Real DIY Wedding Invitation: Classic Black & White Pocket

Posted on February 16, 2017


— Taylor —


“I loved the plain black tie formal look!”

Taylor said Pinterest was a big source of inspiration in designing her classic black and white wedding invitations.





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  • Paper Trimmer
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Embosser from Amazon
  • Home Printer


“I designed my invite on Adobe Illustrator.

Cards and Pockets for the envelopes, belly bands, and pockets. [I also used a] paper cutter, glue, scissors, embosser, and printer.”



“I first printed all the addresses onto my envelopes using Microsoft Word.

Then I embossed every envelope with our address on back with custom embosser I bought on Amazon.

Then I glued the invite to the pocket and cut the enclosure cards to fit on a tier in the pocket.”



“Ask your bridal party for help! It’s a lot of work but so worth it!”


Congratulations Taylor! Thank you for sharing your DIY Story with us!

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 At Cards & Pockets we love DIYers.  We also know that one of the best ways to be inspired is to see and learn about other people’s experiences.  We’re excited to share stories of our customers unique DIY invitation process.

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Alexandra July 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Are the inserts on the right the same size as the invitation on the left?

    • cardsandpockets August 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Alexandra! Usually the tallest insert would be the same size as the invitation card. On this invitation, it was trimmed a little smaller. Here’s an illustration to show a good way to size inserts for a Signature Pocket: null

  2. Maurie October 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Can you see the black pockets through a white or cream puff envelope?

    • cardsandpockets October 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      The black doesn’t show through on the front of the envelope, and you can only see a slight outline under the envelope’s flap on the back. We recommend ordering a sample (they ship for free) just so you can see for yourself in person!

  3. Desiree McKinney July 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    What font did you use?

    • cardsandpockets July 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Hi Desiree,

      These invitations were designed by the bride, so we’re not sure what fonts were used. However, you can probably find something similar if you search for classic serif style fonts.

      Hope this helps!

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