Fabulous Friday ~ The Story Behind the Invitation

I’m not gonna lie… I kinda hate getting invited places. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties and honestly, sometimes even getting invited to a wedding makes my stomach turn. It’s that just horrifying? I’m a wedding planner who prides herself on creating and executing a kickass parties, but when I’m invited to a party I don’t plan? Well, I’d rather stay home watching shit TV instead of forcing myself to get off of my ass and have a good time. I am pathetic, I know… But, here’s the thing. After much thought, I realized that it all comes down to the invitation. If the invitation sucks or is completely lackluster, then almost immediately, I am turned off. And no amount of Viagra is going to fix my problem. It’s gone. I’m utterly deflated, and what’s worse? I’m already bored.

The invitation has to be the gateway to the experience. Period. The end. Especially if we are talking about a bridal shower or the bachelorette party… Seriously, if I receive a basic invitation to a fabulous party, then how the hell am I supposed to know that it will actually be a fabulous party? I don’t, because if the invite is blah, then I can only imagine a blah, boring party with stupid favors and no booze. Sorry, but the truth hurts, doesn’t it? But, your party doesn’t have to be a statistic! If you start with a great invitation, then awesome favors and delicious cocktails will follow!

So, brideys, bridesmaids, and friends, here is an easy fix to this problem. It’s quite simple… Choose better invitations. Put some soul into the paper. Ladies, put your back into it… Yes I have a dirty mind, but seriously, send an invite that’ll start a fire in the belly, one that will immediately spark excitement in the recipient. They do exist! I promise! And yes, I said put some soul into the PAPER. Send me an electronic invite to your BBQ, but to the bridal shower or bachelorette? Paper please.

If you’re worried that you’re going to choose boring invitations, then please allow me show you a few of my faves. I happen to be doing some harmless browsing on Wedding Paper Divas, and found several cool ass possibilities that will definitely have your guests EXCITED to go to the party! Check ‘em out below (and throughout this post):

{Obviously, if you're absorbing these fab invites, then it's clear to you that not only do I love my booze, but that BOOZE will be part of the festivities. NO QUESTION. Or what about the fun lingerie? Yeah, bring it and drink some booze!}

So… bottom line? Don’t be boring! Don’t do the expected! If you want to throw a kickass party, then has to START with the invitation! Got it? Good, now… get movin’…

Images Via: {Wedding Paper Divas}