Invitations used to be sent in the traditional mail with a formal letter heading to notify guests of an upcoming celebration. Now, invitations are not as formal as they once were. Invitations no longer need to be mailed formally by hand, instead they are mostly issued and signed through email and social networking, for fast and convenient responses. However, that being said, your decision of invitation still needs to suit the type of event and reflect accordingly the formality that you’re planning. Below is a list of types of invitations available:
Bridal Shower Invitations If your wedding or bridal shower is for a bride who wears a classic feminine style, then you may want to send out pre-wedding invitations via email, with a matching RSVP list. This will help ensure that guests know how much to bring, and what to wear to the event. You may also want to include some basic information about the bridal shower, such as the date, time, location, and additional information such as the theme and food. Also, you can let your guests know how much money they can bring, to help determine the size of your turnout. You may want to specify a maximum number of guests so that there will be enough room for all the invited guests to be accommodated.
Digital Invites If you want to send out digital invitations via email, then you can either use traditional printing formats or set your digital invitation apart from the rest by including a unique software program. There are many popular programs available, such as Google Print, Apple iWork Pages, or Microsoft Works. With these programs, you can design and personalize your invites before sending them out. This can be a good option if you want to keep the cost down since you won’t be relying on printing services for digital invitations. However, if you plan to order in bulk, it may be more cost effective to send out traditional printable invitations via email.
Proof Read Your Invitations If you want to make sure that everything is perfect, here are some tips to ensure that your digital printable invitations are error-free. Before starting to proof read your document, make sure to save a copy. After your proof read the document, check the spelling and grammar of your final draft. Make sure to re-read your list of instructions for spelling and grammar mistakes, too. Be sure to double-check the complete draft for any typos or errors.
Send Your Proof Readed Invitations After you’ve made the necessary changes, print out your response cards. These can be printed onto heavy cardstock or a high quality cardstock that’s fade resistant. The card stock should have a front cover with your information and a front side to enter your guests’ names. Inside the response card, place in an envelope addressed to each name. Be sure to list the day and time of your shower, where your guests will be attending, and where your shower is.
Your Digital Wedding Invitations Finally, after you have sent out all of your invitations and received your responses, it’s time to send your response cards. Print your response cards on heavy cardstock and also consider having them laminated. A high quality laminated response card is an instant hit with guests. Include a clear-cut list of instructions for your shower’s location and when you’ll be sending out your invitations to your guests.