How do you want your guests to dress?
Would you want them to wear whatever they feel like or would there be a dress colour code or do you want your guests to wear aso-ebi (uniforms)? If so, ensure to make that clear in the wedding anniversary invitation cards.
Step 7: Print and Send Out the Invitations
Okay, so now you have your budget, have your guest list, have decided on the venue, and have written down your guest list – that’s if you completed all the above steps for organizing a wedding anniversary party. Next thing to do is to print and send out the invitation cards to your guests.
When is the best time to send the invitation cards?
We advise that you give guests enough time to plan your party into their schedules, and six weeks to a month advance notice usually works best. Guests hate being invited at the last minute – it’s as if you didn’t respect their own schedules, and most people don’t show up because they will honour another engagement they had earlier planned for.
These days, we are seeing married couples using different ways to invite their guests to their wedding anniversary party – beyond the traditional printed invitation cards.
What About Text Message Invitations?
You can use bulk sms (text messages) if you’re planning an informal or intimate, private party, and know the phone numbers of everyone you plan to invite. We’ve been seeing text message (sms) invites where the hosts end by saying something like “consider this text message your invitation” – and we think that’s so cool. We’ve even witnessed a few wedding anniversary parties where the ‘bouncers’ asked guests to show their text message sat the entrance – that’s also cool because we live in a community where ‘hearing about a party is considered an invitation to attend’.