Pocket wedding invitations can be chosen for their modern design with the added bonus of neatly organizing all invitation pieces – but did you know that they come in many different styles?

If you’re searching for a modern look, you may want to consider pocket wedding invitations. Their contemporary look can be quite stylish with the added bonus of neatly organizing all the invitation insert pieces.

Often overlooked are the various styles of pocket wedding invitations available:

Translucent Pocket – The wedding invitation is folded to size so the front is slightly visible when it is inserted into the transparent pocket. Sometimes the pocket will even have a design printed on the front that will gracefully blend with the design showing through from the inserted invitation. With this style, the invitation cards are usually a tri-fold or z-fold design to fit the smaller pocket size

Pocket Mailer – Also known as a self mailer, this style comes with an envelopment that holds your invitation card and has a bottom pocket for holding enclosure pieces. Required customer assembly will involve attaching the card to the envelopment with provided glue dots. Once assembled the envelopment wraps around your invitation to fold up into its own self-mailing piece adhered with a clear seal.

Pocket Wrap – This design also has an outer wrap to surround your wedding invitation card and a pocket for holding enclosure cards but is inserted and mailed in a separate envelope. Depending on the invitation design, the pocket could be located at the bottom or on the side.

Side-by-Side Pocket Folder – This stylish folder wrap opens to reveal two equal side-by-side pockets, one for the invitation and the other for insert cards.

In some styles the jacket or pocket does not cover the entire invitation and actually reveals a portion of it as part of its unique design. The pocket itself may also have a decorative motif.

Instead of the traditional double envelopes, many times pocket invitations only include a single mailing envelope. If the inner envelope is eliminated, you will need to list specifically who is invited from that household on the actual mailing envelope.

If the pocket wedding invitation style you choose is larger in size or has extra weight, keep in mind it may require extra postage. The more insert cards you include, the heavier the weight which could affect the required postage. Also, check the product description for mention of an extra postage possibility. To determine if extra postage is required, you are highly encouraged to take one of your ready-to-mail wedding invitations to the Post Office for an official weight.

As you can see, pocket wedding invitations come in varying designs so you are sure to find the perfect style fitting to your wedding.

Contributed by Sara Haese