Invitation Design Elements: Enclosure Options

We offer many options for organizing your enclosure cards, to create a personalized invitation suite.  It can be difficult to visualize the different options, so we’ve pulled them together here to make that easier!

Back Pockets

Back pockets are adhered to the reverse of the invitation card, holding all the enclosure cards.  We have both horizontal and vertical back pockets for our invitation sizes in our library.  We can also create a custom pocket, for a fully custom look. 

Our Richmond suite features a horizontal back pocket

Belly Bands

We offer belly bands in any of our text weight  papers. These can be printed with a pattern or text or plain.  They come to you scored with adhesive to help you assemble your invitation suite once they are ready for mailing. Typically belly bands are 1.75”, though we can also create a taller belly band if you’d prefer.

We used a blue belly band printed in white digital in our Warehouse suite
A tall belly band creates drama on our Vianna suite


Folders are two panel folded pieces, with the invitation mounted to the interior, and a pocket on the opposite side. They can be be printed or unprinted, and made out of nearly any of our papers.

Our Neve suite features a folder with tawny shine foil stamping.

Gatefold Wraps

Gatefolds are a great way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite, while also adding a touch of drama.  We can create a gatefold using any of our colored papers, including our metallic papers and vellum.  

Our Ramsey suite is enclosed by a debossed gatefold, and wrapped with metallic thread
Our Faye suite features a foil stamped diamond gatefold

Metallic Thread

Another option is adding metallic thread to subtly tie your pieces together.  It can either be simply wrapped around the invitation card, or used to tie on a tag. 

Vero features a vellum overlay, with metallic thread, while Aviva features a die cut tag and metallic thread

Mounted Belly Bands

Mounted belly bands are adhered to the back of the invitation card, with a separate unprinted card. They keep all of your enclosure cards contained, while keeping the front of the invitation clean. They can be printed or unprinted.

Our Hadaway design features a mounted belly band printed with cheerful florals


Pocketfolds are mini folders that include a pocket for your enclosure cards.  Typically your invitation would be mounted on the pocketfold.  We offer both horizontal and vertical pocketfolds for (all of the) our invitation sizes in our library.  We can also create a custom pocketfold, for a fully personalized look!

Our Sibgha and Parrish designs feature printed pocketfolds

Pocket Cards

Pocket cards are separate from your invitation card, and hold your additional enclosures like details cards, itineraries, reply cards, and more.

Our Sherah suite features a pocket card

Pocket Panels

Pocket panels can hold your invitation and additional pieces all together, or we can adhere the invitation onto the front of the panel before shipping it to you. The Tannis suite features a printed pocketpanel, with the invitation mounted on the front.

Our pocket panels are available with either round or square pockets


Another way to add romance and drama is by adding a silk ribbon your suite, either tied in a traditional bow or knot, or mounted to the back of the invite card to create a mounted belly band. 

Modernity features a classic black silk ribbon bow