Shanita
Dedicated September 2020

Digital Invitations & Save the Dates

Shanita, on August 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM

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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...

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?

42 Comments

  • Yosa
    Savvy June 2020
    Yosa
    I'm probably no help but I'm doing things like 99.5% digital lol. My save the dates are going to be digital as well as my invitations. I do plan on sending out like 5-6 physcial invites to the people that care about those kinds of things. But honestly the bulk of my wedding guests are under 30 and we're having only a few out of town guests, so sending physcial invites don't make much sense for my situation lol
  • Kat_
    Super October 2019
    Kat_
    We did paper save the dates and invitations but then directed everyone to our website to rsvp. We have all the details on our site to limit the inserts (and cost) in addition to invitations. Haven鈥檛 really received a great response and my MOH thinks it鈥檚 the lack of return addressed and postage paid RSVP cards. Oh well, you gotta limit the budget somewhere 馃槀
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly
    Personally I think they're great. We have just enough old school people in our lives where we couldn't justify it but if you have more technology literate people then it'll be fine.
  • Jess
    Devoted October 2019
    Jess
    We did both. And to save money we bought card stock and just designed our own RSVP card on our computer and put them together ourselves. We also gave them the option of RSVPing on the website or facebook as well. We did overkill just to make sure they got the point haha

    We used minted for our invitations, they鈥檙e beautifully made and give support to starting out artists, they鈥檙e also almost always having a sale.
  • Ivy ORP
    Rockstar October 2019
    Ivy ORP

    We did send out invitations but all RSVPs were done online, or by phone for some of our family. We initially planned Save The Dates but waited too long while I was having surgery so basically just let the people closest to us know we were planning an October wedding so they could plan accordingly. Now I'm thinking we totally could have done them electronically but what's done is done.

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
    I didn't do save the dates at all. For invites I did half paper only because we had older guests. But for younger guests or guests with access to Internet we had them rsvp on a wedding website
  • Brittany
    Devoted October 2020
    Brittany

    So we are doing STD in the physical mail to remind people "HEY! Make sure you plan for this!" Then because I have a lot of families that are in the generation that is not very good with technology, I will be sending the invitations and RSVPs through the mail to them. I will still have the website set up to RSVP too as well. I think it depends on who you are inviting and how casual or formal it is.

    Some really cool and nice websites I have found are Zazzle, Etsy, Vistaprint, Anna's Bridal Bargains, and even making it yourself can be good!

  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Lol nice! Ahhh to be young...seriously though if that works that鈥檚 awesome. Pretty soon we鈥檙e gonna be in a 99.5% digital world. Everyone is gonna have to catch up one way or another
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Lol that鈥檚 what I鈥檓 sayin. Budget is everything 馃ぃ
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Nice!
    STDs are critical for us for a few reasons. My family is in So Cali and we live in Jersey. I wanna give those traveling time to plan if they are coming. Also, for those that aren鈥檛 included in the ceremony & festivities on the east coast, we are having a 2nd reception in California and we want people to STD for that as well.
    Decisions decisions 馃
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Hind sight is always 20/20
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Great idea. I need to check out Minted. Thanks!!
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    I think it鈥檚 a mixture for us. But leaning more towards the tech savvy side. All these decisions lol
  • Mal
    Just Said Yes January 2021
    Mal
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    Hello what did you use for he digital save the date? Is this like evite or something along hose lines? Thanks a million.
  • Celeste
    Dedicated October 2019
    Celeste
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    I used Paperless Post. Their invites are super cute, but you do have to pay for them. I think I spent $10 for about 35 or so.

  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah
    We got our invites from Ann's Bridal Bargain. Their invites are 99 cents a piece, and that includes a postcard return RSVP. They also often have sales. If you want to give your guests the option, it just get cheap, good quality invites (they were the cheapest of anywhere I saw), that is an option.
  • Ann
    Beginner November 2019
    Ann
    Yes I鈥檓 doing it all digital. I initially wanted to mail our guests an invite/save the date card, but my fianc茅 talked me out of it! He said it鈥檚 a hassle to mail out the card to everyone since we also have guests from out of state and out of the country! And it鈥檚 also not that easy for everyone to mail the rsvp cards back as it seems bit ancient in today鈥檚 modern times of technology. So we are doing our website, and sending digital save the dates, so they can rsvp on our website.
  • Kiara
    Expert August 2020
    Kiara
    I thought about the digital invitations to save from mailing them out.. But i was going to send the save the dates
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita
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    Nice! IDK if we can pull off all digital but I鈥檓 so excited to hear how it works out for you guys! Please keep me posted.
  • Danielle
    Dedicated October 2020
    Danielle
    Besides the insane price for RSVP cards with postage and stuff, our mail is always ending up in other peoples boxes instead of ours! I have had people send me things I never got... probably ended up in someone else鈥檚 box! I have 3 different peoples mail in my box today! I have to call the post office but I can imagine how messy trying to collect RSVPs through the mail would be! Plus like you said a few times, it helps restrict peoples plus ones, if you try to type a name not on the guest list, it won鈥檛 let you add someone who isn鈥檛 on there! I feel like in the mail even if you write the names of the plus ones, people may try to bring other plus ones and it鈥檚 easier to get away with that through the mail!

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