Our friends at PopBox party have posted this guide on how to send out invites to your event – top tips for getting it right everytime!
Here’s their guide to invites….
Sending out the right invite at the right time is key to party success. How can you have a party with no guests – right?
The Birthday Party: 6-8 Weeks in Advance
For formal parties ensure to send out your invites 6-8 weeks before your party. Ensure to include basic details on your invite such as the date, timings, location and RSVP (include name, contact details and reply date). You can also include information if there is a theme, such as for kids dress-up parties give indication that you expect the children to dress to the theme. Also consider if you need to include any details about gifting and BYO (Bring Your Own food or drink).
The Hen Party: 10-12 Weeks in Advance
As the ‘Head Bridesmaid’ or ‘Maid of Honor’ it is your job to take control of the pre-wedding celebrations. Think about the event you are planning and ensure you get the invites out ASAP with full details to all the necessary guests (ensure to speak to your bride about who she expects to attend).
If you are planning on going abroad or away for a whole weekend, start a facebook event invite with full details of the planned event; by using a social network you can communicate easily with the whole group about ongoing details of the trip. Ensure to always be clear with as many key details about the event as early as possible with the trip. It is also a good idea to send out a formal invite or email to all the attendees as soon as all the trip details are confirmed.
Staying closer to home it is good practice to get invites out at least 8 weeks before the event. If you are planning your event in the summer months it might be wise to send the invite out 10-12 weeks to give people a little more notice over this busy time.
Read more of this article at PopBox Party – Invite Etiquette