First Impressions are Everything. There’s nothing that sets the tone of your event like an invitation. This is the first time that guests will see anything related to your event. Consider it a form of branding for your party. You’ll want to incorporate your event’s color themes and suggest the decor of the event. If it’s a fun and playful party for children, your invitation can reflect this. If it’s an elegant black tie affair, you’ll want this to come across in your invitations as well.
It used to be a faux pas to send an electronic invitation. This was when we didn’t have sophisticated platforms like Paperless Post, which is one of my favorite sites for sending beautiful invitations. Although I would never recommend sending a generic invitation as an email message, Paperless Post is a great option for sending highly decorative and detailed invites with the option to track RSVP’s. You can also create customized envelopes, with gorgeous lining.
Electronic invites can be great for Save the Dates, bachelorette/bachelor parties, showers, and the other myriad parties that will inevitably ensue with a Wedding for example.
For more traditional people (including myself) there’s also the option of purchasing physical invitations with RSVP cards. I mean, who doesn’t like receiving beautiful stationary in the mail, right?
Paperless Post has partnered with elite designers such as Vera Wang, Kelly Wearstler and Oscar de la Renta to name a few.
This example below, the Rose Floral Ikat Wedding Invitation by Oscar de la Renta is one example of a beautiful paper invitation that I adore.
A few other fan faves are pretty much anything designed by my style icon, Kelly Wearstler.
Some cards have the option to personalize your own invitations by inserting personal photos as well. For family gatherings, I love sending personalized holiday party invitations with photos of my baby niece. Everyone gets a kick out of seeing an invitation that’s highly personal and well thought out.
Definitely visit their site and you can’t help but be inspired by all the choices and styles they have available.
There’s also a Paperless Post Wedding Concierge, which allows you to book an appointment online. You can speak with an in-store expert regarding Invitations and Etiquette. So if you’ve had that burning stationery question you’ve always wanted an expert to weigh in on, this is for you.
(All Images taken from the site www.paperlesspost.com)