Your company is hosting dinner and drinks towards the end of this month and you have been entrusted with the responsibility of organising it. A few calls were made and you have confirmed the caterers, requirement of alcohol and music but have you sent out the invitations yet? While party invitations are best sent out a few weeks ahead so your guests could keep themselves free for the night of the party, if it is a smaller and more personal crowd, some leeway could be made. If you are running late on sending out those party invitations for the cocktail that happens in two weeks, here are two simple ideas you can opt for with the help of a designer.
Pretty in Pink
If you have a theme or colour for your cocktail party, then it is ideal that you have the invitations in the same colour as well! Colours or themes are good indicators of what guests should wear to the party as well, and lets them know if they should wear a regular cocktail dress or something that is related to theme.
However, if you do not have a theme or colour specific for the cocktail party, then it is advisable that you stick to neutral coloured invitations such as black, white or grey. These neutral invitations also indicate the dress code to your guests, unless otherwise stated and helps ensure they are suitably attired.
While it is advisable to add “invitations” to the top of the cocktail party checklist upon finalising the date and location, the situation is not always so. Hence it is important that the party invitations are sent out as early as possible and follow up phone calls are made as well. As with other party invitations, cocktail party invitations also require specific wording, important notes such as RSVP numbers, addresses and location maps, if needed.
One of the most important things about cocktail parties is to inform the guests on the party invitation that they are in fact attending a cocktail party as opposed to a dinner party, so arrangements can be made accordingly. Moreover, if the two are being combined then it is equally important say so in the invitation. If this situation takes place, remember that it is common courtesy to invite all guests to dinner, however if various constraints prevent you from doing so, then ensure that those not attending the latter event are duly informed as well.