Staying organised during the wedding planning process isn’t always easy. While there are many tasks on your to-do list that you can combat at a later date – designing, purchasing, and sending your wedding invitations isn’t one of them.
Your wedding invitations need to be ordered and sent out at least three to six months before your wedding date. Any later and you risk no-show guests and other setbacks that you just shouldn’t have to deal with.
The world web wide offers tons of inspiration for budget-friendly, easy to order wedding invitations, but are you using the latest technology to your advantage? With the rise of the wedding website comes another electronic wedding must – the e-invite.
E-invites or digital invitations are great choices for a long list of reasons, here are just a few benefits of going electronic with your wedding invitations.
Staying on budget is a reality when planning most weddings, but with wedding e-invites, you can have the invitations you’ve always wanted at a fraction of the price, or even for free!
Whilst wedding invitations seem a small part of your wedding day, they can eat up a good chunk of your wedding budget.
With paper invites, you could pay as much as £200 for budget invitations or more than £500 for a bespoke wedding invitation design service and a set of completely personalised wedding invitations.
Cutting out the paper and the middle man, designing your own online and sending them electronically is an easy way to save a small fortune.
They’re great for the planet
Who needs more paper waste? Help the planet and your purse strings by going paperless with your wedding invitations.
Even in this small way, forgoing paper can have a hugely positive impact on the environment. We’ll let Tired Earth explain more:
“To make a difference for the planet and the climate—and to save a lot of money too—reducing your ‘paper footprint’ is the only way to go.
By using less paper, you can reduce your impact on forests, cut energy use and climate change emissions, limit water, air, and other pollution and produce less waste.
Reducing your demand for paper will also help lessen the social impacts and human rights abuses linked to paper production.”
They’re easier to organise
Paper wedding invitations require a hell of a lot of prep. Whilst you’re certain to have your loved ones’ phone numbers and email addresses to hand, you’re less likely to know their full addresses and postcodes off the top of your head.
By choosing online invitations, you don’t have to deal with the hassle or the headache of collecting and verifying home addresses, ordering the wedding invitations, addressing all the envelopes, paying for postage, and mailing each invite.
You simply enter your list of email addresses, design your invite and hit send – it’s that simple!
RSVPs are also easier to collect and organise. You don’t have to bother with self-addressed envelopes either. Your guests can simply reply with the necessary information at the touch of a button.
There’s more choice than you think
Many great e-invite websites provide thousands of stunning wedding invitation templates for marrying couples. Here are our favourites:
You can also browse Etsy for various customisable wedding invitation designs that can be sent via email.
If you’d still prefer to go traditional with your wedding invitations, take a look at our DIY wedding invitation inspiration for advice on how to create beautiful invites and stay on budget.