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Why You Need Custom Party Invitations

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Star Studded Party InvitationsIf you are planning a party and you want to make it an event that everyone you invite is dying to come to, you are going to need to get some really unique, custom printed party invitations. This means that you can’t just run out and buy any invitations you see in any old store, you are going to need the services of a company that specializes in creating invitations. Contrary to popular belief, custom printed invitations are not much more expensive than other invitations. In fact, party invitations that are custom printed tend to go over really well with your guests and they show that you took the time to personalize the party.

Let’s face it, sometimes people get burnt out going to party after party, so your goal is to make sure that when you send out your invitations, your intended guests see your party is going to be different and special. Basically personalized invitations encourage and entice guests to want to come to your event.  You can’t do that with just generic invitations. But, if you spark their interest with your invitations, you have a guaranteed guest.

Many people think if they just sent out generic invitations and go all out for the party decorations that it’s enough. They are wrong. Every great party and event planner will tell you and swear that one of the most important factors of a successful party is how well received the invitation is. So if you don’t really care who or how many show up, then go ahead and send out generic invitations. But if you want to make this a great party that neither you, your guests or the guest of honor will ever forget, make sure you start the party with perfect custom party invitations.

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Why do you Need to Mail Invitations?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Party InvitationsIn today’s world of cellphones, email, tweets and facebook posts, you might think mailing party invitations isn’t necessary. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mailing enticing party invitations to your guests shows that you value them as friends and as a guest at your upcoming event.

Printed party invitations get guests excited about your event and set the tone for your party. Invitations let guests know what you’re celebrating, what you’re serving, how to dress as well as the date, time and location. They also look great posted on their refrigerators. Custom printed invitations show your personality and can be casual, formal, modern or traditional.

An emailed invitation or a home-printed flyer might get guests to come to your party, but if you want an awesome turnout, nothing is better than mailing personalized party invitations to your guests. Invitations from are a perfect way to invite guests to your birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, business event or even your wedding.

Feng Shui Wedding Gift Ideas

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If you’re tired of giving the same old wedding and bridal shower gifts, why not consider these wedding gift ideas inspired by Feng Shui?

  1. Anything in pairs — Giving two of something, from lamps to vases filled with flowers or candles in beautiful candle holders, helps create a sense of balance. The newlyweds can place the items on their respective nightstands for good Feng Shui, or place both items in the romance corner of their home or the master bedroom.
  2. Anything in red – Red, pink, rose and similar colors promote passion in a relationship, so anything red makes a good bridal shower gift, from red lingerie to red pillows.
  3. Anything made of ceramic or porcelain – Earth is the element associated with the romance trigram of the ba gua, so items representing this element will bring good luck to the couple. A pair of red ceramic objects — hearts, cranes or a symbol with significance to the bride and groom — would be the perfect Feng Shui wedding or bridal shower gift.

Article by Ken Lauher. For more on Feng Shui, check out his blog A Natural Approach to Balancing Your Life

Twilight Las Vegas Strip Skyline Party Invitations

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The Las Vegas Skyline at Twilight Party Invitation is perfect for a bachelorette party invitation, gambling invitation or any Vegas themed party.

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Faux Ribbon on Lime Polka Dots Party Invitations

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Faux Ribbon on Lime Dots Birthday Party Invitation Bright colors and polka dots…feels like spring! You’ll love our exclusive Faux Ribbon on Lime Dots Party Invitations.

Big bright lime polka dots, a faux vellum overlay and best of all, it’s wrapped with a 1/4″ faux bright lime ribbon. The ribbon is printed on the design and looks so real – no ribbons to cut, no ribbons to tie, no layers to assemble.

The entire invitation is one piece with the vellum and the ribbon printed on – it just looks dimensional.

Use these invitations for adult birthday party invitations, baby shower invitations, bridal shower invitations, kids birthday party invitations, or any special occasion.

Ribboned Lime Dots Note Cards

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Also available in Orange, Hot  Pink and Turquoise

Graceful Gown on Lilac Bridal Shower Invitations

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Graceful Gown on Lilac Bridal Shower Invitations features a bride in her wedding dress and veil against a lilac background-perfect for a bridesmaid’s luncheon or any bridal shower occasion. Also available in yellow,  pink,  green,  blue and tangerine.

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Graceful Gown on Lilac Bridal Shower Invitation

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Social Media Invites vs. Printed Party Invitations

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Tiki God Luau Party InvitationParty invitations might be easier to send by email or a by flyer created from your home computer, but if you want people to get excited and actually come to your party, sending custom printed party invitations win hands down. 

Snail mail has its advantages, one being privacy, the other being that a custom printed invitation lets guests know you have taken the time to do it right. Beautiful invitations also build excitement and anticipation from the moment guests open them and social media just can’t duplicate that feeling.

Unless you are promoting a business event, using social media as a means to invite party guests to a personal event is a risky proposition.

If you should get the urge to use Twitter or Facebook as the source of your event invitations, be careful. Are you really inviting every one of your social media followers to your party? You could end up with an out-of-control number of party guests, “followers” that are really “in-the-flesh strangers,”  or a lot of hurt feelings from unread posts or non-follower friends being left out if you rely on social media as your main source of inviting and relaying party details.  

Shh Surprise Party InvitationDon’t forget that Twitter messages are public and they can be seen by anyone at anytime, even total strangers.  To see this yourself, from your Twitter account, run a search on the word “invitations” or “party.” Your screen will be filled with “non-followers” tweets. Even more amazing is the “Tweets Near You” function. With one click, the world’s tweets have just been narrowed down to “near” your location. For your safety and the safety of your guests, resist the urge to tweet or post your personal address, email, phone number, party location, date and time.  

The same safety issue applies to Facebook. While you may have made your Facebook “Wall” private, some of your most “private” information is not blocked from a stranger’s view. With a few clicks through any Facebook page or any “friends” page, a stranger can view all the personal bio details you have posted on your Facebook Info tab. The info fields Facebook has made available include:  your sex, your birthday, your children, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, your relationship status, anniversary, hometown, religious views, contact information – email address and/or website links, likes and interests, education and where you work, plus what you are looking for with your Facebook page such as friendship, networking, etc.  The Facebook Photo and Video tabs are also viewable by anyone and photos can be “tagged” with names of the individuals in each photo.  A completed Facebook Info tab might contain more information than your parents, husband or best friend ever knew about you and the information is available to anyone who logs in to Facebook whether they have “liked” you or not. Be careful if you decide to post your party invitation or any party details on your wall. (more…)

Why do Formal Invitations often have a Second Envelope? We’ll Tell You!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Footman with MailWhen invitations were hand written, the names of guests were written as part of the invitations themselves and hand delivered by a footman.  If the footman didn’t know the home he was to deliver the invitation, detailed directions to the guest’s home were written on the outside envelope. Or, if you didn’t have a footman, invitations were put into envelopes and the address of delivery was written on the front envelope and was delivered by the post.

Households typically contained extended families and when the invitation was delivered, the outer envelope was removed and the household members invited to the event was written on the front of an inner envelope. To prevent snooping, the inner envelope was often sealed by wax so only the invited guests would see the envelope contents.

So, the purpose of two envelopes is that the outer envelope detailed whose household the invitation was going to and directions for delivery and the inner envelope stated who in the household was actually invited to the event.

Engagement Party Invitations and Traditions

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Wedding Engagement Party ToastTraditionally, the wedding engagement party was not a gift-giving occasion, as the news of the couple’s engagement was made by surprise announcement by the father of the bride to guests at a normal party. 

Today, it varies from culture to culture if engagement presents are given at a party celebrating a previously announced engagement.

With news traveling at warp speed today, the engagement party is more a formal way of celebrating and congratulating the happy couple and can be an elaborate affair or a cozy gathering.

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When did Wedding Announcements in Newpapers Start?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Invitation Wax SealIn the Middle Ages, families of means would have their wedding invitations hand-crafted by monks who were skilled in the art of Calligraphy.

The personal crest or Family Coat of Arms was stamped in hot wax to seal the document.

By 1600, the printing press which was invented in 1447, still produced a poor result for stylish wedding invitations.

It was around this time that it became tradition to announce weddings in the newspapers.

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