Incorporate your love of music into your event invitations. Whether the invitations are for a wedding, birthday or other celebration, make a statement in your guests' mailboxes. According to Psychology Today, music is unique in the way that it stimulates long-term personal memory and emotion. Make a lasting memory of your own by creating unique, record-shaped invitations.
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Things you need
- Card stock paper
- Calligraphy pen
Create a black "record." Cut a 9-inch diameter circle out of black card stock paper. Use an album or cookie tin lid as a guide to trace the circle. Cut a 3-inch diameter circle out of cardstock paper. Use a colour that is complementary to the colours used in the celebration. On the top half of the 3-inch circle, write the name(s) of the event honoree(s). On the bottom half of the 3-inch circle, write the date of the event. Glue the 3-inch circle to the centre of the 9-inch circle.
Include event details. Cut a 9-inch diameter circle ("record") out of card stock paper. Use a colour that's complementary to the event colours. In the centre of the circle, attach a rectangular piece of cardstock. On the rectangle, write the event details, such as date, location, honorees, dress code and any other special requirements, such as age.
Provide reception or after-party details. Create a 9-inch diameter card stock "record." Attach a rectangular piece of cardstock to the centre of the record. If the event is a wedding, include information about the reception including time and location. If there's an after-party for the main event, include the logistical details for the after-party.
Include a map with directions. Create a 9-inch diameter card stock "record." Attach a rectangular piece of cardstock to the centre of the record. On the rectangle of card stock paper, include a map with directions to the event and to any subsequent reception or after-party.
Attach the circles with a brad. Gather the records with the black record on top and the event details, reception/after-party details and directions records piled underneath the black record. Align the records. Use the tip of a pair of scissors if the brad won't poke through the records. Slide the tips of the brad through all four records. Flatten the tips of the brad against the back of the directions record to secure the records.
Include RSVP information. In the envelope for the record invitation, include another album jacket (envelope). Inside of that self-addressed, stamped envelope, include a 6-inch diameter record that includes RSVP information. Ask the guest to confirm her attendance and gather any necessary data, such as food choice and additional guests.
Tips and warnings
- Use decorative brads that are heart-shaped or contain crystals.
- To save time, use a computer and printer for text.
- According to etiquette expert Peggy Post, an e-mail option for the RSVP is acceptable.
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