This wedding invitation article will help you get familiar with how invitations fold. As you have seen from our website, there are hundreds of different invitation styles. I hope this article helps you to make the right choice in wedding stationary. As always. feel free to contact me with your questions and comments.
How do wedding invitations get folded?
Wedding invitations can be folded in many different ways. The type of fold is often a part of their design. Here are some glossary terms from Carlson Craft with examples of each style. For more glossary terms visit http://lunarink.cceasy.com/CCFAQ.cfm#glossary
Invitation cards do not fold, your wording is printed on the front.
Invitation folders are folded once, either to create a top or side fold. Your wording is printed on the front.
A sheet of paper folded twice to create a four-paneled invitation is considered French-folded. This fold is most common with parchment invitations.
A short-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded once, not exactly in half, forming an invitation with a short front panel and longer back panel.
A tri-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded twice to form a three-paneled invitation. Both outside panels are folded inward to cover the center panel.
A z-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded twice in accordion fashion to form a three-paneled invitation.