(Closed) What do you think of e -vites?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What do you think of e-vites?
    I like it : (21 votes)
    19 %
    I'm not a fan : (64 votes)
    58 %
    Well it's better than a simply email invite : (26 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldnt do it for a wedding but I was looking to do this for a bachlorette party I was planning!

    Post # 5
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    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love it!!  I’ve never seen one like that before.  Really what do you with an invitation after you receive it?  All that money goes in the trash.   Someone would have to let me know they are sending this because I don’t check my email.  Grandma doesn’t go on the internet so she may need some kind of assistance but I love it!

    Post # 6
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i like receiving mail so im not a fan plus for the older generation, not all have computer access

    Post # 7
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    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I tend to agree with @MsPanda: – great for a hen party, but I definitely wouldn’t use it for my wedding, partially because I know a whole heap of my guests don’t use email at all.  But if it fits with the wedding’s ethos (e.g. if it’s an eco-friendly event) then people should go for it!  And if the budget is the issue then it’s a good alternative.

    Post # 8
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    I liked it! It was fast, easy to the point. Took you straight to the wedding website for instant RSVPand info. Eco friendly. I’m totally a fan! But I wouldn’t do it myself as I’m a total old school paper lover.

    Post # 9
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    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s too informal for a wedding unless it’s an EXTREMELY casual wedding. 

    We mailed paper invites and included our wedding website URL, requesting that RSVP’s be done there; we also put all the hotel and other info on our website.  But there’s something about an electronic-only invite that seems a little bit too casual.  Maybe in 5 years…. but not today.

    Post # 10
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    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like it , it seems so hassel free.

    Post # 11
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    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d never do this for a wedding—way too informal for my taste. But for something informal like a bachelorette, morning after wedding brunch, or bridesmaid luncheon—I’m all for it. But only if it’s a service like Paperless Post that doesn’t have ads on the actual invite (e-vite does).  

    Post # 12
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    No, no, no! Maybe I’m a sucker for tradition and proper etiquette, but I would never go about inviting people to any event in this way.

    Post # 13
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    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I don’t know. One time we were invited to a wedding via evite but I later found out that it was only the “leftover” people who were invited by evite, the A-listers got paper. I don’t know why but that sort of rubbed me the wrong way and made me feel like an afterthought. This might have been mean of me, but I spent about 1/4 less on their gift than I would have otherwise.

     

    Post # 14
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    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t like it. The whole thing feels very cheap to me. Especially when they want you to travel all the way to Italy and spend all that money on hotels and airfare? I would expect the courtesy of them at least paying for a proper invite in return… but that’s just my opinion.

    Post # 15
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I wouldn’t call it tacky, but risky. I wouldn’t send a wedding invitation through an evite. It might narrow your guest list down because of who may or may not be on the internet (nearly all of my extended family are not online). Also, I’ve experienced so many problems with evites! I’ve had many people never receive them (Evite, for example, has given me so many problems with Hotmail and Gmail addresses!) or they go into their spam box and they never check it. I’d be more nervous with sending an evite than dealing with snail-mail!

    There’s lots of ways to be eco-friendly when mailing invitations. Plus, they can be tacked on the ‘fridge as reminders. I’d be afraid of “out of sight, out of mind” with evites.

    Post # 16
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    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love evites for informal gatherings.  I think they’re WAY too informal for something like a wedding, and I would definitely raise an eyebrow if I was invited to a wedding that way.

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