(Closed) Online Invites

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I haven’t seen this but I think it depends on your crowd. It could work if everyone, or most people are internest savvy enough to figure it out. 

In case it helps, check out Vistaprint. They have loads of designs for invites that are super cute, you can upload your own designs and they are very affordable. Just a thought. 

 

Good luck!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

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loveinalaska:  In my opinion, I think online invites are fine if you are doing a pretty informal wedding.  E.g. picnic, or backyard, etc.  We didn’t want to spend a lot of money on invitations either because it seemed like not a great use of our budget, so we ordered from vistaprint and they were like, 50 dollars and totally fine.  (definitely spring for the upgraded paper option tho!)  I think paper invites just elevate the event that little bit that I wanted.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We are planning on using our fancy wedding website to collect RSVP’s in lieu of paper invitations to save some time, energy, $$$, and trees. We will be sending out paper STD’s though with our website included and maybe 2 sets of paper invitations to the grandparents who aren’t internet savvy. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

I haven’t used them myself, but I have received some lovely invitations to weddings via Greenvelope. They were so pretty!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

It depends on who you’re inviting I guess, but I would try to do paper invites if you could.

I know that my Nan would probably never speak to me again if I invited her via Facebook or something! 

As the other Bees have said, Vistaprint are great! Otherwise, my brother and SIL handmade their invites, which was lovely. They just got some basic white cards and envelopes from the local hobbycraft (something like hobbylobby in the states) and a roll of Organze ribbon in their colour. 

You could also get some other stuff to jazz them up a bit, but I think you can get away with a more simple design if it is homemade 🙂

You can still ask for online RSVPs (great idea!) but I like the sentimental value of a ‘real’ RSVP x

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am doing it the opposite way. I’m using paperlesspost.com for our STD’s and then sending out formal paper invitations. However, we will allow our guests to RSVP through our wedding website to make it easier for them. I’m having a black tie wedding, so to me the formal paper invitations are a must! However, we are in the technology age… So I’m sure you could get away with doing them online. Lots of people are doing it now! I would definitely recommend that you try out Paperless Post though! They have a lot of really nice designs on their website!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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kmdunford:  we also did paperless post for invites for our friday night welcome party, they are awesome!  we did evite save the dates, but the premium ones we paid for with no ads.  but if I’d known about paperless post I would have done that for free instead – no ads!  And I love how the invite opens up in your email, you don’t need to click on some other link.  

we also did online rsvps.  no wedding website so we just wrote some additional information on the back of the invite including to rsvp to email.  no one sends those cards back anyway and getting married in canada but needing to send invites to the usa and with american stamps, woulda been a nightmare!

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