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♦ The Classic White Collection ♦
INVITATIONS ♦ Stock is presented in a bright white. Invitations are a folder and flat card style; non-folder. All announcement cards are a folder. The front of both invitation style is approx. 5x7. The face of the announcement card is approx. 4 3/4 x 3 1/2. Folders are 60 lb. cover stock weight. Cards are 80lb cover stock weight. Card stock has an attractive light grain texture. Invitations are Embossed with Pearl Foil.
Notation: "Romance" Invitation and Announcement Card are only Embossed. Color/Sparkle shown on photos are for example. "Two Hearts" Announcement Card is only Embossed.
ENVELOPES - Invitation envelopes have an elegant point flap.
Outer Envelope - this envelope holds the entire invitation ensemble. It is a white vellum. The envelope is 5 1/2" x 8 1/8". There is no cost for this envelope. Many customers order 25 additional outer envelopes than the invitation count. (Due to mistakes that can be made while addressing envelope). Extra envelopes are .20 cents each.
Pearl Foil Invitation Envelope - This beautifully lined inner flap envelope compliments the pearl foil on the wedding invitation. True to tradition, this envelope is not gummed. This is the only envelope that is an additional cost.
Reception Envelope - Holds the reception card. No printing in done to this envelope.
Response Envelope - The same return address will now become a delivery address printed on the front side of the envelope.
All envelopes relating to the invitation and cards should be of the same stock and brightness. This may vary in the invitation market. ♦The Classic White Collection ♦ uses the same stock and brightness as the wedding invitation and announcement cards. This provides a uniform and classy finish to the ensemble. The outer envelope which contains the ensemble is a different stock and brightness. It has a square flap. This envelope is not expected to be of the same stock or style.
PRINTING - Please Note: Find Your Design no longer provides printing. All cards are purchased blank. Printing your own cards is trendy! You can also choose a large office store or a local printing company to prepare this service. Other options are Lettering or Calligraphy.
SAMPLES - It is recommended to purchase a sample. Computer monitor resolutions vary, therefore, images may not show the full detail, beauty and quality of the card. You will want to feel the stock and notice the clean scoring of the card. Having a sample at hand will allow you to show your invitation with your family and friends. You absolutely want to be sure the wedding invitation is exactly as you expect.
Embossing: The creation of a three-dimensional design or image on paper (material). Heat and pressure reshape the surface of the paper to create the image.
Blind Emboss: The image of embossing with nothing else applied such as foil stamping.
Foil Stamping: The application of foil to paper (material) where a heated die is stamped onto the foil. The foil adheres to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper. Foil can be used for highlighting embossed areas.
Die: The "hard copy" of the design. The template that shapes the impression.
Foil: Shimmer affect in a color stamp. Pearl foil comes in various shades of color including the luminous (off-white) pearl of the Classic White Collection by Find Your Design.
GUIDELINES AND SUGGESTIONS
Wedding Invitations ♦ Invitations announce the names of the Bride and Groom whom are about to be married! The invitation stock, design and print will reflect the personality of the couple. This will indicate the atmosphere of the wedding and reception. The name(s) of the person who is giving/hosting the wedding will also be on the invite. The date, time and place of wedding ceremony is included. The invitation should not look cluttered. Reception information should not be on the invitation. If the reception is held at the place of the ceremony, it could be included at the end of the invitation at discretion.
Announcement Cards ♦ Reception, Response, Thank You and Informal, etc... see below for information.
Reception Card ♦ The reception card should be of the same design and stock as the invitation. This card is used to invite your guests to the place of celebration after the ceremony. It will announce the location and time of the reception. Directions or a map could be inserted within. A reception card does not use an envelope. It is tradition to simply place the reception card in the folding invitation. If the invitation is a non-folding card, the reception card is placed on top of the invitation. The font should be the same as the wedding invitation.
Response Card ♦ (Reply/R.S.V.P.) The response card should be of the same design and stock as the invitation. This card asks your guest to confirm whether or not they can attend your celebration. This includes a self-addressed envelope with (your paid) postage for the return. Reply cards may also include a selection of entrees for the reception, allowing guests to indicate their preferences. The font should be the same as the wedding invitation and reception card. Envelope is included with the wedding ensemble.
Thank You Cards or Informal Cards ♦ These cards are used for the same purpose in thanking your guest for their presence and gifts. Thank You cards have a printed Thank You" on the front, and the informal card will have the couples printed married name or their initials. These include a printed return address envelope. The informal card could also be used as a wedding announcement.
Save The Date Card ♦ Confirmation of your wedding date that could be sent to your guests a year in advance. This date card is also convenient to guests that may have to travel or if you are planning a destination wedding. A four to six-month notification is useful. This will enable your guests to make timely arrangements to attend your wedding. The announcement cards could also be used for this information. Custom wording will be used. (Examples not shown).
Wedding Announcement Card ♦ Notification of your marriage to people who were not invited to the wedding. Invitation stock is commonly used. The announcement cards could also be used for this information. Custom wording will be used. (Examples not shown).
Placement Card ♦ Many customers prefer the announcement size card for a placement card. It provides plenty of room for information needed such as guest names, table number, food selection, etc...
Typically, order 10% more stationery than your actual count. Children under the age of 16 do not need a separate invitation. Couples living at separate addresses should receive separate invitations.
As suggested, wedding invitations should be ordered at least 3-6 months prior to the wedding date. Mailed to quests 6-8 weeks before the wedding date.
Notation: Find Your Design no longer provides a printing service. Large office stores and local printing companies in your area can provide this service.
Find Your Design will keep all information provided by customer private and confidential. Correspondence is not given away or sold to anyone. Credit card information is also protected by means of PayPal.