(Closed) Can I Email Invitations and Thank You Notes?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I don’t think e-mailing the guys an invitation is a big deal. Most guys wouldn’t even notice if they didn’t get an formal invite!

I do not, however, think that e-mailing thank you cards is appropriate. There is just something to be said about taking the time to personally handwrite a card and address and mail it that makes the "thank-you" more sincere. I would stick with handwritten T-Ys.

Post # 18
59 posts
Worker bee

I’m with suzanno on this one–she hit the nail on the head.

If you want people to make the effort to come, or if they’ve taken the effort to buy you a present–then I think you should afford them the effort/cost in a hard copy invite or thank you.

Boys & techies may not realllllly know the difference (I’m having this same debate in my head about a co-ed baby shower I’m hosting soon), but I would do my best to resist the urge to do either invites or thank yous for a wedding by email… It may be the only event you ever have to plan that calls for such (necessary) formality.

Post # 19
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you want to e-vite people to the wedding then I think you could. I mean it’s not traditional – but it gets the job done.

The thank you cards however, would be really inappropriate. They took the time to come to your wedding, bring you a gift and so on. It’s ony fair you show them the curtosy of hand writing a thank you card to show your gratitude.  

Post # 20
26 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

Definately real invitations and handwritten thank you’s for everyone, no matter how tech-savvy they are. 

It almost makes the emailed invites seem like B-listers, like you didn’t buy enough invitations or something.   I really think you need to go all or nothing on this one.   

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