(Closed) Anyone not using paper invitations?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
514 posts
Busy bee

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
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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ashcan:  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
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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!

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