When you’re deciding on an invitation design for a special event, always ask yourself what the event is for and how much impact will they have on your budget, venue décor and guests. Think of invitation cards as your first impression to your guests, so whether you need one to set the date for an important corporate dinner, for a wedding, or a baby shower, invitation cards are a great way to express the tone of your event.
There’s a different types of invitation cards you can use, from casual handwritten cards, electronic invitations, to formal birthday and wedding parties. Let’s take a look at the different ways you can send out your invite out in style.
Handwritten invitation for small gatherings
Making handwritten invitations are usually ideal for small and intimate gatherings where the guest list is under 30 people. This will include lunch meetups, private receptions and small dinner parties. Handwritten invitations require creativity and can be very time-efficient, nonetheless can also be a fun task.
You can personalise your handwritten invitations on plain white paper or coloured card. Sometimes less is more. So, if you’re going for a themed gathering, match the colours of your décor with your handwritten invitation card. Feel free to add a note for each guest for a more personal touch. You can be as creative as you like to make the perfect invitations to express the tone of your small party.
Electronic Invitations for last-minute events
If you’ve not got the time to commit to creating a personalised invitation card, electronic invitations are your next best thing. We send almost everything electronically as it provides an instant way to get a message across, as well as saves resources such as papers and stamps.
Electronic invitations are ideal for last minute events like BBQ parties, work lunch meetings or if you’ve had to change the date for a meetup event due to weather conditions or venue changes. You can find websites online that offer electronic invitations. Choose a format that suits your event then enter your guests email addresses at the same time. Simply hit the send button so everyone on the list receives your invitation.
Wedding Invitations for the big day
If you’ve already chosen your wedding location and decoration, then you most likely have an idea of your wedding theme. Weddings require invitation cards that are unique and special to your wedding’s setting and getting a specialist to create them can capture that for you.
Wedding invitations can be bought in a variety of styles and colours. They also vary in cost depending on the style of paper and design you choose. It takes time and careful planning compared to the invitation method used above, nonetheless makes the perfect addition to capture the finer details of your wedding day.
If you’re looking for intricate patterns such as floral framings, cut out patterns or 3d popup designs for your wedding cards, laser cut invitations will add personal touches to bring your design to life. There are specialists in the field with over a century of experience like Downey.co.uk where they create invitations and stationery using different creative techniques to enhance the appearance of patterns and text.
Flat invitations for birthday celebrations
When it comes to spreading the word about a birthday party, open-face invitations are a simple option that displays the right amount of information at a glance, making them perfect to stick somewhere in your home to remind you of the date.
You can complement your birthday setting by organising the text font, graphics and colours in similar shades to allow your guests to get a feel of the day when they open the invitation. The simplicity of the design can be used for other events like lunch and dinner parties, and whether it will be a casual or an elegant occasion.
The all in one Invitation cards for all events
A foldup style card is simple and easy to create making them perfect to display on your kitchen table or at your desk. This style doesn’t require an envelope as it has enough space to include all the event details for your guests.
Why not try these invitations for events such as a graduation party, work dinner party, wedding with reception, or even a fundraising event? These invitations also work well for save-the-date notices, such as baby showers, corporate and personal dinners parties.
Planning an event can be daunting, so get as much help and guidance beforehand. For unique invitation cards, Downey can help you at every stage of your design process to capture your vision and goal.