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Bridal Shower Concept, DIY, Invitation, Save the date

July 8, 2009

Invitation Alternatives

Sending save the dates and invitations for showers and parties via e-mail is growing increasingly popular. Having just printed paper invitations for a friend’s shower I am co-hosting, I understand why people would opt to go the electronic route.

Sending traditional invitations require:
-A guests list with salutations and mailing addresses.
-Invitations and envelopes.
-Return address labels.
-Stamps.
-Sufficient ink for your printer.
-Patience and perfect proofreading skills.
-Time.

Be prepared to design, align and practice. I love beautiful paper so I applaud those attempting to print traditional invitations. A creative invitation sets the stage for a lovely event.

However, the advantages of sending an invite by e-mail or evite are undeniable:
-Speed.
-You can change the information easily if necessary even if the invite has been sent. This is especially nice if weather plays a role in your event.
-It’s environmentally friendly: no paper, no envelope, no postage.
-It’s more economical.
-It also encourages interaction between guests who can share comments and start conversations among themselves before the event.

However you decide to corral your guests, be creative, check your spelling and verify the accuracy of the information provided.

Not convinced? If an evite is a bit too casual for your event, but you don’t have time to mail paper invitations, Paperless Post has created a stylish and wonderful alternative. Their electronic invitations are delivered by e-mail and present guests with a digital envelope to be opened. The presentation is excellent and hosts can track the invitations online.

Want a paper invite but you are happy to leave the printing to the professionals. Wedding Paper Divas have been getting rave reviews.

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