Wedding Invitations Demystified

Most of us don’t have a lot of experience with wedding stationery before we’re faced with having to order and send them ourselves!  We get a lot of questions about wedding invitations, and this article is written as a public service for all of you who would like to know more about it!

 

The basic wedding invitation comes in a lot of shapes and sizes; it’s a matter of choice on the part of the bride, bride and groom and/or bride and her family.  However, there is one size, the 7” x 7” Royal size, which requires a small amount of extra postage—at this time, 10 cents.  An outer envelope with adhesive on the flap that fits the invitation is usually included in the price of the invitations, and the two (invitation and envelope) are generally sold in sets of 25, 50, or 100, depending on the style and the manufacturer.  The invitation is worded to include ONLY the ceremony, and should have the names of the bride and groom, date, time, and location of the ceremony, and the names of the hosts.  It may also include the names of the parents of the bride, but it should NOT include information regarding the reception.

 

If the bride and groom are not paying for the majority of their ceremony and reception, the name of the host or hosts will be at the top of the invitation; that is the people who are issuing the invitation.  Therefore, it would be worded as Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents invite to you attend the wedding of their daughter . . .  That wording indicates that the bride’s parents are paying for the wedding and reception, although the wedding invitation is issued for the ceremony only—not the reception.  If the invitation is worded, “Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents and Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents invite you to the marriage of their children . . . “ it indicates the both parents are {providing for | paying} for the {ceremony and reception | wedding}.  If, however, the invitation is worded “Miss Bride and Mr. Groom invite you to attend their marriage . . .,” it indicates that the bridal couple are paying the expenses.

 

Often added to the invitation is the reception card.  This card matches the design of the invitation, is enclosed with the invitation, and invites the recipient(s) (depending on who the envelope was addressed to) to the reception.  It IS correct to send only the wedding invitation and NOT the reception card, and if sent to people who would probably not be able or expected to attend would be considered an announcement of the wedding.  It could also be sent to people who will not be invited to the reception as well.  This card does not include a separate envelope, but is enclosed with the wedding invitation.

 

Generally, if a reception card is enclosed, there should also be and additional card with an envelope that has been pre-addressed back to the host (bride, parents of the bride, etc.), with postage on the envelope.  This is the RSVP card, and also matches the design of the invitation, and has been preprinted with a line for the guest’s name(s), whether that person or persons are planning to attend, and if they are attending, the number of people.  It more than one entrée is being offered, it would also include a meal selection.  The RSVP card is completed by the guest and returned, so that the hosts can inform the venue of the number of guests expected to attend.  The additional RSVP card is not strictly necessary if it is an informal reception where the guest count is not required.

 

A second card without envelope might also be included in your invitations with printed directions to the church.  This card need not match the design of the invitation, and does not require an envelope.

 

An often included option is an inner envelope.  The inner envelope is slightly smaller than the outer envelope, and there is no adhesive on the flap.  Both inner and adhesive outer envelopes may be either white or ivory, but if both envelopes are used, they match in color—white or ivory.  The inner envelope contains the invitation, as well as the reception card, RSVP card and RSVP envelope and the direction card.  The use of the inner envelope is decreasing in popularity.  It obviously adds to the cost, and really doesn’t serve a purpose.  However, if it IS used, only the names of the invitees are written on the inner envelope, without address.  If a calligrapher was hired to address the invitations, they should also address the inner envelopes as well.  Invitations are generally sent out six to eight weeks before the ceremony.

 

At www.thinkwedding.com, we hope that this article has helped to clarify | clear up} some of the mystery of wedding invitations and wedding stationery.  We will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have at info@thinkwedding.com.

Does flyers last lasting impression?

According to the survey it has illustrated that to enhance the effective communication it increases the cost as to launch any product or remind about the existence of existing product to your clients needs extensive promotion. Additionally, to get your business perimeter, your promotion tools are on the normal level or greater. To surpass in communications is the means to magnetize more individual. Furthermore, when you create endorsement articles, say flyers, they must be effectively expressed. Flyers play a vital role in communicating your core purpose of business, you just need to design your flyer in such a way that it proves ought to be fruitful to your firm.

Does flyers last lasting impression? If not! Here are the steps to make an encouraging and lasting flyer.

  1. Use easy outline of the text and the design. Keep your design simple and plain for the convenience of your target clients so that the message is easily delivered to them. As flyers do not have a lot of room, try using medium size images. They can also depict about your company and your objectives. With reference to your texts, use concise yet appealing sentences or expressions. Just a little can grab the notice of a huge number. Construct your message in a pleasant and direct manner, never state false statements. It will just turn the interest off of your target clients and you will never be able to gain the positive impact of your business again.
  2. Make a center of interest. Flyers should have an attractive picture or design stressed to instantly attain enthusiasm on the part of the readers. Center that picture or thought to give the flyer spotlight and foremost image factor. You can highlight it by making it bigger and putting more thickness.
  3. To present it in a planned manner that at first glance it looks appealing, divide your pictures and texts using boxes and borders. You assemble your details regarding your product and services and encircle it in a separate box. You can also highlight separation for unique appearance that will attract attention of your clients.
  4. Flyer printing services should be assigned to expert and professional printing firms. Be certain that the printing firm you prefer is also a trustworthy one. That manner, you can obtain your endorsement item at the specific time and with the excellence you required.
  5. Once you have formed a flyer, stick to it. Same message and layout must reach other probable clients. To replicate clients, your message will be recognizable.

 

Now that you have formed an optimistic and lasting impression, expect an increase in your funds.

Lost your potential clients? Here is way to win them back!

Hey everyoneJ hope you all are doing well…. Today, I have something great to share with you all. There is a friend of mine who really helped me to re-gain my lost clients, so thought of sharing with you all, so if you might facing same issue that I have been from you can also get benefit from this, after all we all are here for sharing and caring.

Few days back, I came across a very well profiled businessman, who wanted to give a huge consignment to the firm who catered fashion world, I was very excited that I will make great profits, as you all know I am serving in fashion industry, well, the client visited my work place, he really liked my ideas and it was almost done that I will be having this deal with him. The other day he called me and informed me that he is giving this task to my competitor, as he was going through his companies’ brochure and he really liked the pattern he has made his brochure. I got really dishearten , then my best friend told me about Dow printing that they are finest printing firm that gives amazing printing results, well, I told my friend that I don’t have enough time to visit Dow printing and place my order, I am losing my potential clients day by day. Then my friend informed me that you don’t need to visit Dow printing they offer their printing services online and instantly and most importantly, I can talk to their consultants as well. I got my breaths back! I visited their website and talked to their consultants, well, I ordered all my printing material to them. Then an idea clicked my mind to re-gain my potential client, new year was four days ahead, I ordered Dow printing to print me new year greeting cards with my company logo embossed in it, in a matt form and rest I need in glossy shade, as soon as, I received my order I sent the greeting card to the same businessman, I was astonished to see his response, the next more bigger deal he signed with me and now I am in good terms with his firm. Other than this I have gained 12 loyal clients!

I was overwhelmed by the satisfaction that Dow printing has given me, no wonder they are perfect printing solutions. Hey between, their website address is www.dowprinting.com

Hope you all also win your potential clients back. Now I am leaving for my work, will meet you soon to share few more experiencesJ