The finest things in life seem to come in layers, like gossamer fine sheets that may individually be insignificant, but when layered on top of each other, create something rich. Think chocolate shavings or baklava.
Some of the most exquisite haute couture consists of layers as well. It’s the subtle overlapping and final presentation that identifies a look as one of luxury. Even haute couture wedding dresses fall into this same category.
Fine and airy organza, supple satin and antique lace can combine to create a look (and feel) of luxury. Again, it’s the layers that turn ordinary into elegant.
When you go out for an elegant dinner, you expect the courses to arrive one at a time, not all at once, like family style dining. Each course is a layer of the meal, adding to overall experience.
You want to create that same experience for your guests when you send them your luxury wedding invitations.
Some brides are surprised to discover that there is much more than meets the eye when selecting and coordinating the presentation of luxury wedding invitations.
The invitation itself is just the beginning, only one course of the entire experience.
Use wedding folios to hold important items in place. Use the right side of the open folio for the most important insert; that’s often your luxury wedding invitation. Any other inserts go in the inside left hand pocket.
A real luxury wedding invitation deserves much more than a traditional paper envelope. It’s time to consider handwoven natural dupioni silk that has been dyed to the color of your choice, fashioned into an elegant silk envelope and fastened with a pearl or rhinestone brooch.
For example, an envelope like the Teal Dupioni Silk Invitation envelope is exactly the kind of elegant envelope your luxury wedding invitations deserve. The envelope consists of two fine layers — the exterior and the lining inside.
Another presentation layer to consider is the invitation insert. Even something as simple as a padded insert with silk corners to hold your documents can add that additional presentation layer you’re looking for.
Your couture invitation must be place in an invitation designed to hold not only the invitation but also any embellishments you have affixed to it. That reason alone should be enough to send your invitations in invitation boxes, but these boxes also provide another service.
The invitation box announces your invitation.
Unless you are personally hand-delivering all of your wedding invitations, you’ll need mailing boxes to send everything in. Planning ahead and getting these boxes when you are ordering your other presentation layers saves time and headaches in the long run.
There you have it. Those are the presentation layers you need for sending out luxury wedding invitations that will impress your guests and create an experience they won’t forget.
It’s the layers.