No-No’s in Wedding Invitations

Wedding InvitationsWedding invitations are important documents that let certain people know that they are valued enough to warrant an invite to one of the most important events (if not the most important event) in your life. This is why it is worth watching out for these major no-no’s in wedding invitations:

Typos

The very first thing that you should do is check that everything on your  wedding invitations  is spelled properly. Be especially attentive to the names of the recipients. The last thing you want to do is to misspell the name of your boss or your grandma on the invitation.

Sending invitations too early or too late

Send the invitations too early – three or four months before the wedding – and people may forget to reply or even attend the wedding. Send them in too late – a week or two before the wedding – and the recipients may not have the time to attend. This is why it is recommended you send in those invites three to five weeks in advance.

Over and under-ordering invitations

Good wedding planning will tell you how many cards you need done. This will allow you to conserve your resources so that you can send the most attractive and interesting wedding invitations without spending too much time and money in the process.

Not providing enough postage

The worst thing that could happen is to mail your invitations only to have them come back to you a week later because you did not pay enough postage. It is imperative that you have your mail weighed and checked before leaving the post office otherwise you may end up underestimating the amount you need to pay.

What Makes a Form Look Professional?

 

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Forms are an essential part of any business, from simple invoices to full-blown contracts. This is why you have to invest in forms that will make clients and associates alike feel as if they are dealing with a serious business.

 

Here are a few tips to help you do just that:

  • Create a unique template of your own.
  • Nothing screams amateur like copy-pasting a form from an external source. You can get away with this when it comes to smaller forms like invoices and information sheets, but longer documents like contracts are an absolute no-no. You can use existing materials as a rough guide for the outline of a form but it still pays to adapt it so that it becomes uniquely your own.
  • Plant your logo somewhere prominent.
  • Every self-respecting company must have a logo to represent itself, and this logo should be placed so that they are easily seen on all your forms. This is common-sense in the world of business, but you’d be surprised at how many folks are quick to forget their own logos in documents as vital as invoices, contracts and client information sheets.
  • Invest in carbonless copy paper
  • Nobody likes inanely filling out the same form three or four times in a row. This is especially true for paying customers that want to get things done as soon as possible. This is why it is worth investing in carbonless paper – a surface coated with micro-capsules containing dye that break when pressure is applied. This allows a person to create copies of a document even while filling out the top layer.