Post # 1
We are considering doing electronic save the dates (through paperless post) with paper versions for the slightly older or less technologically-included folks. I love the convenience and that we can solicit mailing addresses for the invites. I haven’t used electronic invitations much, but I’m worried it might get caught up in spam filters. Has anyone here had good or bad experiences with using e save the dates?
Post # 2
Closertofine: I did electronic STDs through Greenvelope and had no issues with anyone getting theirs. They offer a tracking feature that confirms when they’re sent, and if they’re opened or unopened. I’m not familiar with Paperless Post, but I’m sure they have a similar feature.
I ended up contacting the few people that had unopened statuses after a week just to make sure they got it, and it was only because they don’t check their email that often and not from it being in their spam folder.
Post # 3
Closertofine: I don’t have any experiences using them, but as a recipient, I can tell you that it didn’t go through my spam filter. I also thought it was a very onvenient way for the bride & groom to obtain my contact information. My riend used Postable and really loved how easy the process was.
Post # 4
We just did a big group email for our save the date.
A friend did an electronic save the date, which when looked at on an iphone just said “this email has no content” so that’s a potential hiccup to be aware of. If did work fine on a computer though.
Post # 5
Closertofine: We sent out ours a week ago. The response has been great to the point that we even got some RSVPs when that wasn’t the intended purpose of the STD. However, even if we requested their mailing address, we haven’t gotten any.