Well, I think so anyway. I believe they say so much about the person throwing the party and the event that they are celebrating.
When I am contacted to do custom invitations, my heart usually skips a beat. I love it. Here is someone that wants to take the time to make their celebration complete. It means a lot to receive an invitation in the mail. The time taken to create, the care given to put together and the even the expense of sending make me feel that the event is truly special.
It is always such an honour to work with clients on invitations... I feel that I am being trusted with the initial introduction of the event. I help them to provide the first impression. That says a lot.