Now that you have your Regas invitations printed and in-hand, it's time to assemble them! But which card goes where, and in what order? Traditionally wedding invitations are assembled in size order. This means the invitation is first (as it is generally the largest piece in the set), with the additional invite elements placed on top/in front of the actual invitation. Over here at Regas, we like to break with convention in this instance. To us it just looks messy to have all of these cards in front of your invite...kind of steals the show! So we prefer to place the invite on top, with smaller items in the back. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. Follow our tips below, which outline the Regas way, to have your cards stuffed, sealed, and mailed in no time!
A few basic details to get us started
Start by placing the invitation in front of you with the text face-down.
Then place the next biggest enclosure piece behind the invitation, text face-up (typically the reception card is this next biggest piece, if you have one).
Up next: the other paper! This group can include your directions card, your rehearsal dinner card, etc. The reply card should be tucked under the flap of the reply envelope, and placed on either the very top of the stack, or at the very back of the stack (assuming it is the smallest piece, of course). Regas prefers an invitation (reh3earsal and/or brunch) to be on top of the response set as a place of importance.
If your design features a belly band, slide the band around your invitation. Then take the stack of enclosure cards and tuck them under the band on the back of the invitation, so that all pieces are neatly held together.
Take your final stack and slide it inside the inner envelope (or outer, if you have no inner) such that the text is facing up and the right side of the invitation is closest to the flap (for vertically oriented designs). This
ensures that the invite is easy to read when pulled out by the recipient (no need to rotate it 180 degrees!)
Place the inner envelope into the outer envelope.
The front of the inner envelope should face the back of the outer envelope.
Yay! You're done!