(Closed) No paper invitation? (poll)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How would you feel if you got an e-invitation instead of a paper invite?

    Offended

    Would think you're cheap, but would understand

    Wouldn't care

    Love it- save your money

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I would initially be a little skeptical of the seriousness of the invitation.  I would expect a very casual wedding and dress/act accordingly unless I knew you were someone who was really big on saving the environment and you sent the evites to prevent wasting paper and adding to the landfills.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @SleepyBee99:  I wouldn’t be offended but I would judge. An electronic invitation is just far too casual for sone thing as important and momentous as a wedding.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SleepyBee99:  I am NOT sending paper invitations! My Fiance and I try to protect the environment and to acquire eco friendly habits, so I am certainly not going to send tons of paper that will be thrown out after a few weeks (or days!). It has nothing to do with costs (although a bit, if I am honest lol) but more with the huge waste they represent. Now I know most bees send paper invitations and I am NOT saying they shouldn’t! I am just saying that if I want to be consistent with the way I want to live (reduce waste, reuse things, etc), I can’t be sending paper invitations. I will be calling and emailing. One of my friends did it a few years ago, and I loved it! No ackward moment when I have to throw a beautifully designed piece of paper or when I have to find a place for a photo of a couple I don’t know that well! Good luck with your choice, but do not feel bad if you send e-invitations instead of paper! 🙂

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @futuremrsar:  What a great idea (the uploading of the invitations design on Facebook)! Love it!

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @solidarity:  Great idea too!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

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    @soupir:  Thank you! 🙂

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @Zhabeego:  And I’d totally judge you for being a snob! 

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    @solidarity:  How does thinking e-vites are too casual for a wedding make me a snob? I spent about $70 on my invitations from Michaels.  

    The OP asked the question because she wanted our honest thoughts. There’s no need for you to get bent out of shape.  Judjing from the results of the poll, I’m not alone in my thoughts on this.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I once got a invite to a wedding through a facebook event! Althugh I think that’s crossing the line on etiquette for wedding invites, I didnt care that much. And I still dressed nice for the wedding. I think people will still  dress nice simply because it is a wedding. 

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I say go for it. We were toying with the idea of electronic invitations but bowed to convention in the end. I really don’t think people will automatically think that your wedding is a super casual affair just because of how the invitation is delivered. 

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We sent out email invitations. I made a nice pdf to attach to each email as the invitation. We decided to save money on paper and international postage to put towards high quality food and drink for out guests. I hate to think we will be judged for doing so. Should my guests not just be happy to share out day with us and not care about getting a nice bit of paper. 

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

    @SleepyBee99:  My fiance and I are planning on using Paperless Post.  The invitations on the website have a wide range of beautiful invites that are also available in printed form for those who would be “offended” by your decision to use email.  They even have designs by Kate Spade and Oscar de la Renta, and who could think your wedding is too casual after that?

     

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @SleepyBee99:  I’ve received a few e-vites now for weddings.  I certainly don’t mind receiving them, but I personally would not use them for my own wedding.  But like many PP have mentioned it may relate more to the formality you expect of the event.  My event is fairly formal and elegant in feel and I just personally want to do paper invites, but I do agree with what you mentioned – most people will throw them out!  Do whatever you feel comfortable with.

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