The History of Wedding Tissues
One of the most common questions we
get are "what are the wedding invitation tissues for ?" The wedding
tissue overlay is purely symbolic in modern times.
In the not so distant past, the ink
used in the printing process would not completely dry and after handling
would smear making the wording hard or impossible to read.
To insure the recipients would not
only get the wedding invitation, but also know who it was for, a delicate
tissue or sometimes onion skin overlay was placed over the printed area
before inserting the invitation into the envelopes.
With modern printing techniques, the
smearing ink is not a problem.
Like many traditional things, the
wedding tissues are symbolic.