STD e-vite: YAY or NAY? (Explanation included)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: "Save the Date" via E-vite:
    Hell NO! That is really tacky! : (10 votes)
    38 %
    SURE! As long as there's a formal invite to follow. : (16 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I wouldn’t do e-vites, I know it will be a casual event but that’s too casual.  Also, I ignore a lot of evites that go through my mailbox.  It’s also good to consider who you will be sending them to because I know my grandma doesn’t know how to turn on a computer.  Have you thought about just doing a simple piece of card stock with the proper information?  STD’s can be simple, they don’t have to be over the top.

    Post # 4
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    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Do you have a lot of out of town guests you are inviting? If not skip STD. A friday night wedding, although extremely inconvenient,  is still fine for a 4-6 week invite lead time is fine. Paperless Post electronic STDs are nice. I think e-vites where the guests can tell you if they plan to attend is silly for a wedding.

    Post # 5
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Did you consider just doing postcards from shutterfly or something? I mean how many do you need? They aren’t expensive.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I found STDs for $45 for a set of 100, and that’s what we plan on doing once the venue is booked (soon!). Maybe you could do something like that? The only thing is postage is just as much as the card

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I really don’t think this is a big deal at all.  I’ve sent and received Paperless Post invites/STDs, and they’re gorgeous and classy (and many are free)!

    Post # 9
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    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @BurlapnLace:  interesting, what info are you putting on your STD? I have never really thought how a wedding takes up an entire day for a guest, but in your case you are really making it so that your guests use a vacationday.

    Why do you think people would want to go back to a hotel and wait for a shuttle? Are you providing snacks psot ceremony at the Church or at the hotel lobby aka shuttle pick up location (if people choose not to stay at your hotel recommendation) or on the shuttle.

    Is this kind of wedding timeline something you are used to or your guests? To me you are taking advantage of people that love you.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Totally fine! I honetly just write the date down in our calendar and throw away the STD anyway!

    Post # 12
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    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it’s a big deal- especially for save the days. 

    Post # 13
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I did evites for our save the dates through postmark! They have so many cute designs! Ours were by Jonathan Adler who I LOVE. All of our recipients thought they were so cute! I think there are so many PROS. Great money saver, quick and painless, lots of great designs, and great for the trees! 🙂

    My only con is that some of my older recipients dont check email all the time. I ordered 20 physical card save the dates to send to guests who might be slightly technologically challenged. Grandparents, etc. 

    I guess I don’t understand the argument that it’s “tacky.” Especially for a casual wedding. Everyone I sent mine to loved ours! They are a great option! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @BurlapnLace:  I’m even doing electronic invitations, and we did electronic save-the-dates, so I’m totally for it!

    I picked out a free design on Paperless Post, which has a really great tracking feature that tells you who opened their e-mail, though it’s not totally fool proof. And then we spent about $40 for them to print out 20 of them for keepsakes and technologically challenged guests 🙂

    Post # 16
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Also, I just read all the other posts. Your day is YOUR DAY! People who love you will be happy to spend the day with you! Friday weddings are pretty normal. I also can’t remember attending a wedding and thinking about the logistics and how they are inconvenient for ME! That’s silly! I always plan to take a whole day for a wedding. 

    By the way, our wedding is on a Monday. And many people are having to travel out of state for the occasion. So I guess I am REALLY taking advantage of the people that love me. Oddly enough, the people who love me don’t see it that way. 🙂

    Happy Planning!!!

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