The Importance of an Invitation

The Importance of an Invitation

In this era of email, social media and texting, putting an invitation together can be a lost art. Whether your event is a casual cocktail party or a black tie affair, the invitation is the first impression your guests will have.  An interesting invitation creates a sense of excitement and anticipation.  It sets the tone of your upcoming event.  In competitive social and business circles, it can be the deciding factor in who accepts and who declines.  Yes… it is that important.

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Pretty Please RSVP…

If you get a lavish invitation with a silver lined envelope, it’s probably a more formal affair; whereas an invite to the cocktail party might be something much less ornate.

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Casual Cocktail Party

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Formal Wedding

A simple design will work for events that are more casual. The idea is to give the person you’re inviting as much info as possible without really saying a lot.

Casual Christmas

Casual Christmas

VS.

Formal Holiday

Formal Holiday

Score even more points by coordinating the color of the invitation with the color scheme of your event. You can communicate a lot on that little piece of paper, so don’t forget to put some effort into your invite!  And never underestimate the importance of the envelope.  Consider the way it opens, how it’s addressed, stamped and even delivered.

Get creative with those stamps!

Get creative with those stamps!

A paper invite isn’t for every occasion… sometimes online invitations are perfectly alright.  But really… aren’t you more excited about attending when you receive a beautiful paper invite?

I would be hard-pressed to say no to this invitation. Plus, it's cute for an evite, too!

I would be hard-pressed to say no to this invitation. Plus, it’s cute for an evite, too!

I would be hard-pressed to say no to this invitation. Plus, it’s cute for an evite, too![/caption]

And just because I can’t help feeling a little tongue in cheek after all these years:

Don't forget to let your guests know the best way to respond.

Don’t forget to let your guests know the best way to respond.

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– LizaMarie Parker, Perfect Taste Teammate