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Invitation Etiquette 101 May 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — msmonogram @ 5:57 pm

So, you have found THE ONE…you knew it as soon as you saw it.  It fit like  glove.  It was YOUR invitation!


Your invitation sets the tone and style of your soiree. It’s the first impression that your guests will have of your upcoming event. Whether you are throwing a Bat Mitzvah for 250, an intimate wedding for 75 or a “just because” party for 120, your guests will look to your invitation as a guide…an instruction manual for the party.  What should they wear?  Is it formal or fun?  Should they have a bite to eat before hand or will a meal be served?

When designing the wording of your invitation think about what you would like to convey to the recipient.  Make very sure that the basic details are taken care of first.

Who – What – Where – When

Then, throw a bit of your own personality in.  Add a meaningful quote, an exciting ink color, an interesting font.  Find a fresh way to word things.  For instance; on your response card instead of the usual “will or will not attend” add something fun like “Delightfully accepts….Regretfully declines”.

How does your invitation look on the outside?  The envelope is equally as important as the contents.  A printed return address flap is essential.  Adding calligraphy is also a lovely touch.  Many of the companies that I work with also offer addressing services.  Simply send an Excel file to the company and they will address the envelopes for you….additional fees apply.

Create an invitaiton that is an expression of your event….you will be so glad that you did!



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