I don't want to seem cheap if I do online save the dates and invites but I just feel like I could put this expense towards something else.. I personally keep invites/std cards but they just get stored away in a box somewhere....
I see your point and you're right about online invitations and Save the Date idea. They do get thrown out once the wedding is done. I have seen it done from my cousins too as to saving the cost in a whole lot.
I think online save the dates are fine and online RSVP's work for some guests too. I personally prefer a mail out invitation. I feel with a paper invitation, it goes on the fridge and it's a gentle reminder that they have an event coming up and must RSVP. It's possible that an online invite could get lost in spam folders, get forgotten about in the mass daily emails that people receive.
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We did. We emailed them back with some wedding details that wasn't included in the invitation. For those that rsvp No, we only had a couple, we just replied telling them thanks and they will be missed
Completely fine - I've gotten both the save the date and wedding invitation online and don't mind at all! I will say that the less tech savvy people as well as the older generation would probably prefer paper though. With that being said, you shouldn't have a problem with putting the RSVP set to call or email you their reply instead of them sending a card back to you!
We did mail out, because I'm the kind of person that will keep them. So it was fitting for us to mail them, but since I didn't want to waste too much paper we opted to do RSVP online. We also had a few older guests that definitely wouldn't have known what to do with online invites since they didn't even know how to send their RSVP email lol However another option is doing mail out for the older guests and online for the rest, we considered that but ended up just sticking with all mail out.
I agree with Allison - I think online will work for the save the dates and maybe for the older or less tech savvy folks - you could mail them one.
I did a drawing for our save the date and then we emailed the image of it out. They were very well received! We also had a little note with it requesting mailing address so it worked very smoothly when it was time for the paper invites.
Also vistaprint was so inexpensive for our invites and arrived within 1 week. We're very happy we were able to save money on these aspects and no one seemed to consider it being cheap or tacky.