Post # 1
One of my bridesmaids contacted me today about using e-vites for one of my bridal showers. She asked what my opinion was, citing that it would be easier to keep track of who was coming that way.
Part of me doesn’t care, but part of me wants my bridal shower to have lovely invites (which can be cost-efficiently ordered from weddingpaperdivas for a very reasonably price). A huge part of me realizes that I’m lucky to have friends and family throwing me several different showers, so I really shouldn’t mind either way.
Does an e-vite versus a paper invite give you strong feelings one way or the other?
Post # 3
I don’t have strong feelings on this for the shower (I do for more formal things, like the wedding itself). I love evites for small casual parties; I personally wouldn’t like my BMs using them for the shower, but like you said, I’d be grateful that anyone was throiwing me a party at all.
Post # 4
I get evites for things all the time and I always forget about them but I have never forgotten a paper invite event. I also just find them more appropriate for a bridal shower, it is a once in a lifetime special event, therefore deserving of a more formal invite.
Post # 5
I have strong feelings towards more evites for things… Saves time, money and paper =) Were not having a bridal shower but for the bachelorette party were probably just calling everyone or facebooking them… I don’t see wasting money where you just don’t have to.
Post # 6
I definitely appreciate the saving of the money…but part of me just thinks the paper invites are more appropriate and it’s the only time in my life I get a bridal shower. I just always hate being put in this position because I would never a) ask the bride this or even b) consider doing an evite for something like a bridal shower.
Post # 7
@MrsDrRose612: just be honest and say that you would appreciate paper invitations. Your Bridesmaid or Best Man asked because she wants to know, so i think it’s ok to state your preference.
I had paper invitations for my shower, but if we had evites, I wouldn’t have had any issues with it. The shower itself is so special – this is so minor compared to the fun times you will have at the shower! 🙂
Post # 8
I don’t mind the concept, but I’m with you in that I loved my physical shower invitations as a memento of the special time.
Post # 9
I don’t like evites, I usually forget about them.
Post # 10
I really don’t mind. There are some super cute e-vites out there! At least it’s not a facebook event or a really poorly written email (yes I have received both).
Post # 11
I love electronic invites, however not all of my friends and family are as computer savvy. I find that many people don’t get the invite even – so you spend a lot of time following up with people to make sure they get the information. It’s the entire reason I didn’t do all electronic invites for my wedding.
Post # 12
Since they’re throwing the shower, I would leave it up to them. However, I’d probably cringe about it a little bit lol.
Maybe just offer to “help” and send a few cute/cheap invitation ideas their way for consideration, then let them make the final decision. If they’re worried about keeping track of people, they could always do an online RSVP with the paper card.
Post # 13
I agree that the paper invitation is mostly my preference due to the fact that it is a very special time (and only time there will be a bridal shower in my honor!)…I’d love the momento. I am trying so hard to not step on anyones toes (hate being put in this position where I’m asked to give my preference…I feel like it makes me look like a ‘zilla to say “hey, I appreciate it, but this is what I really would want” no matter how tactfully I say it)…luckily my mom has offered to pay for the paper invites–which really are very nominal…the shower will be very intimate with about 30 people, so invites from weddingpaperdivas would be, like, $40.
Post # 14
You could use vistaprint and order some postcards….they are super cheap and can be made really cute!
Post # 15
I always like pretty paper things, but tbh… evites are easy with a tech savvy guest list. And I know my bms have a ton of other things going on in their lives. If they haven’t ordered paper invites (which need enough time), evites is the logical way to go.
Post # 16
My bridesmaids used Paperless Post for my shower invitations. They were super cute and a ton of people have told me how much they loved them.