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.
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 😊
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.
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
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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.
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!
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.
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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!!