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Just Said Yes September 2021

E-invites?

Ashley, on November 25, 2020 at 1:18 PM Posted in Planning 0 12
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Hey everyone! I did a quick search and can't find anything recent (i.e. 2019 or later) about whether or not the view of electronic/emailed invitations have changed?

I am interested in using paperless post for STDs and invitations for multiple reasons. 1. Eco-friendly, 2. Budget-friendly, 3. Ease-of use, 4. Ease of RSVP. Every time I try to search online for people's thoughts about electronic invitations, I find a lot of negativity, but it's all from years ago. Times are changing, and I want to feel it out again and see what everyone's thoughts are. I love stationary, I think it's beautiful, but it's not something I care enough about (on the list of things I care about for a wedding) to spend hundreds of dollars on it.

Thanks for your input!

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Latest activity by Ashley, on November 26, 2020 at 8:22 PM
  • Michelle
    VIP October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Most people away from the forums here view them as very informal, reserved for birthdays and picnics, whereas a wedding calls for something more formal.


    You can find incredibly inexpensive full sets of invites at annsbridalbargains.com that give the formal vibe that sets your wedding apart. Also it's less likely to accidentally get lost in a spam folder.
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  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    Many members here find them to be informal and tacky. Personally, I wouldn't mind getting an e-invite because we're tech savvy and prefer to RSVP that way. I also understand your aspect of wanting to cut down on waste.

    That being said: Would you be open to the idea of doing electronic STDs and then a paper invite? That way you get both! You save money on the extra stationary and cut waste, but you also get the nice formal feel of an invite. Many couples these days are only having one card for their invitation and including their wedding website on the invite so guests can find details, RSVP, registry info. That also saves on waste and cost because you aren't having to purchase detail and rsvp cards separately.

    I purchased our STDs and invite templates from etsy for around $7. I'm then going to just upload my design (which is customizable) onto vistaprint and printing it that way. It's a lot cheaper than using minted!

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Digital save the dates are fine since they aren’t a necessity and digital invites are okay for a backyard BBQ style event, but nothing more formal.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Others find them to be informal but I like them.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I agree with this, and I 2nd the recommendation for Ann's Bridal Bargains. I got 100 invitations with rsvp and envelopes included, plus return address pre-printed for about $130 with taxes and everything.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think that electronic invites are fine but you will still need some paper ones for people who aren't tech savvy or who are older.

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  • Hannah
    Savvy November 2020
    Hannah ·
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    We decided to get married in a month so email invitations were the only option. I hated it because it felt so tacky and I knew there would be communication issues because half my guests speak Spanish but I went forward. I used Greenvelope and had a good experience. $99 for 100 invitations and I only invited about 80+ or so. It was difficult to find a theme that fit our aesthetic but time was running out of the hour glass so I picked one, got the info in place, sent out a few testers to my close girlfriends and family to be the guinea pigs. Once I felt good, I started sending out the rest. Again there were language issues and some people couldn’t quite access the wedding website. Some people (native English speakers actually) screwed up their rsvp’s and eventually the tracker was useless but we had 60+ people show up and everyone said the invitation looked beautiful and I was even permitted to print them to give as keepsakes for certain people. I wouldn’t have done it if I had any other option and no one gave me grief because people were excited for us and I think they understood that times are tricky now. I wish you well and hope you have more time than I did but don’t get caught up in what is appropriate.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Great ideas on doing the invitations! I have a few family members that are older & are not tech savvy. However, I feel that an e-invite is impersonal for a wedding. Doing a STD that way & a paper invitation is a cost saver. The previous ladies had amazing ideas on where to purchase them.
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  • M
    Savvy November 2020
    Margaret ·
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    We used paperless post and it was the right choice for us. We should have included dress code on them (we got a few questions about it). However, with all the ongoing changes with COVID, it made it super easy to update our guests regularly about new protocols and information. Do what’s right for you and your fiancé! Good luck!
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    Dedicated May 2021
    Maybride ·
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    99% of weddings I’ve been to use e-invites, super common place here. Makes sense from a budget and environment point of view. Plus physical invites can be misplaced. At least e-invited people can open them up on the way there to check details etc. don’t worry about being ‘tacky’ no one cares, or gives too much thought to it!
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  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Thank you all so much for your input. After a TON of deliberation, we did decide to go with stationary instead of e-vites. We are moving forward with magnets from VistaPrint for STDs, and haven't quite figured out invitations just yet. I do have a cricut, so part of me is thinking DIY... we shall see! My fiance wanted magnetic STDs from the start, so this is a win for him lol.

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  • A
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Also, thank you for this site suggestion! HUGE help Smiley smile

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