Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

One of the most popular styles of DIY wedding invitation designs is the pocketfold invite. Pocketfold wedding invitations are popular because they neatly store the invitation and the enclosures such as the RSVP card together.

The style can be adapted to your wedding whether you’re looking for rustic wedding invitations, a vintage style or even cheap wedding invitations.

If you make your own wedding invitations, then you have complete control over the design and with our wedding invitation wording templates, wedding invitation examples and tutorials handmade stationery is made easy.

This design uses one of our large square pocketfolds which fits neatly into a 155mm square envelope. We ket this design very simple so it’s ideal if you’ve not made stationery before. We chose a neutral, ivory, colour scheme and added a vellum belly band but you can, of course, adapt this to suit your wedding theme.

Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  • The wedding invitation template

  • The wedding information template

  •  The RSVP card template

  •  Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.

  • Remember to double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location, dress code etc. (always ask someone else to proofread too

Sizes

  • Large square pocket wedding invitations:

    • Wedding invitation panel 138 x 138mm approx.

    • Wedding Information Card 140 x 140mm approx.

    •  RSVP Card 125 x 125mm approx

  • Belly Band, 310-350 x 45mm approx.

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Calligraphy Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Template

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Template.
Downloadable Microsoft Word Invitation Template

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
Downloadable Microsoft Word RSVP card Template

Belly Band Template

Belly Band Template
Belly band templates for you to trim

Large Square Pocketfold

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Suite.
We used Silkweave Ivory board stock

A4 Card and Paper

A3 vellum paper
We used A3 vellum paper

Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Use a matching 155mm wedding envelope

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making stationery quick and easy

Rhinestones

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Use crystal gems to add sparkle to the names of the couple

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking gems

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Fold the prescored lines carefully so that you can fold the pocketfold. You can use a bone folder for this to get really nice sharp creases.
  3. One all the score lines are creased add glue to the tabs and glue these down. Make sure that the edges are neatly aligned before sticking down.
  4. To glue, the invitation panel to the central section apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. If you don’t have an ATG gun, then double-sided tape or a glue stick is a good alternative. Make sure that the panel is central, place carefully and stick down firmly making sure that the border is even all the way around.
  5. Place the enclosures into the pocket; you can include an envelope for your RSVP card or let your guests use it as a postcard. If it’s prepared with a stamp, your guests will find it easy to return.
  6. Fold the pocket so that it forms a neat square.
  7. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  8. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  9. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip to fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we’ve glued the join in the centre of the back on this occasion. The join will be less noticeable if you align it to the edge as we’ve shown in other tutorials.
  10. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  11. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  12. Allow the gems to dry.
  13. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •  Choose a quality wedding envelope

  •  Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose different board stocks for your handmade wedding invitations; the enfolio can be one shade and the panels another
  • For a rustic wedding theme choose a pocketfold made of kraft card with matching kraft pocket fold envelopes
  • Make your wedding invitation belly band from a different or contrasting paper
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards from the same board stock
  • Make your own evening wedding invitations to match by adapting the text
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Make matching on the day stationery using the same board stock for your order of service, wedding table plan, wedding place cards and wedding table names. We have templates available for making a wedding seating plan.

Additional Information

Our wording templates help to organise your wedding wording and the downloadable templates help with sizing your panels.

From easy to more complex designs, we show you how to design and produce wedding stationery for your big day. Pocketfolds are a neat and elegant wedding invitation that is relatively simple to create.

By using the same coordinating board stock and design style, you can create matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day.

Organised at the same time as your wedding planning you can take inspiration from your wedding theme from whether you choose fairytale, sparkle or even vintage wedding invitations.

For a wide range of wedding invitation ideas perfect for DIY wedding stationery even down to table name ideas to suit your big day follow us on our social channels. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation UK designs.