The ‘First Look’: 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Invitations

Invitations are SO much more than just a formal extension of an invite or welcoming. They are the first look for your guests to your upcoming event. It sets the style, tone, time of year, theme, destination, etc. 


But, what does all this mean? 


Your celebration is a reflection of you- for you, about you, celebrated with the people you love most. So, let it be special. 


Here are five ways you can spice up your invitations this upcoming event season, while maintaining that unique, personal touch you’ve always dreamed of.




Style is SUPER important in terms of nailing your expectations of an event. 


Planning for your son’s upcoming Bar Mitzvah?


Choose an invitation that screams maturity and manhood, two aspects that are completely suiting for this type of event. For example: 


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Plan on having a themed wedding (or event)?

Since invitations are a ‘first-look’ of your event, now is the PERFECT time to introduce the theme to your guests. Best part- you don’t even have to address it specifically, it is clear. This is also a great way to introduce a destination wedding, like seen below. Not only is it festive in terms of the theme, but it is also a physical announcement of your choice to have a non-domestic location. This allows your guests to easily decide if it is something they would like to take part in (before RSVPing), keeping your stress to a minimum. 


For example:


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Time of Year: 


So, maybe a destination wedding isn’t your thing, but maybe a seasonal one is. 


Planning for an upcoming spring wedding? 


Fantastic! Having invitations that reflect this time of year transports your guests to a time, or a place, allowing for people to be more excited (as well as be more inclined to RSVP). Especially, if it is sent during a cold, dreary month. Nothing is better than the promise of spring! For example: 


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Personality is a big part of celebration, and therefore, invitations. Everyone has a story and sometimes it helps to make it part of your event, or special day. 


Are you an artist? 


Pick handmade illustrations (or add your own designs) to the invitation! It pulls a part of yourself into your invitation, reminding others not only who you are, but what you do and love. 


For example: 


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Now that we are living in a virtual world, adding ‘extras’ to your invitations can make an event feel all that more special. 


Have an upcoming graduation? 


As we are not 100% sure if we will still be able to gather, preparing for a virtual celebration might be helpful. Add to your invitation with little gifts such as: 


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Have another idea on how to personalize or specialize your invitation (or love one of the options above)? Give us a call today! 


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