Emailed Invitations

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I did something similar for our STDs.  We created an image with our names, date, city, etc.  We did not use any of those services mentioned in that blog post, we just created a Gmail account with both of our names and BCC emailed everyone.  It was well received!  And we know people did actually open and read it because we included a link to our wedding website and we are able to track how many visits to the site there are.  

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think that given your circumstances, it would be okay, as long as you’re certain that everyone regularly uses email.

Our invitations read something like “Along with their families, ___ and ___ invite you to join them as they exchange vows and celebrate their union,” followed by the ceremony and reception locations.

 

I do think that emailing sets a more casual tone for the whole wedding (which isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing, just something to consider)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

geneva2:  We used mywedding.com which tells you how many visitors, as well as how many pages were looked at.  I’m not sure if other wedding websites offer the same feature or not, but I was glad ours did because the only way we shared the link was via the STDs (and eventually the invites) and since we were getting so many hits we knew people had gotten the email and read it!  It doesn’t tell you unique IP addresses or anything though so you won’t know how many visitors are repeats.  Maybe if you wanted really specific info you could use Google Analytics or something?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I emailed out my save the dates. We are also on a budget, and that was an easy way to cut down costs. All of our guests also have email, so it wasn’t a problem. We had considered doing email invitations as well, but my FI really wanted to do paper invitations, so we are doing a very basic invite.

But I think especially considering the issues that you mentioned with the cost of postage and the different languages, that email makes a lot of sense for you. Have you priced how much paper invitations would be? 

I know a lot of people really like paper invitations, and I understand the feeling. But they aren’t always practical. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Have you looked in to PaperlessPost? That’s how I did my Save The Dates.  They have great designs, keep track of RSVP, and I prefer the experience over e-mail.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

geneva2:  That totally makes sense. It sounds like you are in Europe from your previous post. I’m in Canada and our postage just went up to $1 per piece or regular mail. So, that was a huge consideration for us. We don’t have that many invitations to send, and they are all being mailed domestically. We are going to make sure that we don’t choose anything that drives the price up (like odd shapes or weight). That being said, I wasn’t willing to pay double the postage for save the dates, if we didn’t need to!

But from what you said, that they are all being mailed internationally, it makes more sense to email them. Plus – I don’t know what countries you are mailing it to, but you won’t have to worry about international postage times!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

geneva2:  That sounds awesome!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I normally would say absolutely not but considering your circumstances I think it is okay to do.  There are some wedding websites that have an RSVP section on the website, and they do tracking so you could do it that way.  

 

Whatever way you choose good luck!

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