It can be a real challenge, in this age of too many choices, to decide what type of wedding invitation to send out to your guests. There are online services that send out digital invitations (still lovely to look at, though impossible to hold), Facebook event invitations, casual text message invitations, or even calendar invitations via Google Calendar.
As someone who loves anything and everything to do with paper and print, the choice was easy for me to make when I was planning my wedding. The process of having a design put together by a graphic designer, working with a printer to choose paper stock, and going through a couple of sample prints before giving my approval was a real joy for me. Although sending out the invitations was a bit of a logistical struggle, it was nothing I personally wasn’t willing to go through. I also supplemented my invitation with a Facebook event (created well in advance, this also served as our “save the date”), just so I could ensure our guests were regularly reminded of the details.
Still, not every bride will be the same, of course, and not every set of guests will have the same needs. The default response to this dilemma of what kind of wedding invitation to employ is usually connected with the age of your guests (i.e. Titos and Titas receive print, while young guests don’t mind a casual digital invite), but in reality the approach is best treated with a little more nuance than that. With information coming at us from every direction and in so many different modes these days, how do we make sure we are heard?
Let’s take a look at the different types of invitations, the pros and cons of each, and who they’ll likely work best with:
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