(Closed) Shower Invites- mass email or mail invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should the MOH invite people to the bridal shower?
    Mass email is ok! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    She should definitely send out paper invites : (15 votes)
    94 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Please mail paper invites! Email invites are so confusing. Are they a save the date? Just an FYI? Requesting and address? or and Invitation?

    My friend is having a baby shower, being thrown by her mom and she sent out a massive email. We are not sure if it was an invite or just an FYI. A couple of our friends sent their addresses thinking that paper invited would later follow but we have yet to receive anything. The shower is in a couple weeks and I haven’t received an actual invite so maybe I was taken off the list or the details changes, etc. I know it’s not a bridal shower but this is why I say paper invites are a must.

    Post # 4
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I never know what to think about email invites either. I wonder if I was forgoten about and they ran out of invites so just sent me an email or if they are gift grubbers who sent out emails because they are inviting everyone they know so that they can get more gifts.

    I never attend a shower if I only received an email invite.

    Post # 5
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I just got a shower invite via evite the other day, and saw no problem with it. Actually, it was kind of nice, because I can see who else is going, so I can find someone with whom to carpool!

    Post # 6
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Backyard BBQ at the neigbor’s house = Evite invite

    Formal event w/a gift registry = send out paper invites

    Since you are expecting gifts the effort should be made to send out formal invitations.  I personally get so many mass invites from different groups that half the time I don’t open it unless I know exactly what it is for.  Save the confusion, especially for older guests, and mail the invites.

    Post # 8
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s ok for a Bachelorette Party to do invitations through e-mail, but a wedding shower invites should be mailed out.  Just tell your Maid/Matron of Honor that some family and friends are under the assumption that the email was a STD.  Maybe you guys could go look at invitations and that could be a suttle hint?

    Post # 9
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I pretty much never attend anything that I get an email or Facebook message about. It doesn’t make you feel like they really want you there. If she’s ReALLY against paper invites, at least tell her to make personal phone calls.

    Post # 10
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Personally I like receiving mail invites for things like showers .. just feels so much nicer, plus I also think the calling to RSVP gives a better representation / guest count versus an evite.  I use evites though for house parties and such. 

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