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That’s right… only 4 more days until Kristen & Jeff’s big day!  I can’t wait to see all her pieces come together. Today she is delivering her table number cards, place cards, and donation cards to her coordinator!  I”ll be sure to post lots of pictures of them after the big day!

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Something that was recently brought to my attention was the thought of doing an evite for a wedding invitation.  Now, being a graphic designer of course I am partial to print… but i can’t lie… sending out a digital invitation does have some benefits:

PROS:

No postage necessary – especially useful since the cost of postage stamps just went up yesterday.

No printing costs – this means that you can use as many colors as you’d like on the piece; you’re not limited to using 1 or 2-color printing to stay on budget.

No paper costs – not only do you not have to pay for expensive paper and envelopes, but it is more environmentally friendly!

Budget friendly – there is almost no cost involved with an evite.

Time Saver – you won’t have to assemble any pieces or stuff any envelopes!  AND if you are on a tight deadline, they can be created and emailed much quicker than their traditional counterpart.

CONS:

It’s not traditional – I’m not necessarily one to follow tradition, but using evites is a new thing, and some people might not be into the idea. It may be perceived as cheap or tacky.

Technology isn’t everyone’s friend – I know it is hard to believe, but not everyone has an email address or knows how to use a computer… especially grandparents or older family member. You’re taking a risk that not everyone will be able to view your invitation.

You won’t have something to hold on to – not only is there something super special about holding a nicely designed print piece (hey i am a graphic designer afterall) but what will you have to put away in a scrapbook or photo album for you kids to look at one day? There is just something so timeless about print…just think of the trip down memory lane you’ll have in 50 years!

While I can see the benefits of sending out digital invitations, to me, there is just no comparison to a printed piece. But, if you are really in a pickle, and can’t afford (or don’t have time) to traditionally print your wedding invitations, then go ahead and do them via email. My only requirement… make sure they would live up to the same quality standards you would hold a print piece up to… make sure it matches with your overall wedding theme/decor.

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