Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, relationship milestone or major life change, creating your own party invitations is a good way to add a far more personal touch. Not merely do you obtain more freedom over the design, but it feels all the more special for guests for an invitation that has been personally developed by hand (or computer!) by you. Below, we explain the invitation etiquette required for your following event and give you some design tips over the way.
While invitations have existed for quite a long time, in the present day age where you can send an invitation over text, email, Facebook and the mail, it’s hard to navigate the etiquette needed for several types of events.
And, in regards to designing your personal invitations, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind. From weddings and baby showers to housewarming parties to intimate dinner soirees, each form of party comes with its own unique pair of invitation etiquette. To make sure your guests are clear on what you may anticipate from your event, it’s crucial that you factor this invitation etiquette into not just the writing but in addition the design.
Here, we explain the invitation etiquette for common types of parties, and ways to incorporate these into your designs. But, first thing’s first: Invitation wording.
How do you write a party invitation?
When writing an invitation for almost any event, it’s important to help make the event details as clear and simple as possible. Essential information to incorporate in your invitation:
The date and time of one’s event
The address of the big event
What time guests are expected to arrive
The dress code
What guests are expected to bring
The date and contact details guests should RSVP to
As it pertains to how you need to word your invitation, it’s important to think about the tone you want your invitation to convey.
Tone could be defined as, “the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation.” If, for instance, you are creating an invitation for your wedding, it’s likely that the wording you employ is going to be slightly more formal than that of your intimate house-warming party.
Another factor to take into account is how your invitation wording reflects your personality. If you’re maintaining your event casual, playful and relaxed, it’s best to help keep your invitation wording in theme.
Whatever voice and tone you choose for the invitation you want to make sure that the important event information continues to be communicated clearly.