Post # 1
I have my save the dates ready to send out in a month or two. I have started a wedding website and i was thinking of only inviting through the website. So, i wouldnt share the website until January (wedding in March). I was going to send our wedding link via email to everyone. I know there is down sides, such as would if someone doesnt see the email, but im having a small wedding (65) and most everyone is family. All have email addresses. Has anyone else gone with this option? Would this seem improper? My wedding is semi formal. I expect people to dress nice but they are not being asked to wear suits or long formal dresses.
Post # 2
If all your guests are internet savy go for it, we are doing a bit of both since the older people coming do not own nor know how to use computers so they will get paper invites with traditional RSVP cards. About 80% of our guests we are going paperless for 🙂
I don’t give a damn if it seems improper, I am paying to feed these people they can shove their Downton Abbey etiquette 🙂
Post # 4
I think that’s a good idea! Your guest list is small enough that if you don’t hear back from people about their RSVP, you could just give them a call/text and ask. I think we’re going to send paper invitations but ask for RSVP via email/phone/wedding website. We’re having 75ish guests. I like 1234querty94’s idea of doing both…might look into that too!
Post # 5
It really depends on what you want to do! We had beautiful invites and such from weddingpaperdivas and I’m glad we did, but a lot of our family was older and would have been upset to have felt left out by only having the invite online. Our wedding was around 70-80 people and when I visited people (we invited only close family and very, very close friends) our thank you cards and invites and save the dates were still on the fridge. You could also do what was suggested above and just have RSVPs online, while also having the cards!
Post # 6
Only doing e-vites is one thing but what makes no sense to me is to send out paper std’s & then evites for the actual wedding. Are the STD’s even necessary? Is it a destination wedding/do many guests have far to travel to attend? It would be a big turn off to me personally to receive a paper std then an evite for the actual event, especially if the std was unnecessary. But, I’m not on your invite list so how I would receive it doesn’t much matter.
My advice is that if funds are limited skip the std (or do a digital std) & do a regular invitation, not the other way around.
Post # 7
We are doing e-invites. We are having a small wedding and about 80% of our guests are abroad (Scotland, England, Malta, Cayman Islands) and postage would be expensive. We are going to design digital save the dates and invited that would look like what we would send on paper, and then our website will have an online RSVP section. I think it is much easier and less expensive than sending them all out and hoping people manage to send an RSVP back.
Post # 8
We’re doing both! Paper for the older generations (i.e. grandparents and older aunts & uncles) and paperless post for the rest. RSVP will be via our website so we’ll be able to see who has RSVP’d and who hasn’t then follow up. We only have 125 total guests (so about 50 invites since some are families).
This way all our invites look the same but we’re saving a lot on postage and printing!