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Virtual Invites - Acceptable Or Not?


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#1 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

So with this fucking postal strike ongoing, I have no way to send out my wedding invites. :bang:

I am thinking of sending the invite via email and asking people to respond with with their meal choices and such via email as well. I will include the hotel information for those who are travelling to join us. I will also let people know that if they would like a "real" printed invite, I will send them one when the strike is over, minus the RSVP card since they can RSVP with me by email exchange.

Is this an acceptable solution? Wedding stuff is so mired in tradition, and tho we aren't going traditional, I want to send out the invites in an acceptable manner.

Thoughts?

#2 Karen

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:34 PM

I think it's entirely acceptable! And environmentally friendly too :)

#3 kramer

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

i think you can be just as creative with an e-invite as with a paper one - only potential problem would be if you are inviting people who aren't very tech-savvy... grandparents, for example.

#4 kramer

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

this is possibly the best wedding invite ever made:



#5 Karen

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:40 PM

:clapping:

#6 Erinisme

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:48 PM

my friends hil and eli did a very elegant wedding invite if you inbox me your email addy I'll send it to you :)

#7 Lemireacle

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

I think it's perfectly acceptable to do so, and as Karen said, environmentally friendly too!!

It's your wedding... do what you want to make yourselves happy!! :grin:

#8 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thanks for the input all - I hadn't even considered the environmental aspect, that makes it even better!!!

You're right about the non-tech folks, Kramer. I am going to send printed invites to my older relatives.

Erin, I will send you a PM.

Thank you everyone! :mrgreen:

#9 Jabadoodle

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:46 PM

Only want to add: You mentioned by "email". You do know about Evite.com
and the other online sites that will help you manage online-invites?

If you Google "online wedding invitations" there even seem to be
sites specifically for wedding invites.

#10 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:02 AM

Yes, but I wanted to use email specifically rather than a website.

It worked our perfectly! I made my own invite and included it in the email along with a map and a link to a website with dress-up ideas (we had a 1920's theme) all the details guests needed to know. :mrgreen:

Now, are virtual thank-you cards acceptable? :funny1: No, really are they? :dunno:

#11 TEO

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

Why not, especially if they are personalized?

#12 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:56 AM

And then I don't have to collect everyone's addresses... :funny1: I think that's the way it's gonna go. Of course, they will all be personal notes, and I'll even include a photograph of the guest from the evening. Yay! :)

#13 fire_rocket

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

I think that's perfectly acceptable especially because you set the tone earlier with the invites. A photo and personalized greeting would be awesome!

#14 Elena Iuliana

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

This idea with virtual invitations seems really great from my perspective! You are sure that they will receive it and in the same time it's not expensive at all - in fact, it's kind of free!
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