(Closed) E-vites?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Would you e-mail your wedding invitations?
    Nope, too informal : (18 votes)
    53 %
    Yes, but only with the option to buy keepsakes/a few for the people who would appreciate them : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Are you nuts? Who would ever do this?? : (12 votes)
    35 %
    I'd think about it, but only because I'd like to avoid postage : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Definitely! I've been waiting for an option like this! : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    It would have to be a pretty informal/casual wedding for me to be comfortable with sending OR receiving an e-vite for a wedding. That said, I have seen some very creative video invitations on youtube. Maybe if the whole theme of the wedding was GREEN I could understand doing the e-thing.

    Post # 4
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No, there are too many people on my guest list that are not email savvy.  Collecting mail addresses are nightmare enough.  Plus I am a total sucker for tradition. I guess I’m not very green.

    Post # 5
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I voted I wouldn’t do this because it’s too informal, but there’s also another reason behind it: some of our older relatives don’t have computers. You would think this day in age, even our grandparents would have computers and know how to e-mail, but they don’t. Even some of our aunts and uncles are awful with e-mail, so it wouldn’t work for us.

    Plus, I like invitations. They don’t have to be fancy, but they DO make the event seem more exciting and it’s nice to know the couple put effort into making you feel special with a nice paper invitation.

    Post # 6
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s too informal plus I like the tradition. I always keep any wedding invites I receive.

    Post # 7
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would definitely not do that

    Post # 8
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    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I got an email wedding invite once. I understood the motivation, but I didn’t really like it. The couple emailed their same-age friends and send paper invites to older guests. I think an emailed save-the-date is ok, but it still just strikes me as really, really informal.

    Post # 9
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    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I probably wouldn’t do it, because it seems a little informal and not practical for me.  I know I have older family members/family friends who don’t evne know how to turn a computer on, let alone check an Evite. I couldn’t see my 91-year old grandma checking an Evite. 😉  I also used the paper reply postcards to track our RSVPs.

    We did want to save a little on paper, so in an effort to make things more green, we didn’t use an inner envelope and we made our reply cards postcards.  That cut down on the paper AND the weight of the invitations (saving on postage).  

    If you want to show off your tech-savvy skills but still wanted to send a paper invitation, you could always put together a great wedding website. That way, you could do something really interesting and cool, but still provide an option for older folks who may not be as up-to-date.

     

    Post # 10
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    If I were having a very small, very casual wedding and I knew that all of the guests had email, and if the wedding was happening over very short notice, I might. Otherwise, no. I love getting and sending snail mail! And I love getting wedding invitations. And there are so many different, affordable options out there.

    Post # 11
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

    I actually think you can still be somewhat green and still send paper invites. I had extremely SIMPLE invites that was just one card with a small insert with our RSVP e-mail and phone number for the non-saavy computer people. If you like you can go this route and make sure to use all recycable/recycled/more environmentally friendly paper. That said I think it’s nice in this day and age to receive something in the mail that is not a bill or junk mail. 😉 (at least to me anyway!)

    Post # 12
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i probably wouldn’t only because i adore paper products so much…but a beautifully made flash invitation design in an email would be awesome!

    Post # 13
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I thought about it, but even though I am not a calligraphy and lace girl, evites were still a bit informal for us – that and MANY of our guests barely use email and an evite would confuse/insult them. For a party? Sure. For a wedding? Not for us.

    Post # 14
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    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

    I’m working on recycled paper mixed with fabric to have more green invites, but i don’t think we will use emails just because of our old guest and the formality feeling of getting a physical invite.

    Post # 15
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    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    I seriously considered it.  Trying to figure out postage to 6 different countries is still giving me a headache.  Paperless Post has great formal looking e-mail invitiations, some of which are for weddings.

    But like others, my family members are computer challenged.  It would just get too confusing, and I really like my invitation now!

    Post # 16
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I agree with Ms. Swan, you can still be somewhat green with your invites by including minimal inserts. If you are really concerned about being green I think you could pull it off by sending one insert card (folded) with all of the information you need in an envelope (therefore, you will have 1 envelope and 1 insert card per guest). If you had a folded card you could perforate half of it and make it into a RSVP postcard for your guests to send back to you. Then you would have 2 sides to cram the info you need, plus your guests will think you are awesome if they get to tear off RSVP from the invite and mail it back to you.

    I would never consider e-vites for a wedding; while I do love paper a lot more than the average person (I scrapbook, love stationery, consider making lists a "hobby") I still wouldn’t do this even if I didn’t love paper. The majority of your guests will find it incredibly tacky and will probably not take it seriously, plus your older guests just won’t get it.

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