Post # 1
We live in Germany, are getting married in Lisbon, Portuga. We have guests coming from many countries such as Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, even from Australia and Singapore.
This is why we decided to do email invites only. We also did a website with travel information and sightseeing tips about Lisbon for the travellers.
Well, back then I thouhgt this was ok: paper-free is great now a days, we save some money (altough we really don’t have a tight budget) and it’s just easier.
But the more the time passes by, the more I regret it. It’s just not nice and not a proper wedding etiquette. 🙁
We have sent the email invites to all our travel guests and I was wainting for the May 20th (3 Months before the wedding) to send it to the locals that don’t need to travel. I still could send to those at least, the paper invites. Or could I still send it to all the guests, even though they have reeceid the email already?
Eveyone has received a save the date email as well, back in February, by the way.
And I would also need to collect all the adresses to send the paper invites (which I would need to do anyway in order to send the thank you notes afterwards).
What should I do?
Post # 2
Honestly, I would just leave it. Receiving an invite in the post after RSVP-ing to an e-vite might be confusing for your guests. I totally get you’re feeling a bit of regret about skipping the traditional invites but you made a sensible choice seeing how spread out your guests are.
Perhaps put your efforts into putting together paper thank you notes for after the wedding?
Post # 3
We are doing the same thing for the same reason – lots of international travelers! Sometimes I also miss the paper, but this is what’s most feasible for our situation.
We are getting a dozen or so copies of our e-vites printed out nicely though, to have as keepsakes and for pictures and for the grandparents who don’t use email. I’m not sure how you did yours, but ours was just a pdf that we inserted into the emails as a picture, so they were easy to print. Maybe you can do the same thing?
Post # 4
If you’ve already sent half of them electronically, I’d say the ship has sailed on sending formal invitations. Just go with it now.
Post # 5
Thank you for your replies. I guess it doesn’t make sense to change or re-do anything. I will just send the thank yous per standard mail.
@ mariana, we did the same as you, pdf attached to the email.