The Importance of a Formal Invitation
In today’s social atmosphere, it is so easy to forget to send out a formal invitation, and just send out a quick email or text message.
But sending out a formal invitation has its advantages. Not only do they give out useful and important information about the party – like the time and location – but they also can set the stage for your event. Unless you plan on throwing a mediocre party, you shouldn’t plan to send out mediocre invitations. Your invitation is a declaration of what kind of party you are hosting. Not to mention, everyone loves to get some snail mail every once in a while!
An invitation is a preamble to your party’s atmosphere. It presents your guests with the theme, colors, and expected formality of the event. Creating or purchasing detailed and enticing invitations show your professionalism as well as your creativity. Once again, you want to WOW! your guests!
Formal invitations are also incentives for your guests to actually attend event. Personally, I am much more likely to attend a party or social function when I get some kind of formal invite, rather than a Facebook message or email.
Above are some examples of the different types of invitations (and thank you notes) you might want to use. Simple but colorful RSVP cards are attention grabbing and can be designed to coordinate with your party’s theme. Patterned blank cards can be used as thank you notes or platforms for creating your own invitations. Elegant invitations that have elegant typing or monograms let your guests know that this is a more formal event.
If you’re having trouble coming up with an invitation idea, browse on Etsy or Pinterest – there are tons of great ideas and inspiration. And if you’re artistic or crafty, don’t be afraid to make your own! If you’re still hooked on the technology spectrum, look into evites from postmark.com or paperlesspost.com – they have formal cards and invitations that are sent via email.