Getting back to the matter of the day...... our Blog is about , invitations, and what is non negotiable , whether it's a small email or a formal invite the wording needs to be impeccable.
It is super cool to have any event, whether it is a tiny gathering of friends or a big Bash to celebrate a milestone.
Here we go.... A few things non negotiable on an Invitation :
1. Purpose of the invitation
A birthday party, a wedding, a holiday open
Include the occasion you are celebrating.
2. Name of honoree
(the birthday person,
the mother-to-be, the bride and groom)
3. Day and Date
"Saturday, August 29th"
or if it is formal,
"Saturday, the twenty-ninth of August."
Look at your calendar to make sure as in this example, the
29th of August is really on a Saturday.
include the year after the date, "August 29, 2016" is correct
"August 29th, 2016" is NOT correct - the "th" or "nd" is only used
when a date is not followed by the year.
Informal invitations do not require the year.
For a formal event, include the year and spell it out:
"two thousand and sixteen" instead of "2016."
"6:00 p.m." with small letters and periods" p.m."
For formal events, spell out the time such as:
"six o'clock in the evening"
"eleven o'clock in the morning"
"o" and "c" on the word "o'clock".
Before 6:00 p.m., use "in
After 6:00 p.m., use "in the evening"
5. Name of Place
If the party is not in your home, you should include
the name of the place:
If the party is at a home, you can use:
"at the home of XXXXX"
Physical Location of Place
Give the street address and city. For clients in the states include the state if your are inviting out of town guests to a location other than your home. Do not print a zip code on an invitation.
Zip codes are not needed for on-line driving directions or
GPS directions. Your zip code is usually on the return address of the envelope
if it is needed for any reason, but please, don't print it on your
6. Name of Host
List the name of the host(s) / hostess(es) / parent(s)
giving the party.
"Hosted by Gueldy Saint Fleur"
by XXXX Pierre "
7. RSVP or Regrets Only
List an RSVP with a phone number and/or email address and a
date you would like your guests to RSVP by
Do not use "Regrets Only" if you need an accurate count of
who is coming to the party for the caterer, to know how much food, drinks, party
ware to buy. Using regrets only might surprise you as you will have to guess or assume if every one is coming or no one is coming to your party.
8. Dress Code
If dress code or appropriate attire is an issue with
your party or specific attire is desired, such as a "White & Black Dress
Party" spell it out for guests or you might be surprised at what they choose to
wear to your affair.
It is not necessary to specify a dress code on
formal invitations-the event should be the clue as to the appropriate attire,
but "black tie preferred" or "white tie" can be included in small print at the
bottom of invitations and will be appreciated by guests so they arrive
Once you have your invitation wording written down or
typed, proof read, proof read, proof read!!
It's important to Proof read several times for
spelling mistakes and/or forgotten information! It might be a good idea to have a friend read it to make sure it's perfect!
Hope you enjoyed this article....," announcing it...." has been a great help
xoxo Gueldy (G!Partyblast) - Stay Blessed