Invitations pictured from Cartwheels Paper and Gifts
Delicious food and drink are certainly important. But our resident event experts, Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel explain that the foundation of every great party is in the asking.
What’s the most important ingredient to a successful party? Decorations help. Great music and entertainment can liven up even the shyest bunch. But it wouldn’t be a party without guests! So, don’t underestimate the importance of your invitation— especially during the holiday season.
A clever, carefully designed invitation will help your event stand out from the deluge of invites flooding mailboxes and inboxes during this time of year. It can also help you organize your plans and solidify your vision and, literally, get the party rolling.
If you’re envisioning an elegant cocktail party, then your elegant invitation should set the tone. If, however, you’re throwing a wild ugly sweater party, then kick off the quirky humor in your language. This is your guests’ first impression of your party; therefore, it should create the right mood and help them get in the spirit.
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DON’T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT!
Make sure to include the who, what, where, when and why. And don’t forget to include information on how guests can RSVP. There are many options these days; reply cards, email, telephone. If you have a large guest list, “regrets only” might be the easiest way to keep track. Whatever you decide, make it clear on the invite, and make it easy for your guests.
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We have some wonderful resources around town for beautiful invites. Here are a few.
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About Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller
Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired one-of-a-kind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.