Hate to break it to you guys but facebook event invites are not appropriate this time! While it can be a great method of getting the word out there to many friends and act as a forum for your buddies to suggest ideas on, nothing will make the event official than with a professionally printed invitation. With a hard copy invitation, the invites are meant specifically for each individual it was given to and there is a real sense of formalness to it. That said, once you have the party idea in mind, the invitations should truthfully reflect that theme or idea so guests know exactly what to expect. Remember: the invites set the mood of the party! Gathered below are suggested ideas of how you can have some of the best invites.
Pertain To Groom’s Interests:
Please be sure the invitations appeal to the tastes and interests of the groom. I know you may be very creative and being the host, of course you want to have the final say in anything that goes with the party’s theme. But consider the interests of the groom and include his input as this event is solely for him – the guest of honour – and the invites should reflect an image he feels comfortable with.
Theme of the Event:
This goes without saying: if you are throwing a themed party, be it sports-related, a favourite TV show, or anything that has been ‘groom-approved,’ this should be indicated very specifically on the invitations. Since the invite is the first alert prospective guests would receive about the party, you want to ensure that invite clearly sets the tone of the event. Each guest needs to be aware of the party’s theme and/or if they need certain attire for the event as well (ie: mention they wear jerseys if it’s a sports-themed party). Any and all graphics should also reflect the theme very clearly.
This is a really simple theme to follow on an invitation and no guy can really resist a pretty face! If you want to ensure maximum guests at this event or if you’re hosting the event at a gentleman’s nightclub, seductive girls on an invitation really ‘reveal’ the event’s direction. Either which way, if you’re stuck on picking the right theme or stuck on an idea for the design of the invites, you can’t go wrong (and certainly will catch the attention of many) with a pretty gal!
Cars, beer, sports, body building… sound familiar? These are themes that many guys would appreciate having on a Bachelor party invitation as it really highlights exactly what a real man wants (of course, other than chicks!). Be it the groom’s favourite sports car or beer, interests that all your guys can appreciate will really make a statement on an invitation.
Let’s face it: once a nerd, always a nerd. If he hasn’t stopped playing video games by the time he’s 23, he will always have a joystick in his hands for life. Invitations can include images of the Groom’s favourite video games, or even funnier, include a slogan that goes along the lines of having to finally take the groom away from his video games for a night of fun for his Bachelor party.