Post # 1
We sent out our STD’s using Paperless Post and I have to day — I LOVE the service. I designed the cards myself from scratch then uploaded the design. The whole process was so easy. I was worried about the concerns that pop up quite a bit when digital invites/STDs are discussed in other posts here — such as tech savvy people struggling (not really a concern for us, even my 95 year old grandparents have e-mail accounts they use regularly) or that the email will go to spam or bounce. I didn’t realize that once the cards are sent, that it tells you if it was sent properly (i.e. didn’t bounce), if it has been opened, and if it has been responded to. So if I see in a few days that an email hasn’t been opened, I can just send a follow up message or get in touch with the person directly.
Plus the cards have only just been sent out and I almost immediately started getting lots of fun private message responses so my e-mail inbox has been full of e-mails from people saying things like “Yay can’t wait!” or “Eeek so excited” — it just continues to make my day 🙂
Ok, rave over…I just had to share how awesome my experience has been. If you’re considering going digital — I definitely recommend it!
Although I should add that I’m still doing paper for the invites…although now I’m toying with the idea of doing digital for the younger generation and paper for the generation that’s my parents age or older. Hmmmm…..things to consider 🙂
Post # 2
Commenting to follow 🙂 I’m glad you had such a great experience!
Post # 3
I had a great experience with them too! I actually used them for both our STDs and our invites. We didn’t have a venue confirmed for the ceremony till about 4-5 weeks before the wedding (we had a 3 month long engagement and some logistics issues with our place of worship), so it was best to go digital. I actually got a lot of compliments on the look of the cards and no one had any issues accessing (even our guests in their 80s) so it went really well. Plus our STDs were free and our invites only cost $16!
Post # 4
Ditto! I’m another Paperless Post user here and I was so pleased with how it worked out for our Save the Dates. I did my own design too because like OP I’m doing paper invites and wanted to be able to tie the designs together. I used the completely free option and I have to say I’m so pleased we saved the money. A lot of our guests are out of state or overseas so it’s been a really simple way of informing everyone and it’s great getting the messages and keeping track of who’s opened them. Highly recommend this option for people considering going digital!
Post # 5
I am a believer! I used traditional paper invites and then my Fiance surprised me with another list of guests. I went to paperless post and love it!! I wish I would have known about it sooner and I would have sent my STD’s through it as well. The website is so easy to use and the tracking tool cant be beat.
Post # 6
LOVED using Paperless Post for my Save-the-Dates; beautiful designs I couldn’t afford the print version of for the number of guests we expect, plus the option to order a handful of the paper kind! I was SO SO pleased how quickly people responded with their addresses, and it’s made a running spreadsheet of guests and contact info so much easier. I had wanted to send out traditional invitations, but honestly reconsidering it.
Post # 7
I actually ordered paper invites from Paperless Post because I loved the Rifle Paper Co designs, and when we downscaled our wedding to twelve guests, I could actually afford them. I ordered double-thickness paper, though, because I’d seen how thin other people’s invites had turned out, and they are THICK. Like, super rigid, afraid I’ll need extra postage, thick. I think we may use the online option for our hometown reception later, though, in the same or a similar design, assuming I can get my mom on board.