What About Facebook Event Invites?
We’re also seeing many couples set up events on Facebook, to notify and invite selected friends to their weddings and wedding anniversary. We love social media and think those are cool too, as only the people you invite to your event will see the invite. So, feel free to use the latest popular technology to invite your guests – only if they are also using the desired medium – there’s no point inviting someone by Facebook if that person rarely uses Facebook.
Printed Invitation Cards
However, if you plan to have an OTT (Over-the-Top), big wedding anniversary party, consider sending guests a printed invitation card – there are two choices here:
- Buy ready-made invitation cards
- Find a good, local printer to print invitation cards for you
Consider Matching Your Invitation Card to the Traditional Anniversary Colour (optional):
- 1st anniversary colour is Gold or Yellow
- 5th wedding anniversary colour is Blue or Turquoise
- 10th wedding anniversary colour is Silver or Blue
- 15th anniversary colour is Ruby Red
- Twentieth wedding anniversary colour is Emerald Green or White
- 25th anniversary colour is Silver
- 30th anniversary colour is Green
- 35th wedding anniversary is coral
- 4oth anniversary colour is Ruby Red
- 45th anniversary is Sapphire Red
- 50th anniversary is Gold
Most milestone anniversary years have a colour, up to the 75th year.
Must-Have Invitation Card Information
- Name of the guest
- The Date and time
- Names of the Hosts (husband and wife)
- What anniversary is being Celebrated (e.g. 5th wedding anniversary, 10th, 20th, etc)
- Name and address of the venue
- RSVP (contact person) – this is the name and contact (phone number, and email if you like) of the person guests can contact to confirm or decline their attendance; or even ask directions to the venue, or anything at all about the party.
- Clear directions to the party venue
- Dress code (if there’s one)