The art of hand delivered and posted invitations is now dying with the convenience of online methods becoming increasingly popular. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse and you have created an event on Facebook. The trouble with convenient online invitations like Facebook events is that they are just as convenient to click the attending button. There’s no real thought by the guest as to whether they will be able to actually attend, it may also be forgotten before the date arrives. Sending out invitations creates a buzz about the event and is sure to get RSVP’s back that will actually be attending. The following article suggests some really creative ways of delivering invitations to your guests. They won’t be able to say no. There is one thing that does need to be considered with this idea and that is that it will need to be hand delivered, to avoid it broken in transit.
Message in a Bottle
We have all seen in movies, SOS letters being delivered via bottles that have been thrown out to sea. Now it’s time to take inspiration from this method, all you need to do is hand make your custom birthday invitations, roll them up, put them inside the bottle and deliver them. You may choose to roll the invitation so it can be read from the outside of the bottle, therefore removing the need to have to take the invitation out to be able to read it. To decorate the invitation you can take inspiration from the sea, adding star fish, mermaids, sea shells and many more creatures of the sea. This is perfect for any nautical or beach party themed parties.
This is the perfect way to send out a personal video message or montage, showing the venue, you and the reasons why this is a party not to be missed. You can put a slide show on the DVD with your own music, photos, videos and anything else you think will make people want to attend. You could also print something on the outside of the DVD/CD, just with the basic details of the invitation. This method is also great because you don’t have to hand delivered, it should be fine in the post.
This is a great idea for Bucks and Hens nights. Send out the date, location and the event theme/name on a T-shirt that then can be worn to the event. This will insure that your guests won’t be complaining that they have nothing to wear. Plain T-shirts are available for less than five dollars at some stores. You can then either do it yourself with fabric printing paper or get it done by a company. This invitation will not be getting damaged in transit and is a great way to know who to let in to the venue.