Invitations have been an integral part of every formal occasion for generations, and the same goes for weddings. Invitations no longer need to be delivered formally by hand, they are often now sent electronically and even through email, for simple and quick responses to your wedding guests. However, your selection of invite should reflect the style and formality you’re going for, and also suit your particular occasion.
As a general rule when it comes to weddings or dinner parties, you should send your guests formal invites with a date. That is also true of the type of event. While traditional invites still work for many types of parties, more modern invitations offer more flexibility and allow you to customize the event to suit your own needs. If you have a modern themed wedding, you’ll find the right type of digital invitations to match. However if you’re having a traditional themed affair, then you can still use digital invitations but you should choose them carefully.
In most cases it’s best to choose more formal invitations than less formal ones as your guests will feel that you respect their time and are willing to put some effort into their event. When it comes to less formal invitations there’s plenty to choose from, and it’s sometimes not so easy to pick just one. There are options such as RSVPs (standing up on a clipboard) or email invites, however it’s also important to remember that there’s an importance to giving your guests something in return. This could be in the form of a gift or compliment, and depending on your relationship with your guests this could be a useful exchange of ideas. This should always be remembered when choosing traditional paper invitations.
For those who send their invites via email, a digital invitation might not always be suitable. If you choose to send your guests digital invites it’s important to make sure you’ve included all the relevant information in the email. This includes RSVP details, a map to your venue, and times and places to get to your venue. Your guests will appreciate being able to save the date to plan their trip around these elements and to ensure they have the time of day if they need to book flights or buy hotel accommodation. Invitations via email can still be formal and printed, so it’s important to get this right.
Finally, it’s important to consider whether your guests will be able to receive your invitation by post or by telephone. In many cases it’s easier and less expensive to send your invitations via email than via telephone. If you choose to send your invites by telephone you can send them by broadcast message and you’ll have the added advantage of having a ‘real’ voice on the other end of the line, although this is hardly necessary. If you do send the replies by telephone, you should provide your guests with a telephone number and should advise them to contact you via this number if they have any questions.
As you can see from this example, there are many different options available when designing invitations for a wedding or engagement celebration. The key is to provide as much useful information about your venue as possible without going overboard with advertising! Remember that you don’t need to go into the specifics of your invitation structure – the invitation is simply there to serve as a guide. By following the advice in this article, you can ensure that your invitations will help you spread the word about your event efficiently and effectively.