You are planning a party, celebration, or get together for a special event, and now you need to send out invitations. After you choose the best invitation for your needs, the next step is to make sure you include all of the information your guests will need.
The most important piece of invitation information is who the party is for. It is usually best to include the honoree’s full name, unless you know for sure that everyone knows them by a specific nickname. If you are writing invites for baby showers, it is important to include the mother’s name, but it may be a fun idea to includ the father, and the baby name if it’s known. If you are hosting the party for someone else, be sure to include your own name as well just in case someone needs to get in touch with you.
The exact date of the party needs to be on the invitation. Include the day, month, and year to prevent any wrong conclusions. Some people may be used to military date writing, which switches the day and month, and could lead to them missing the party. You also need to include the time of the party so guests know when to arrive.
Make sure the exact location and address of the party is written on the invitation. It is often a good idea to include a map or written directions to ensure party goers can find the place. Even though many people use GPS, the systems can fail or be unable to find the address. Providing detailed, clearly written directions will ensure all of your guests are able to find the party.
Contact information is another important piece of information to include in an invitation. You can choose to list your phone number or email address, but make sure your guests know how to get in touch with you. It can also be useful to include a note about text messaging and whether it is possible for them to contact you in this manner. If necessary, you should also include an RSVP contact if you would like guests to let you know if they are able to come to the party.
A properly written party invitation will help you and your guests have a stress free time when it comes to party day. By including all of the necessary information, you make sure that your guests are fully informed, and prevent any confusion.
Heather’s passion is party planning. She is a writer and freelance consultant on event hosting and etiquette, and just started her own blog on themes, organization, and party ideas!