Here are some guidelines from InStyle when it comes to picking the right invite.
- Invitations should share the same feel and level of formality as the event.
- For casual occasions, a phone call is a great idea. This also gives you a chance to spend a minute catching up with people outside of texting or facebook!
- For organized and/or formal events, use a written/printed invite (weddings, anniversaries, holiday galas).
Some great invitation companies include:
What to include?
|Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris |
The invitations main purpose is to state the reason for the event as well as the date and time. But just as important to mention is the food and drink. For example, if it is just cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, set that expectation. Also, list the location, the RSVP line and any other special information such as if the event is a surprise, registry information, etc. The invite itself should not need to state the dress code but should convey the dress expected by the invite itself. If it is a black-tie event, the invite should not be in e-vite format or on a beer bottle!