Post # 1
I’m graphic/web designer and I’m debating if I should just do a website with all details of our wedding, direction, when, what, how, hotels, etc. or print it.
With website there is no out of pocket money. just my time – I can design/code it myself (hosting is free), plus I can get RSVPs quickly.
With print I will need to spend money on printing (30-40 invitations) and stamps.
Post # 3
@Katyxa: I have a mojor obsession with typography and so I’m all over traditional paper invites (luckily my Fiance is the same way). There’s something that’s just so fun about invites in the mail.
Post # 4
I would stick with a paper invite and a website to supplement it.
Post # 5
Paper invite and wedding website to supplement, lots of guests may not be tech savvy and so would be unable to utilise the website.
Post # 6
@Jacqui90: +1, exactly what I was thinking. My elderly relatives in Russia would be lost.
Post # 8
If you can afford the time and money do both. Our guests were SO thankful for all of the detail we had on our website, even the locals who liked the restaurant recos 😉
Post # 9
Etiquette Snob here… lol
(In so much as I happen to know all the Rules and why they exist)
A Wedding is a Milestone event in life…
If it wasn’t so you wouldn’t be probably on a Wedding Website looking up stuff… there wouldn’t be a whole industry dedicated to Weddings… and little girls (and grown women) wouldn’t daydream about their big day, and the belief that there really is a difference between being single and married.
Wedding Websites are great things. I strongly applaud Brides who use them to feature their Love Story – Helpful Details for their Guests etc
But IMO not the way to invite folks to one the most meaningful days in your life…
Wedding Stationery is elegant… and sets the tone for the whole event. It is soooo wonderful to receive a PERSONAL INVITE in the mail.
“Look, Wow… she invited little old me to come to her celebrate her big day with her”
A website cannot do that.
IMO you cannot go wrong with a Paper Invite… and it is the key element to everything else to be said about your Wedding.
Not only does it convey info about the day, but can be a major part of your theme etc.
Just my 2 cents.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
This is what I did, without the paper a lot of people wouldn’t know the website existed. Or might not know in time. People might not immediately recognize the sender and delete an e-mail notifying them of it, many older relatives rarely use it, etc… This just seemed best. Still saves some paper as I used less inserts and just directed people to the website.
Post # 11
I would say don’t substitue a wedding website with a wedding invitation but why not due both? I think both would be great because you can send out the tradition invites and have the website listed somewhere on the intivte. We are outting out wedding website on the STD cards!! This way if there is anything you need to finorm everyone about and invites are already out you can just update the website. =]
Post # 12
Our older relatives had no idea how to access our website and “do the onlines.” Definitely send paper invitations. A website to supplement them is a good idea. I’m glad we had one.