(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 # 47
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think that the invite communicates expectations to the guests, which is important.

    If you are throwing a traditional party, and have traditional expectations of your guests, send a traditional invitation.

    If you are having a non-traditional wedding and do not have traditional expectations of your guests, then one way you can send that message is by aligning your invitations.  This could mean an informal invite via phone or email, a “formal evite” such as paperless post, something funky and cool like a custom video invitation, carrier pigeons, whatever.

     

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    One thing isn’t really reflected by the poll options- I’m very web savvy and wouldn’t be offended, but we like having the paper reminder also.  We always keep them in a certain place and sometimes we find it easier to remember/look there & take it with us, instead of remembering what the couple’s website is, etc. or remembering who got what email when.

    If I were you, I’d do some part of invite or save the date on paper or magnet.  Depending on your number of guests and what you want, it could be under $.40 per save the date/invite (mine were with the combo of vistaprint groupon & retailmenot 50% off).

    Post # 49
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @SleepyBee99:  I’m looking at doing video invites!! They are definitely different and will be a total surprise.  No waste, unique invitation, cheap! 🙂  I think my guests will like the surprise over ‘another wedding invitation’.

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Oh something else to check out is glosite.com – they’re like paperless post and an amazing wedding site in one. you can send guests invites or save the dates that arrive in their email looking like they’re in an envelope and open up to look just like the real thing. Then guests can click it to go directly to your website. They even have matching paper versions if you want a few of those Too and there are tons of amazing options to manage guest list, emails, rsvps etc. we’re using glosite in addition to snail mail and its been really great. 

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SleepyBee99:  I WANTED to do this, but Fiance wouldn’t let me. Eh, the paper invites turned out ok. I do think the e-invites are more suitable for a casual wedding.

    Post # 52
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I really think it depends on your guests – techsavy or technically challenged..your theme and the venue..

     

    My fiance and I considered e-invites but our parents and families hardly go online so that would be a problem..

    Post # 53
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    9 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We didn’t have everyone’s contact emails beforehand, so we sent out paper invitations and asked folks to RSVP via our website or contact us directly. We were able to make our own unique invite and saved postage on RSVP cards (that alot of people don’t seem to send back anyway). Plus it forced people to go to our website where we update info on the wedding. People didn’t seem to visit the website when we sent the Save the Dates, but with the online RSVP, they now do! Yay!

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