Invitations: they’re so much more than a sentimental prelude to a landmark birthday party, baby shower or wedding. Ease colourful cartoon balloons, soaring embossed doves and gold foiling from your mind, the invitation goes business…and we like it!
Planning corporate or business events are a huge task and keeping your fingers and toes crossed for the maximum amount of RSVPs isn’t going to get bums on seats or champagne glasses in hands. Half the battle is convincing your guests that your event is something they’re not going to want to miss out on and a tantalising invite, printed and posted like times of old, is a great way to start.
Before you write the idea off and reach for your standard email invite, think about the last time you got an invitation through the post. Odds are you felt pretty special, and probably kept hold of it for quite a long time, too. One of the best things about a high quality, printed invitation is not just the effort that goes into creating and printing it, but that all the potential it promises for the event itself.
When dressed for business, invitations can be used to boost attendance for company fundraising events, Christmas and summer parties, for product or project launches and networking events. A far more enticing, professional approach to creating some excitement for the event and really getting tongues wagging.
Possibilities are endless
Invitations are a great way to take your innovation skills for a nice long walk in the park. You’ll be providing your company with the chance to demonstrate how you see things differently, and what you can bring to the table that no one else can.
Use the opportunity to create a buzz around your event by teaming great-looking paper with brilliant designs. Remember— guests, staff and clients are going to rely on your invitations to get a flavour of what’s to come, so it’s a chance to create a real splash.
Work the theme around your business speciality or the theme of the party itself to really get your guests excited. With this in mind, hand-finishing your invites yourself is another great way to create something individual while showing that you’ve out a lot into your event.
Are you feeling inspired yet? Visit our invitations and folded invitations pages to see how you can fill your mail box with RSVPs and have the postman struggling under the weight of all your guests’ eager replies.