to-do wedding list!

First stop...let's see what a few wedding stationery words mean: 

1. Pocketfold

Portrait Pocketfold

Portrait Pocketfold

Landscape Pocketfold

Landscape Pocketfold

Pocketfolds are trifold enclosures that are used to elegantly hold all your invitations and informations cards together. They are particularly popular with brides and they can really add a special touch to your stationery. They generally include: Invitation, Accommodation/ Directions card and RSVP card with envelope (and stamp). We offer two variations: portrait and landscape fold (see images). The whole package is generally held close by a bellyband or a sticker and inserted into an outer envelope to protect it during shipping. Take a look at our pockefold colour options.

2. Envelope Liner

envelope liner pink
envelope liners glitter gold

Envelope liners are sheets of paper or light card that are cut to the size of the inside of an envelope. They are then glued inside the envelope, leaving the sticky gummed area exposed (so you can still seal your envelope!). We offer two types of envelope liners: printed (to suit your chosen collection or bespoke design, only available for 5x7" and A6 items) or glitter (yellow gold, pink and silver glitter, we can manufacture these any size). Take a look at out previous post about our envelope liners here.

3. Bellyband

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Belly band glitter gold

4. Gesso card/paper

Gesso card invitation
Gesso card menu wedding

Gesso card is one of our favourite card stock to print on. It has a lovely hammered texture, similar to watercolour paper. 

5. Silk card/paper

Silk card stock for invitations
silk card invite

Silk card and paper is the other main paper option we offer. It doesn't have any visible texture and its surface is smooth and silky (with a slight hint of a shine effect).

6. Perlescent card/paper

Perl Polar

Perl Polar

Perl Oyster

Perl Oyster

Per Platinum

Per Platinum

 

Perlescent card is often used for printing traditional wedding invitations. It is mainly available in three variants (which we can source for you): Polar, Oyster and Platinum. Printing on these types of card can be a little bit risky as the ink doesn't behave as well as it does with normal paper, so certain colours might not look as vibrant, but the overall result of using these types of paper is really stunning! Get in touch for a personalised quote.