Kiki
Dedicated September 2020

Digital Engagement Party Invitations?

Kiki, on March 6, 2019 at 1:20 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 12
Saved
Reply
Is it okay to send engagement party invitations digitally? (Through text, email, Facebook message, etc)? I found some really cute ones, but I don't want to go through with it if it is a huge no-no!

12 Comments

Latest activity by Danielle, on August 4, 2019 at 11:22 AM
  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
    • Flag

    I feel like digital invitations for any of the pre-wedding events (except for maybe the rehearsal dinner, depending on how formal it is) is fine. I don't think I've ever gotten a physical engagement party invitation in the mail.

    • Reply
  • Kiki
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kiki ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    That's helpful! Thank you Smiley smile
    • Reply
  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva ·
    • Flag
    Of course it’s ok! You can still design a nice evite card & email it to everyone, or create a Facebook event & invite all your people (I wouldn’t do it via text).
    We are doing digital invitations for all wedding events, including wedding invitations. We will only print a few invitations for our immediate families, because they want to keep & save them for sentimental reasons. It’s 2019, we should all be saving some trees & reducing our carbon footprint, if you ask me 😊
    • Reply
  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
    • Flag

    I think it's fine for things like parties! Just not the wedding haha

    • Reply
  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
    • Flag

    We did a facebook event invite for ours. So I don't see anything wrong with it. We hosted a non-gift giving engagement party for our bridal party, parents, and a few close friends. It was an "I DO Chili & Fire" this past Fall. We served home cooked chili with all the fixins', and had a bonfire. Smiley smile

    • Reply
  • Adrianna
    Devoted June 2020
    Adrianna ·
    • Flag

    I think digital is fine! I had a friend do an e-vite, another did facebook event, and another mailed them out. It all depends on what kind of style you are going for. If you are the more casual low-key type, than digital is fine, especially if you are trying to save money. For me, I am going all out. This is the one time that I can and should be extra. So we are mailing out invitations. We even got pictures taken to put on our engagement party invitation. I even spent money on hair and makeup haha, my profile pic is our invitation picture Smiley smile


    PS Zazzle has GREAT deals on invitations. You can customize them too. They often have sales 50% off invitations and cards! Like right now!! Until tomorrow 3/7

    • Reply
  • Jeanelle
    Super September 2018
    Jeanelle ·
    • Flag
    Try paperlesspost.com. there are some free variations but we paid for some of ours which was still a fraction and less headache than physical mail. No chasing down RSVPs and waste of paper. Both my husband and I are app and product designers.

    Truthfully it depends on how tech savvy your guests are. We had a 100 guest wedding. Our save the dates were physically mailed coasters. We had a website that was noted in every communication. Our actual invitations were digital. And our welcome lunch invitations were digital. Our thank you cards were physically mailed.

    Our wedding was a casual Sunday daytime boozy brunch wedding party.
    • Reply
  • M
    Beginner July 2019
    MO123 ·
    • Flag

    I would! Maybe send paper invites if you have older guests, but I think the younger crowd appreciates it and would throw away a paper invite anyway. I think you're totally ok to go this route with your engagement party! Enjoy planning!

    • Reply
  • Chrystal
    Super May 2019
    Chrystal ·
    • Flag
    If you use appy couple ($49) you can send invitations electronically for multiple events. If you look in the discussions I’ve started I wrote a review and posted screenshots from my site.
    • Reply
  • Jenna
    Super October 2019
    Jenna ·
    • Flag

    Yes, that's totally fine! My parents hosted our engagement party and the details were just spread through email and regular communication. It was close family members only, so pretty informal, but I don't see the issue regardless. I would say this is fine for anything except the wedding itself. For a shower I would at least do e-vite rather than text or FB message but otherwise it's fine for anything.

    • Reply
  • Lashell
    Dedicated May 2019
    Lashell ·
    • Flag
    Good question I was just thinking this but I no some ppl are not into technology well some older people.
    • Reply
  • Danielle
    Devoted October 2021
    Danielle ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    We are doing this! Some people in my life wanted me to have a bridal shower. My mom is basically paying for everything so instead of a bridal shower. We are doing a cookout and some games and fire pit and s’mores in October and some drinks for the crowd that’s more our age and then for the older adults, they can do a bridal tea if they want! A formal engagement party and bridal shower is too much money in my eyes. We’re doing then on Facebook too. Only save the dates and wedding invitations will be paper lol because it’s too much money!!
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics