With the recent uptick of options for social media/digital invitations, some folks are moving away from sending paper invitations for their events. Today, I want to share my opinions on the benefits of custom paper invitations and why you should be using them.
Having hosted dozens and dozens of parties and events from small to large, I have always kicked off each event with custom paper invitations. There are so many reasons why and I am going to lay them out for you. I am really hoping to get you back on the train if you fell off! 😉
In my opinion, choosing and designing custom invitations is the most fun part of party planning, without question. Once the process is completed, you have a design to coordinate all aspects of your party…from the decorations to the food, etc.
With the summer season close, there will be lot of graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, weddings, barbeques, etc. Now is the time to start planning!
The Benefits of Custom Paper Invitations
Makes your guests feel special. Your event is absolutely a “special occasion”. Sending paper invitations shows that you made the effort and spent the money to include them in your event. It also shows off the planning you have put into your event.
Sets the tone for your event. Style is the key here! You can be so much more creative with custom paper invitations. A custom invite instills the importance of an event and provides clarity for what your guests can expect when attending your event.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, the invite is sure to be exactly how you envision it. This is what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company.
Allows you to be specific about who is actually invited. When you send out a digital invite, it is difficult to specify “plus one”, “one guest only please”, Mr. and Mrs., or whether or not children are included, etc.
Guest list is private. When I receive digital or social media invites, the full guest list is typically available to see. This can be sticky sometimes and/or feelings can be involved. A guest list is created for the honoree or for the occasion. Keep it less personal or “public”, so to speak. It shouldn’t matter who else is invited to a function. 🙂
Have confidence in the assurance of delivery. Not everyone checks their inbox regularly. Some inboxes are so full, email invites can be missed. Not everyone is on social media. Emails can be sent to spam folders. Everyone has an address.
Speaking of addresses, Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite also offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders. BONUS! Here is an example…
Receive more formal RSVPs. A formal invitation typically receives more formal responses. Proper RSVPing has really taken a hit within the new generations (one of my BIGGEST pet peeves!). Good etiquette requires proper and timely responses to invitations.
Provides a beautiful physical reminder for both before and after an event.
More reasons to use Custom Paper Invitations
The key word here is CUSTOM!
Basic Invite has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from. With so many options, you can create an envelope that matches the invitation. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so they can be closed quickly and securely.
Basic Invite is also one of the few websites that allow customers to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they place their final order. They can see the paper quality and how it will print, and make sure the card is perfect.
As I mentioned, Graduations are right around the corner! Basic Invite offers many graduation invites, nurse graduation announcements, and cheap graduation announcements. Now is the time to be ordering them! They have offered a discount code to my readers (at the bottom of this post) for all of your needs!
You can also customize coordinating stationary like these Thank You Notes.
Wedding season is also upon us! You must stop by and see the amazing selection they have to offer! They are also offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51
If you would like to see a few examples of how I have used and ordered custom paper invitations for parties I have hosted recently, check out these posts…
So, have I convinced you of the benefits of custom paper invitations?! Boy, I hope so! I cannot express the importance of this when trying to put your best foot forward for future events. Let your inner creativity out of the box! And, don’t forget that Basic Invite is 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51!