Efficient assembly of your wedding invitations requires preparation. When your envelopes, inserts and invitations arrive, check the quantities and fold pieces that require folding. Address the outer and inner envelopes, pair them and stack the invitations in the same order as your guest list, with the first guest pair on the bottom. After putting stamps on the response-card envelopes, prepare sets by sliding a response card under the flap of its envelope. Move everything to a table or flat surface, and arrange the pieces in this order: invitation, tissue, reception card, response card sets, map card, accommodations card and inner-outer envelope pairs.
Invitation Assembly Line
Regardless of whether your invitations are single-fold, double-fold or flat, the side with wording becomes the base on which all inserts rest. Take an invitation and place a tissue on top of the printed text. Place a response card/envelope set on top of the tissue, then add the map or directions card onto the response card. Your accommodations card, if you have one, is the final piece that tops everything. Your invitation packet now goes face up into the inner envelope. Turn this stuffed inner envelope over so that the guest's name shows. Without sealing the inner envelope or tucking in the flap, slide it name up into the outer envelope. Take one finished invitation to the post office for weighing, then buy the stamps you need. Seal the outer envelopes, put a stamp on each and mail your invitations at least six weeks prior to you wedding date.