Graduation announcements is something I offer to my senior clients. It offers them a unique announcement and also takes the stress off of them of having to make and order them on their own. Its one of the perks of hiring a boutique photographer.
One of the topics that came up recently with a client and myself was ‘WHO GETS WHAT??”
Announcements vs. Invitations: Who Gets What
There is a major difference between graduation announcements (that include graduation details) and graduation invitations (an invite to the actual ceremony).
Students tend to have a limited amount of tickets to the ceremony, so not every family member and friend will be able to attend. Students should reserve tickets for immediate family members and grandparents.
It’s really up to you to know the number of tickets you’re allowed and then to find a really good way to explain to others or help others enjoy the ceremony and festivities even if they don’t have a ticket.
Etiquette experts say graduation announcements should be sent out after the ceremony has taken place. Students can send announcements to all family members and friends that they would like to know about this accomplishment, even if you have not been in close contact recently.
While it may be tempting to send out a mass-email, students should only share their news over the Web if they have an extensive amount of cousins or relatives who would not be offended finding out so informally. Always be respectful concerning the majority of your relatives and send a printed announcement. It is an important milestone in someone’s life and it deserves more than an e-mail.
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