Archive for May, 2015

Graduation Party Invitations

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Graduation Party Invitations

Etiquette dictates that Graduation Party Invitations be sent to local friends and family three to four weeks before the date.

Congratulations! You finally graduated. Now, as they say, it’s time to party. But before you do anything else, it’s important to properly plan your big get together.

Graduation Party Etiquette

  1. The Guest List: Graduating from high school or college is a big life event, so don’t skimp on the guest list. Invite family and friends and try not to leave anyone out. The important thing is that you make everyone feel welcome.
  2. Graduation Party Invitations: There is a major difference between graduation announcements and graduation invitations, and invitations should be mailed separately from announcements.  Etiquette dictates that invitations be sent to local friends and family three to four weeks before the date. Invitations for out-of-town guests should be sent at least six weeks in advance. The invitation should state what the party is going to involve, such as venue, food, open vs. cash bar, etc., so your guests know what to expect, says Jay Remer, etiquette expert and editor at StageOfLife. And always hand address graduation party invitations.
  3. Hotel Rooms: Where are your out-of-town guests going to stay? “While you’re not required to pay for the hotel, it would be nice, particularly if you knew you had family that are going to come, to make a block of rooms at that hotel and get a discounted rate for them,” says Cynthia Lett, founder and executive director of the International Society of Protocol & Etiquette Professionals.
  4. Making the Rounds: Don’t forget to make the rounds and thank your guests for coming, especially out-of-town guests. “It can be as simple as one sentence,” says Lizzie Post, author and spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute.
  5. The Gifts: If you host a large party, save the gift opening for later. This will spare the feelings of anyone who did not bring a gift (which is completely okay). Just be sure to personally thank everyone who was kind enough to bring a gift, and don’t forget to later hand write thank-you notes for each gift that was received.  (more…)

Convention Lanyards and Passes from Time Printers

Monday, May 18th, 2015
Convention Lanyards

Without some easy form of identification, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone and ensure only authorized attendees and personnel are allowed in certain areas, like back stage. Convention lanyards and passes can help do just that and so much more.

There were roughly 11,685 conferences and conventions in 2013 alone, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which is the most global association within the meetings industry and one of the most prominent organizations in the world of international events. Each event takes tremendous planning. You need to find a location, you need to advertise, and you need to design printed materials. Even in today’s technologically driven world, printed materials still make a difference, especially when it comes to running a successful conference. And there is A LOT of printing to consider, from save the dates and formal invitations to tickets, programs, signs, name tags, and, of course, lanyards and passes. (more…)

Proper Etiquette When Sending Graduation Announcements

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Graduation Announcements

With how accustomed we are to text messages and emails, it’s easy to forget proper etiquette when mailing something like a graduation announcement.

With how accustomed we are to text messages and emails, it’s easy to forget proper etiquette when mailing something like a graduation announcement.

It may seem unnecessary to send graduation announcements to friends and family who already know about the big day, but following etiquette will help you keep track of the guest list. It’s also important for the younger generations to learn invitation etiquette for when they get married and for holiday correspondence.   (more…)

Wedding Programs from Time Printers

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Wedding Programs

To learn more about designing the perfect Wedding Programs, please give Time Printers a call at 410.566.3005.

As any bride-to-be knows, wedding planning is a full-time job in and of itself. Not only are there venues to reserve and vendors to book, but there are more than a few printed materials that need to be designed and printed as well: save-the-dates, invitations, and programs. While the first two are pretty obvious, the third often gets forgotten.

The Many Benefits of Wedding Programs

Guess Who?

Often, weddings bring together friends and family who have never met each other before. It is helpful to outline who is who (at least in the bridal party) so your guests have a better understanding of who your bridesmaids and groomsmen are. (more…)

Crab Feast Tickets are a Must

Friday, May 1st, 2015
Crab Feast Tickets

A successful crab feast requires planning, so it’s important to know how many people are attending your crab feast. So start selling those tickets!

Aside from the warmer weather, residents of Maryland look forward to the summer because of delicious crab feasts.

Most people don’t understand how special crab feasts are until they experience one first hand. Eating crabs is an activity, and it really does help bring people together to create a memorable experience. Crab feasts can be a great fundraising opportunity, but you first need tickets! (more…)

Affordable Small Business Marketing Makes a Big Impact

Friday, May 1st, 2015
Affordable Small Business Marketing

As a small business owner, there are plenty of marketing opportunities that are not only affordable, but that will also help you stand out.

As a small business owner, it’s very hard to find marketing materials that can keep up with the big guys.

While larger companies may have more funds for a marketing campaign, larger companies also have a difficult time with its speed and creativity. As a small business owner, you have the advantage of creating a marketing campaign that will stand out against the competition. (more…)