Pocket folders are a style for any celebration that requires a response. A tri fold design, the pocket folder opens to reveal an invitation in the center and a pocket on the side to hold a response card. This design is what has made them so popular for weddings. When selecting the perfect pocket folder for your celebration, consider these three tips:
1. Type of Paper: There are three types of papers you can use to construct an invitation. You can use handmade paper which can be made out of tree products or silk. Handmade paper is perfect for an informal or outdoor wedding– it has an artistic and sometimes rustic feel to it. Next, you can use cotton linen paper which has a smooth, linen look and feel to it. Cotton linen paper comes in many colors and can be used when you want to experiment with bolder colors or a sophisticated black. A pocket folder in black with a cream invitation card and silver ribbon is perfect for a formal evening wedding. While a brilliant red with a cream invitation card and black ribbon is perfect for a winter or valentines day wedding. And finally, there is shimmer paper which gently reflects the light and give your invite a beautiful sheen to it.
2. Color Choice: Gone are the days when invites where limited to white or cream, these days color is in. Once you have chosen the type of paper, your next step is to choose the color. You will want to consider the season your wedding is in, the time of day and the degree of formality. So for example. if you are having an informal, spring wedding in the early afternoon you might choose a white or off- white silk paper with embedded flowers. If your wedding is a formal dinner event in winter, you might choose a deep silver shimmer paper. If your wedding is a brunch, fall wedding you might choose a bronze shimmer paper or a flame orange shimmer paper. And finally, if your wedding is a summer outdoor beach one, you might choose a breezy light blue cotton linen.
3. Embellishments: Your next decision is how to fasten the pocket folder. You can use a ribbon tie, a seal, or any other glue- on fastener. Brides often choose a ribbon color to highlight their wedding colors. Seals can be in silver or gold and give a more polished look to the invite. A good place to look for unusual fasteners is at a hobby store that carries scrap booking materials, there are often creative glue-on accessories that can be used to secure an invitation.
Pocket folder wedding invitations are versatile, creative and beautiful–perfect for any style celebration.