One of my favorite things about planning a party is selecting the invitation. While I’m not opposed to an email invite (companies such as paperlesspost.com are efficient and classy when you need to throw a last minute event – plus, you don’t have to keep track of your guests mailing addresses, they help track your RSVPs, they send out reminders, and as a bonus, they even send you a few hard paper copies for you to frame and display at your event) they simply cannot compare to a beautiful hard copy paper invitation you receive in the U.S. mail. Guests are able to open the invitation (as opposed to receiving yet another email), hold it in their hand, and begin having an instant impression on what the event will be like.
With a hard copy invitation, your event is no longer just another party – it’s instantly more special while providing a personal touch. It’s also fun to see invites for upcoming events posted on the fridge and look forward to them whenever you walk by. The invitation has the ability to get your guests excited about your party weeks in advance!
Other factors that you should think about that can influence a first impression about your event are – what type of paper did you use? What type of feeling does the invite evoke? Fun? Formal? Glamorous? Casual chic?
A great company to order your invites from is tinyprints.com. I know that in our busy lives its often difficult to take the time to order the invites, address them, and get them off in the mail; however, I encourage you to try sending a paper invitation for your next occasion! Your guests will know that if you put this much thought into the invite, your party is sure to be a smashing success!