Cindy
Frequent user May 2021 Alberta

Opinions on Evites- second wedding date

Cindy, on March 4, 2021 at 10:49 Posted in Before the wedding 0 11
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Hello all you wonderful people. I am looking for opinions on sending out Evites instead of having paper invitations printed again. Here is the scoop.

We had to postpone our wedding from last July to May of this year. Last year we made paper invites however we did not send them out as we chose to postpone in April. This year we have no idea what our wedding will look like and won't have a final decision until April, 1 month before the wedding date. We have been communicating to our originally invited guests mostly by email and our website so they know what we are dealing with in planning and that the final decision will be last minute.

My question is, do we have invitations printed again or just send out Evites? This will really just to officially let the guests know they can celebrate with us. (Anyone we may have to cut from the original list, we will call personally) My fiancé thinks we should just send Evites or a text saying "Congrats, you made the cut" LOL. He is so helpful. Smiley winking

Thanks in advance

Cindy

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Latest activity by Cindy, on March 16, 2021 at 13:08
  • Cindy
    Frequent user May 2021 Alberta
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    Great advice, thank you. Sometimes I think we all get so caught up in what other people want and forget about ourselves.

    I love the idea of a keepsake.

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  • Julie
    Beginner July 2021 Alberta
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    So we actually sent out save the dates to our wedding in nov. Of last year but now we found out was a horrible decision because of covid we had to change our venue .... (Now getting married at home ) we wish we would of held off but honestly I got to the point that everyone who got a save the date though the mail got a Facebook message from me apologizing and informing them of the venue change ... Everyone toke it really well that they just recieved a Facebook message I did however call and personally told all our close family.... It's covid every single woman who has gotten married over the hundreds of years gets how stressful wedding planning can be the last thing you should worry about is mailing out invites honestly everyone understands through these covid times that being a bride and planning a wedding is hard!!!! Do whatever is going to be less stressful to you!!! On the sentimental part we actually got a package through our photographer it's called the grandparent package it's a little book with places to put momentous and pictures from the wedding inside then you just gift it to them after we have one grandparent still left alive that won't make it to the wedding so we are mailing her one for her keepsake chest ... It's an idea and definitely something you could make yourself
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  • J
    Newbie October 2021 Ontario
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    My daughter had picked out invitations with a Hamilton design as she is a huge Hamilton fan.
    We have since changed our minds and decided to do e-vites. It’s cheaper, keeps things organized in one place and there is an option (extra charge) where guest can download any photos they took and my daughter can print the ones she wants.
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  • Cindy
    Frequent user May 2021 Alberta
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    Thank you so much for this Stacey. Evites definitely seem like the more logical thing to do especially with all the uncertainty. I do like the idea of editing the original paper invites for anyone who wants them.

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  • Stacey
    Curious July 2021 Ontario
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    We did E-save the dates followed by paper invitations for our original date - mostly because I love stationary, and had fun designing them! For our second date, I will be doing E-vites because (1) it's cheaper in terms of printing and mailing costs, (2) it seems like a waste to reprint the same invites (which our guests already received) with a new date, and (3) it's so difficult to know until last minute who you are actually able to invite given COVID restrictions. It's also easy to keep track of who actually received them if you use a service that has read receipts, and you can easily include a link to your website for up to date information. For keepsakes, I will edit our original invites and print a handful for ourselves and photographer.

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  • Cindy
    Frequent user May 2021 Alberta
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    Thank you so much Hank. We did our first and second save the dates by email too so it really makes more sense to keep the trend going.
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    I'm team digital. Even pre-pandemic, we had no intention of sending paper invites. I collected everyone's emails before hand and was ready to send Save the Dates electronically until covid happened. Evites also allow for gentle reoccurring reminders to RSVP without you having to call each person and be pushy. They also cost next to nothing.

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  • Cindy
    Frequent user May 2021 Alberta
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    Thank you so much.

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  • Christiana
    Super November 2020 British Columbia
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    I think evites are totally fine, especially since you're already communicating with all of your guests via email. It will save you a bunch of money and it's more convenient.

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  • Cindy
    Frequent user May 2021 Alberta
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    Yes humor is needed so the tears stay away. That is why we work so well together, he always finds the humor when I need it.

    Unfortunately no grandparents on either side. I think the most sentimental person would be my mom as I am her oldest child and the last to be married. In that case she could have the first invitation and I will cross out the date to write on the new one. BAHAHA. She will enjoy that one as I am also her most smart assed child. LOL.

    Thank you so much.

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
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    I'm a sucker for getting mail that isn't bills, so I'm usually team paper. But I do like your fiances idea! It would be nice to add a little humor into an otherwise crummy situation.


    It also sounds like these guests are now used to communicating with you guys digitally, so you might as well stick with that method since you know it works. Do you have a lot of sentimental family that might want a printed copy (grandmothers apparently love paper invites for the fridges)? If so maybe print a small batch for keepsakes for them and for yourselves.
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