It is the most important communication piece you will ever have pertaining to your event. Guests most of the time would have to purchase one in order to be in attendance – of course, all proceeds would benefit the guest of honour, The Groom. These are the invitations and they are an essential and necessary communication piece to give to your guests. While online social media invites like iContact, E-vite and Facebook Groups allow a much simpler and quicker format to invite guests to a bachelor party, there is a much more formalness to a professionally made, printed invite. This is a communication piece that commemorates a transition in a man’s life, a rite of passage before he is committed to one person for the rest of his life and ending his crazy, single partying lifestyle. Here are a few more reasons why a tangible invitation is a must-do:
In an age of instant communication, you lose the human touch:
We get invited to the odd party, concert, birthday bash, beer fest, walk-a-thon and so on through Facebook and other social media invitations. Since we’re so use to this platform, it only seems like the best way to communicate about a bachelor party, right? Wrong. We’ve become so accustomed to this standard way of invitation giving that we lose sight of the importance a tangible invitation gives us – that human touch. Furthermore, it’s created on a cookie-cutter platform, leaving no room for a creative or personalized input and your invitation would therefore look like any other. Thirdly, your guests will think that since it was created online, it is a casual event and they may feel they can invite other people and before you know it, 100 guests show up when you had intended on only 30 that night. Lastly, you can’t keep track of who’s coming with an online invitation. Because it’s such an informal invite, people will just state that they’re attending and feel they still can chose to be a no-show, should anything else come up. Or worse, they will be listed as a “maybe” and you’re caught trying to regularly get in touch with them to confirm who’s coming and who’s not, leaving you struggling up until the night before the party, just to get the final guest count.
The right kind of communication:
Nothing communicates better than a tangible invitation in the hands of your invitees. The invitation will set the tone of your event and give the appropriate information on the venue, theme, activities and the like – without any miscommunication (or anyone to reply on some event “wall” or two-way social media platform with alternative suggestions and inappropriate comments). This is a controlled invitation because it is issued to only those invited and they “earn” it by purchasing them. They can’t bring a friend last minute or delay their status confirmation either – once they’ve bought their ticket, they make it a priority to attend. It’s also what’s written in the invitation that counts too, so get creative! An invitation doesn’t have to be boring with the same old headings like, date, time, place and R.S.V.P. There are many options to make your tickets suited to your likes and tastes. Share some jokes about the groom or include that a magnum-sized bottle of Vodka will be given as a door prize.
It makes your party official:
Once you have finalized the venue, date and every miniscule detail possible, the invitation is the final touch to make the bachelor party you’re organizing official. Everything comes together once the invitations are done. A professionally designed invite gives your event a more richer, holistic feeling. Like a fundraiser or gala event, the tickets are to be sold and hopefully kept as a souvenir afterwards of a night well spent!