Post # 1
I’m planning a baby shower for my sister… I’ve already talked to her closest friends via email to narrow down a date… Is an evite okay at this point or is that tacky? I would prefer to save on the cost of invites/postage and put that money towards the shower itself if it isn’t a big deal. I do love all things paper though and am tempted to splurge on “real” invites.
Post # 3
@78h2o: maybe take a lead from your sister. When your sister has a birthday party does she send paper invites? I personally love e-vites because then I’ve always got access to the invitation by clicking on the internet. But there IS something sweet about paper invitations. Makes the event a little more ‘special’. Is the shower going to be casual?
Post # 4
I think it depends on the guest of honor…. if you think she’d tell you the truth, ask. If not, gauge on how she feels. I know if it were my family, the older folks wouldn’t have access to email so I’d need to do a paper invite.
My gut says play it safe and go the snail mail route.
Post # 5
I think it’s okay and mail invites to those that are not computer savvy such as older aunts, grandma’s.
Post # 6
Totally depends who the guests are. Are we talking friends and close family? Or older family members and extended family? Coworkers?
Post # 7
I pretty much already know who is coming – her best friends, my closest friends, and my mom. I was also thinking about inviting some of her other good friends and close family members who all live far away and would not come – but I don’t know if that’s tacky (inviting people who live on the opposite coast or her in-laws who live in Austrailia…)
Post # 8
*edit* Australia not Austrailia!
Thanks for the input!! My sister said she was fine with an evite, but I do think paper is a little more special. My sister used evite for my bridal shower, but that was in part because it was planned last minute (I had a 3 month engagement), so that was the most practical way for her to do it.
I think I will compromise and go with paper invitations but get them from vistaprint rather than tinyprints (which is a little more expensive).
Post # 9
paper is better! less likely to get lost, most people get their mail regularly and open regularly. sometimes emails get lost.
Post # 10
I like the idea of doing vistaprint. Evites are fine but paper invites are better but they don’t have to be tricked out Etsy $3/invite either! 🙂
Post # 11
Good call on using vistaprint. I chose that an e-vite would be ok, but that paper is much nicer.
Post # 12
It makes no difference to me if I get an evite or a paper invite, but some people don’t check their email much so those people may need a phone call as well. Evites are kind of nice too because they don’t get lost and you get a reminder email closer to the event.