Yes you’ve planned about the venue, theme and you’ve now chosen your best dress for the party but have you thought about the engagement party invitations? Well, this one’s next as you would like this occasion to be gathering your family and your partner’s family members as well as very close friends and relatives to get together in this romantic celebration. And without an invitation, everything will not happen appropriately in place.
First is the theme and type of event. Before creating invitations, it’s a must that everything is set with the theme of the party and the tone of the affair. If you have already chosen the theme and place, for example beach engagement, it should also match the “feel” of the guests coming whether they would enjoy it or not. If picnic at the beach is probably everyone’s tastes then stick with that.
Next, the formality of the engagement party invitations will depend on the guest list and how big or small it is. You definitely wouldn’t like to invite anyone who is not going to be at the wedding but you’re also not obligated to invite everyone who will all be present at the wedding to the engagement party. Now to issue the invitations, a good timeline would be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks in advance of the occasion. So in order to include the out of town guests, it will be great to give them a “save the date” phone call or send an email as soon as the party date is confirmed so that way they also have enough time to plan and book their trip.
Then if you and your future husband (if you’re the one hosting the party) doesn’t want to receive gifts anymore then you can include “no gifts please” or “your presence is your gift” reminder at the bottom of invitations. Otherwise, if you’re a friend or relative hosting the party then you can always consult the couple about any changes you’d like to do so that way you can also hear their suggestions and make what they want to happen.
Engagement Party Invitation Types
Manage your guests’ expectations on the party by starting with the right type of invitation. Remember, this is the right time to get your great relationship introduced to your loved ones and so consider what makes your relationship special and express it on the invitation cards. Give environment-friendly ones a go as it’s the most efficient type yet can easily be added a semi-formal and creative touch. You can either create them or design them yourself (if you’ve got enough time and you enjoy it) or you can just buy customized invitations from paper and craft stores recommended by friends. Tip: buy by piles so you can have discounts!
Otherwise, if you want to go for electronic invitations then you can try something what PaperLessPost does to send engagement party invitations on the go. Enjoy crafting!