When a marriage proposal has been accepted, it is customary to arrange an engagement party. Family, close friends, neighbours and co-workers are invited to the event, which has been organized specifically to celebrate the happy couple.
There are a lot of details to be taken care of when planning an engagement party. Like with all festivities, you will have to compose a guest list, create a menu, order food and drinks, buy a new outfit, and much more. The list of tasks is long and can often be overwhelming. As a result, the engagement invitations are often kept until the last minute. Although this may not seem as such a big deal, it would be better to take care of the announcement earlier on in the party planning.
Engagement invitations are more important than most couples imagine.
Â - They set the tone for the wedding â€“ if you are thinking about a themed wedding you can already incorporate that theme into your party announcements. This will give your guests an inclination of what kind of wedding to expect.
Â - Through your invitations, you can tell your guests through if this is a traditional engagement party or one where they have to dress up according to a specific theme. For instance, they may need to buy a few accessories if you are hosting a Hollywood style get-together or a biker's bash.
Â - Engagement invitations with an RSVP need to be mailed as soon as possible so the guests can reply in time. Relatives and friends from out of town may have to request time off work and will probably have to make travel arrangements. If they get their invitations too late, they will have to pass on the party.
Â - If you do not receive your RSVPs back in time, you may have trouble ordering your food and drinks. Taking a wild guess about the amount of guests you expect can be catastrophic. Either you run out of refreshments because more people showed up than expected, or you have too many snacks and are wasting money you could be spending on your wedding.
Â - Customized engagement invitations have to be checked for printing errors before they go out. Late orders may not leave enough room to have the invites reprinted if spelling or grammar errors did occur.
Select your engagement party invitations carefully. Whether they are simple handmade cards, or luxurious letterpress notes, through your invitations you will establish the ambiance of the party. For that reason, try to find quality stationary with a unique design. The printer can always add a few extra details to personalize your invitations; he can also add a wedding date, online gift registry information, and any other wedding details that you already have decided on.
Always order a few extra invitations than the amount of people on your guest list just in case you forgot someone, or your parents want you to invite one of their close friends. Last minute invites can always be hand delivered, or sent by express mail. Add a note to explain the delay and everything will be fine. I guess I'll see you at the party then!About the Author:
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