(Closed) Destination wedding followed by a casual reception. Is FB invitation too tacky?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it’s a wedding reception, please send out invites. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes, I would send out an invitation or at least a paperless post.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

It is still a wedding reception, so I would send physical invites.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, even if they aren’t big formal invitiations, you need paper invitations, sent in the mail. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m going to go against the grain here.  

I actually don’t think that the FB invite is tacky or necessarily a bad idea.  I do think that it is very casual and that it could lend your guests to also take a casual approach to attending (not showing up, bringing extra people, etc).  If you’re okay with that, and if you’re trying for a really casual, laid-back vibe, sure…go for it.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I do not see anything wrong with it. I am having a DW and in advance I sent out save the date emails. After that anyone that wanted to go had already placed their deposit and assumed that was the invite. My parents and FIs parents encouraged us not to send out formal invitations because as they put it anyone that wants to go is already aware has all the info and has already decided. Don;t waste the money these days most people do not care if they get a paper invite

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I agree with @ArwenBride:  It really depends on how casual you want the reception to be. Facebook invites insinuate a more casual vibe and I don’t know how organized those event invites are (I’ve never done one via FB).

For our engagement party I actually went through this e-vite type website that was AWESOME.

 

http://paperless.ly/xzN0Bk

The company is called Paperless Post and I LOVED how they came out! I got so many calls/texts telling me how they’d never seen an “e-vite” like this and how cool they were.

Here is a preview of the one we did for our engagment party.

http://www.paperlesspost.com/events/1576502-9dbcc0c6/replies/preview#/complete

Normally when the guest receives it the little envelope spins and the invite slides out. Pretty cool.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I also really liked that I could see when someone had received/opened the invite and it kept track of all of the RSVP’s and those that said they couldn’t go.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are electronic invites that really step up the taste level a notch. I’d look into those. They are still really easy.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just wanted to add that 95% of the time, I never see Facebook invites for some strange reason.  People are always asking why I didn’t show up to some event, and I’ll have to go search for the invite!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

In your position, I would probably just order check invites from zazzle.com or the like. They’re casual, but it’s still a physical invite. I do think doing an electronic RSVP would be reasonable.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

With Paperless Post you can send the invites and RSVP to people’s Facebook boxes. I am seriously considering this option for our Destination Wedding.

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