Post # 1
We have decided to forgo the formal invitation for our wedding next year. We plan on sending out official snail mail save the dates but plan to use digital (email/website) invitaitons to save on waste in the landfill and of course, money.
What is the best way to indicate there will NOT be a formal invitation but rather we’ll be corresponding via our wedding website/email?
Post # 3
@cardina8: Switch it around. Do an e-mail/digital STD and a formal invitation.
Post # 4
@thenewmrsmax: Agreed. You should sent a snail mail invitation and direct your guests to RSVP online, if that is what you want them to do. You could send out a digital STD directing them to your website.
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Post # 7
@cardina8: “Electronic Invitation to Follow – Please send us your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org“
Post # 9
Well technically it is still a formal invitation. The formal party in formal invitation refers to the act of being invited and not the actual paper.
I think since this is a relatively new idea (to go paperless) you will be met with some opposition. I think as long as you are prepared to follow up a lot of RSVP’s(so call each missing rsvp) then you wont have a problem.
Post # 10
i agree with thenewmrsmax. that’s what we did- online save the date’s and paper invitation.
Post # 11
You could just say “Electronic invitation to follow – watch your inbox!” or something.
Post # 12
I’d do what other bees are suggesting and make the STDs digital and the formal invitation actual paper. Not everyone is email savvy and sometimes important things can be automatically filtered into the junk/spam folder.
Post # 13
Just indicate “electronic invitation” or simply “invitation” or “detailed invitation” to follow.
IF you wnat to cut down on waste. why mail STD?
Post # 14
I’m thinking of doing this since the recipients of our save the dates are using the RSVP function on the website already. Something about the paper Save the Date says ‘this is the real deal’, the invitation is just confirming the logistical details in some ways.
We are having quite a small wedding (hoping to end up with 60). Half the guests are my partners family, who wild horses couldn’t keep away, half are close local friends, an half are my friends and family based 7k miles away which means people will buy tickets / commit quite early.