Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Including the necessary details, part of Designing an Invitation.
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In the spirit of less is more, we want to include only the information that is…absolutely necessary for our invitation, nothing superfluous.…Our invitation is an informal one.…A more formal invitation might require additional information like a dress code…or a more rigid format.…For example, for a wedding invitation, it's etiquette to list the bride first.…For our 30th birthday invitation, we have no such constraints, but we do want to…make sure the information is laid out clearly for our potential guests.…
They need to know who is hosting. In our case, our fictional birthday boy, James.…Obviously, they need to know the date and time.…Consider including the year.…This might seem unnecessary, but years from now, if you look back at your…memorabilia, it's good to see the year at a glance.…Also, including the year gives the occasion a certain gravitas.…In the location information, make sure you include the zip or post code, that…way your guests can easily enter the destination in their GPSes or Sat Navs.…
- Looking at type choices
- Creating a digital letterpress effect
- Adding text and images
- Creating alternate versions of your invitation