Saturday, September 26, 2009

Invitation Etiquette

Etiquette is a lovely word but it does not have to be complicated.

If you are having an event and it is special, written invitations are a way of setting the scene and communicating your story. All About Paper have years of experience in coordinating special events and creating invitations. You are in safe hands with the All About Paper design team.

A quick summary of some things you might want to consider, for big events as well as special birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties, showers, well just any occasion that you want to invite people and make it special.

Save the date cards A great way to let your guests from out of town know about your wedding date is to send Save-the-Date cards. They may be essential for planning flights and booking time off to be with you. Save-the-dates should be sent out at least 3 to 6 months in advance of your wedding date.

Dress code
Dress code should be included in formal invitations. The style of your invitation and message projected can also reinforce formal vs casual events.

Money and gifts
Today it is very common to ask for money instead of gifts, how you ask for it is where etiquette is important. You may use a wishing well or a gift registry but please don’t include anything about gifts in the invitation itself, a separate insert is more appropriate.

Response deadlines should be no later than 1 month before the special day, or the date your caterer needs a final count. RSVP cards included with your wedding invitation are a great way to make sure your guests reply quickly.

And with that I am leaving an rsvp to you and all the lovely people we have met at recent expos and events. All About Paper is always ready to help make your special event as stress free as possible with our large range of pretty papers and well qualified design team. Invitations can be a special touch for any occasion, anniversary, birthday, graduation, any time you want to say, the event is special and so are your guests.

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