Wedding Stationery Terminology
Board: Is what printers and stationers refer to as Card
Folded card: A card that is folded like a greeting card
Flat invitation: 2 sided piece of card like a postcard
Pocketfold: An invitation format that has two folds and a pocket for the RSVP card, envelope and any information cards that are required
Information card: A flat piece of card which can be printed with all your extra information about the day such as accommodation, transport, map, gifts, details the venue, itinerary.
RSVP: This card is sent to your guest to fill in to say whether they can attend or not. This card then comes back to you so you can finalise your guest list and numbers.
Guest Personalisation: This where guest’s names are printed onto the item of stationery.
Belly band: A band that gets wrapped around the item of stationery. Usually it’s paper but it could be hessian, lace or a material of your choice providing it works.
Hessian: A woven rustic fabric which comes in a variety of thicknesses. This can also be known as burlap.
Twine: A rustic string consisting of two or more strands of hemp or cotton twisted together. .
Date tag: A tag that is usually found on our invitations which have the date of your wedding on them.
Invitation set: consists of an invite, RSVP, RSVP reply envelope and an outer envelope.
Grosgrain ribbon: Ribbon that has a ribbed texture. This is a ribbon that is slightly stiffer and has a matt appearance.
Satin Ribbon: This is the ribbon we use most. It has a slight shine to it and soft to touch.
gsm: weight of paper. To give you a guide, photocopier paper usually is 80gsm and card weights start from 170gsm upwards. Our board is 290gsm up to 365gsm (depending on the type of board)