What to Put in Your Pocket Wedding Invitations

Today I am sharing this fun wedding invitation set designed for McKayla and Mark, recently joined as Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, congratulations!

I wanted to show this set because it is a perfect example of what a pocket set looks like and how it all fits together.  Pocket cards are perfect when you have multiple “information” or “enclosure” cards.  For this set the larger card was for the reception which included location information and directions to the venue.  This is also a good place to put a map if you want more direction help for your wedding guests.  The next card was accommodation information, which is such a great thing for guests to have.  If you have a lot of wedding guests coming from out of town please be sure to provide this information.  Most of the time hotels will offer a special rate if your guests book with them so be sure to call around and find out those details.  Guests will genuinely appreciate the extra savings.  Also included in the set is the response card, with simple icons to request meal choice and finally the small card was used for the bride and groom’s gift registry information.  All of the cards tuck nicely into the side pocket and then everything is easily folded and stuffed inside an envelope.


Beautiful matching programs were designed for the day of the event.  Other day of items may also include a menu, name tags and table numbers.  If your wedding is a little more relaxed and fun advice cards are a great thing for guests to do while they wait in between different events for the day.


Jeneze Designs offers everything shown above and more and we can design complete matching sets for everything needed.  Contact us today for more information.


Saying Thank You after the Wedding



Planning a wedding, having a wedding and then going on a honeymoon is all a lot of work and a lot of craziness.  But after it’s all said and done don’t forget to say “thank you”.  It’s likely that your entire wedding event did not happen just because of you.  Many people get involved with weddings, from family, to friends and wedding vendors.  I hope you don’t forget to tell those important people in your life “thank you for the help” or “thank you for being there” or “thank you for the gift”.  Whatever it may be those thank you’s will be greatly appreciated.

At Jeneze Designs we love sending thank you cards with photos from the wedding, guests love this personal memento from the event, something to be treasured for years to come.  Of course any type of thank you card would work just fine.  Need help with what kind of thank you to offer, this post from Brides.com has some very helpful advice on what to say.   And need some ideas on how to say thank you, check out this post from the Bridal Guide.

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There are so many fun different ways to say “thanks” like a cute note on the dinner place setting, take a fun photo at the wedding using props like the one below that I found on Etsy.

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Once you figure out what and how you want to say “thank you” just be sure you do, it will mean so much to the people who were a part of your special day!

Color Changes for your Invitations

One question that I get asked quite often is if I can change the colors on my existing invitation designs that you see in my gallery.   The answer is an absolute YES, of course you can.  We not only create all of our designs but we personally edit each one to work perfectly for you.  So if you see a design that has grey but want it to be pink, then no problem, we can make it pink.  Plus we can change font styles too, fonts can make a big difference in the overall look of the design, that’s why we provide a list of options and offer professional advice on what will work well together.  I may need to save a blog post about fonts another day.  But I wanted to show a few samples of color changes in one design.

In the photo invitation below you can see that the overall look and layout is the same but colors and font styles have been changed.  The design for Haley in the bottom right corner was clean and simple with neutral colors.  The photo to the left for Whitney was designed with her wedding colors in mind using blue and yellow.  The top two designs I used colors that would compliment the photos nicely.  Sometimes your designer may want to see your photos and lay everything out to see if some colors would work better than others and when we see a different option that we think works better we will send you proofs of those different options so you can decide what you like best.

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The typography invitation set below also shows some changes in color and fonts.  The design on the far right for Jeni was customized to her taste in font style, something a little more modern and fun.  However this type of invitation style won’t work well with some fonts such as cursive fonts for example.  The all caps font is what gives it the overall look and style, a cursive font would throw off the spacing and words would not fit as uniform as they are.

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Hopefully this post provided some more detailed information on color changes to your wedding invitations.  But if you have any questions you can always contact us, we are happy to help.

Every order we design gets proofs sent directly to your email within 1-2 business days.  That way you can look everything over, make sure the colors are right and see if what you picked out is what you wanted.  If not, we can fix it so it is what you wanted.  Our store is also set up so you don’t have to order a design that we already created, you can combine several invitations into one or we can create something from scratch, exactly what you want.  If you do order a 100% custom design we will send multiple options so you can tell us what you like and don’t like and we narrow things down until it is perfect.

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Wedding Invitation Tips Part 1

We get asked a lot of questions here at Jeneze Designs and there are some questions that we get asked a lot, like when you should mail your invitations.  I thought I would share a list of a few helpful tips, maybe some things are on this list that you haven’t thought about, like ordering a few extras just in case.  Also in the “do” list we recommend ordering samples so you can see the print and paper quality of the product.  Jeneze Designs offers a free sample set to anyone who wants to see what we have.  We are very proud of the product we offer, we know it is high quality and the best available but see for yourself and order a sample set today.  Contact us at jenny@jeneze.com to get yours.Helpful tips