What you need to know before you order invitations

When you order invitations for a party there are a few things you should know about and have before you actually order. Answer these questions and you should have everything you need,

  1. Does the party have a theme? Look for an invitation design that fits your theme.
  2. Who is the guest of honor? Is there more than one? Tip: For wedding related invitations the bride’s name always comes first.
  3. How do you spell the guest of honor’s name? (or names)
  4. Who is hosting the party? Should this information be on the invitation?
  5. Do you have gift suggestions or a donation suggestion? If this is a shower or wedding make a note where the couple has registered for gifts
  6. What is the location of the party? Do you want to list the entire address and phone number?
  7. Do you need to include directions to the location or accommodation suggestions?
  8. When is the party? Both date and time. If no end time use “until” or just list the start time with no end time.
  9. How do the guests tell you that they are coming? Can they RSVP by phone, email or both? Or will you be including a Response Card with the invitation?
  10. When do you need to know how many guests are coming? When is the last day they should let you know? Should they respond to a phone number, email address, via text, twitter, facebook, or linkedin, or something else?
  11. Will you try to create wording that is funny or witty? Or is the event formal? See Emily Post for etiquette on formal invitation wording. Search for “invitation wording” for ideas, then brainstorm. Check out rhymer.com for a rhyming dictionary.
You should be ready to order your invitations now – you have everything you need to create awesome invitations.
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P.S. Do you have any questions about this list?  I’ll be happy to help you, just ask 

P.P.S. Poly Graphics will be happy to work with you to create the exact invitation that you desire – pick a design out at Poly Graphics Invitations – or if you can’t find what you like there, please give us an opportunity to design something just for you. We take requests!

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