Technology versus Tradition: We think you can do either! Whether it’s a choice you make based on your budget, your guests or the style of your wedding... the method you invite your guests to your wedding is yours! This week we put together some pros and cons to both ways to let your friends and family know the details of your wedding weekend.
Tradition: There's something to be said for tradition. Nowadays, it's rare to get a personalized piece of mail outside of a bill in your mailbox! Some guests even hold onto invitations for sentimental reasons.
Photography: We love the details of paper goods (including invitations!) especially when being captured by the photographer on the day of the wedding.
Custom Pieces: Letterpress, watercolor, fonts, paper type and more. It can be a fun and exciting experience to create a unique paper invitation suite that’s yours.
Collecting Addresses: Keeping tack of family and friend’s addresses is not everyone’s forte! Hunting them down can take manpower and time.
Expense: Some paper goods and design services can come with a premium. For some couples, the cost doesn’t figure into the budget.
Mailing: Weighing, purchasing postage and assembly. If not provided by your designer, they can take time and add a cost to handle printing and posting...especially when there’s a big to-do list to get to!
Spam: The dreaded junk folder. You may not know if your invitation was received and typos can cause invitations to go to the wrong person! Remember to double check email addresses.
Formality: Some feel the digital invitations are less formal and suggest that the wedding is also less formal. There are even times guests can neglect to respond to the invitation or file it and forget it.
Limited Services: Not all digital invites are created equal. It’s worth doing some research or checking out our faves below...
Still can’t decide? There are options in-between the two methods, DIY Printing with an Etsy Vendor or Digital Services like Paperless Post or Minted that offer the option of printing invitations for those guests you know are sticklers for tradition! Also, now some couples will send paper invitations and request the RSVP online! (check out our latest blog on RSVPs!)
Remember, choose the method that works for you, your wedding and your guests.
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
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