Couples and wedding parties planning Jack and Jills are looking to make them as fun and affordable for their guests as possible all the while hoping to maximize on the fundraising opportunity a Jack and Jill presents. Our fundraising Prize Box is a unique game you can easily add to your Jack and Jill line of events and can make a lot of money for you.
Consider this…the box comes with 300 keys with a light and siren on the top and the rental fee is $50 plus tax. Then, add your prize (some people put basic prizes in like t-shirts, small gift cards, wine kits, alcohol and others put in more elaborate prizes like ipods, tvs, dvd players, game tickets, concert tickets, a night out, hotel stays, etc.)! Sell your keys off for whatever you feel you should. If you have a smaller prize, selling your keys for $2 each or 3 for $5 is usually great! If you have a larger prize, consider selling your keys for $5, $10 or even $20 each. Once the guests start trying their keys, it is lots of fun! Sometimes it is the first key that opens the door, sometimes the last, and sometimes it is somewhere in between! When the prize is one, the light goes off and so does the siren adding to the excitement of the event.
The prize box can also be used for other types of fundraising events throughout Durham Region and beyond, not just Jack and Jills!
Yes, it’s true many of your guests will recycle your invitation. It is true that engaged couples nowadays don’t want to spend a lot of money on their wedding invitations and will look for something “cheap in cost” as they don’t feel their invitation is important. It is also true that many couples don’t put enough emphasis on the importance of their wedding invitation and don’t often realize that they can have a beautiful wedding invitation that is affordable.
The purpose of your invitation is not only to give your guests the important details of the day itself, but they set a tone and mood for your upcoming day. Try and incorporate the feel of your wedding into your invitation design and wording. If your wedding is formal and elegant, your invitation should reflect this. But guess what! You can choose a formal and elegant invitation for your wedding that is affordable. For example, the invitations we offer in our showroom start at $140 for 100 that includes all the printing (and often in a raised thermography) and envelopes! And, your reply card envelopes are printed too! And, it is important to see what your card stock will be like before you order them. With our invitations, you can feel the cardstock beneath your fingers as you are browsing through your options and pricing, knowing exactly what you are getting before you receive them. Explore your options, ask questions, make your wedding invitations an important part of your special day.
In thinking about how you will set your seating chart up for your wedding, consider practicality for your guests on your special day and for you after the wedding. Our seating chart frame here in our showroom (pictured below) allows you to clearly indicate the table settings for up to 18 tables and serves as a wonderful frame after the fact! You can place your seating chart on an easel, lay it flat on a table, or stand it close to your guest book table. As guests sign your guest book or signature matte they will see the seating chart and be able to easily find out where they are seated. Once they arrive at the table they are seated at, you have the option of having place cards at each setting indicating exactly where each guest is to sit, or you can choose not to have place cards and guests will choose where to sit at the table you have allocated to them. With the frame pictured here, you can choose up to 18 photos of your wedding to display in your home after the wedding. And, to make it even simpler, when this frame is purchased we send our sample file to you by email so all you have to do is change the names!
What are the most important things to know about invitations?
There are certain guidelines that most couples should take into account when thinking about their wedding invitations. They are typically mailed 2-3 months before the wedding. Also, one invitation is mailed per family or couple, therefore you really only need half the invitations you have guests for. The style of your wedding invitation should reflect the formality of the wedding and your personalities.
When ordering your invitations, it can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to choose the style but your font and wording. When thinking about your wording, make sure you choose a wedding invitation company that will help you through this process. In fact, we guide couples through the complete invitation process. In addition to having a fantastic selection, we help with wording, discuss all options, show you how your completed package goes together and offer you addressing and mailing instructions. Our wedding invitations are done with a raised thermography ink process ensuring your guests a professional first glance at your wedding. Also, keep in mind, wedding invitation etiquette. Even though couples are often making their own invitations, traditional etiquette in regards to wording and mailing still apply and unfortunately, many couples doing their own invitations are unaware of proper wedding invitation etiquette.