Shanita
Dedicated September 2020

Digital Invitations & Save the Dates

Shanita, on August 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM Posted in Planning 0 42
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With all the technology around. Is anyone doing digital invitations? I would like to do a partial one? I don't really want to include the return RSVP cards. I would like everyone to RSVP on our wedding website. A friend of ours recently did it and I thought it was pretty brilliant. My mom says I should still send out the RSVP cards. But budget wise, digital is a better option also.

What's everyone else doing? or what did you decide on for invitations? Anyone have ideas for inexpensive invitation sites. And save the date prints?

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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    In my opinion, digital save the dates are fine since they aren't really a necessity anyway. Digital invitations would give off a super casual vibe, which is fine if that's what you're going for. If your wedding is going to be any more formal than a backyard setting, I would opt out of digital invitations. This could also be an issue if you have older or less tech savvy guests. Online RSVPs are totally fine, just not the whole invite.

  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Thanks for the feedback Caytlyn, I agree. I don't want to do 100% digital. But I think we can survive the online RSVP. For the few relatives that are not tech savvy we can always call for a confirmation or specifically send them an RSVP card to send back.

  • Rebecca
    Dedicated June 2020
    Rebecca ·
    I’m planning on doing just digital RSVP’s and when it came up with my mom she started freaking out because she’s convinced she’d never be able to figure it out so it’s an “awful idea”. She’s AWFUL with technology, but all of my aunts have thought it was a great idea. Our compromise is to have a number available to call should somebody not be able to figure out the RSVP on the wedding website.
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    That’s a great idea we can create a google number for anyone that can’t work it out. Thanks for sharing that!!
  • Kayla
    Savvy November 2020
    Kayla ·
    I think digital RSVP is SO fine!! It’s honestly easier for most people anyway because today, going to physically mail something is actually less intuitive than using a website. I say go for it!
  • Allaura
    Devoted April 2021
    Allaura ·

    I'm sending out real invitations and save the dates but my RSVPs will be on our website. I'm hoping it will help us track them better and help us stay more organized and it's budget friendly so you can't really go wrong

  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    That’s what I was thinking. I’m an OCD planner/organizer so having the RSVP’s in one place will be heaven sent!
  • Meghan
    Super October 2019
    Meghan ·
    We sent STD’s and will be sending invitations but we are doing online RSVP’s through our website. We are saving $260 (including postage) by doing this. The cost saving aspect was the main reason we chose that, but also because we just thought it was just easier for guests. If someone wants to RSVP last minute, they can just hop online instead of dropping it in the mail and me having to wait 3-5 days to receive it. It also prevents guests from add uninvited guests to their RSVP cards!
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Yes! That’s another huge thing for us. We have a modest budget and don’t want people to think that they can add plus one’s. The website RSVP will help us restrict that.
  • Kimberly
    Devoted October 2019
    Kimberly ·
    We sent out regular invitations. BUT we did attend a wedding in May, they did save the dates and the invitation digitally. I seemed fine to me. The RSVP was part of it, but it was super easy to RSVP.
  • Celeste
    Dedicated October 2019
    Celeste ·

    I did digital Save the Dates and traditional invitations, but with RSVPs via the website. That saved printing, postage and time. Plus, I really do want to drive everyone to the website since there's lots of good info there, and of course, my registry. I mailed my invites on Monday, they arrived at the first houses yesterday, and the first item from my registry has just been purchased. Hooray! This is so fun!

  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
    We are doing it that way I sent out physical card no inserts everyone RSVP on website so far it has been great.
  • SraDeCarrillo
    Super August 2019
    SraDeCarrillo ·

    This is what I did: I went to the Wedding Chicks Website and used a free template for my invites and RSVP. They have some nice ones to choose from. You can also find some nice invitation templates For free here. Then I made a collage of a few of our engagement pics online. I don’t remember which site I used for the collage but I googled “free collage” and used one of the first ones to pop up.

    Then I went to this part of Vista print that sells post cards. I ordered 5”x7” post cards with my collage on one side and my invitation on the other side. Then I ordered 4”x6” post cards with my RSVP on them.

    To mail them I bought A7 envelopes on amazon. Paid like $5 for 100 envelopes.

    Our RSVP card was basically instructions for our guests to email us their RSVP and in return we sent them a link to the website. (You could put a link to your wedding website instead of an email address). We knew this would work better for our crowd rather than paying for postage for RSVP’s that probably wouldn’t get sent back to us.

    I saved a lot of money by ordering my invites as postcards and during a 50% off sale at vistaprint. I ended up spending $25 for 50 invitations and rsvp cards.

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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·

    For me, I did electronic save the dates, but I intend on physically mailing invites. As for the RSVPS I will be expecting guests to rsvp on my website, or by calling or text.

  • Anna
    Dedicated September 2020
    Anna ·
    We did digital save the dates!
    But we are sending a physical invitation with RSVP online. That way we have the best of both worlds!
    After we sent our Digital Save The Dates people already started asking about RSVPs! So we could technically skip invitations but I have to send some for people who need to get visas.

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  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Great idea! And very nice invitations BTW!!!
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Love your STDs...super cute!!!
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    I think that’s the route we are gonna go also!
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Yep I love it. I think that’s the best route
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
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    Thanks Kayla!!

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