Why You Should Think Twice About Paperless Wedding Invitations
Paperia | May 2016
Some people have opted to use online vendors as a way of emailing invitations to parties, gatherings, and special occasions. Others have gone as far as using these e-services to issue their wedding invitations.
Here are some very important factors to consider before choosing this option for your wedding.
Weddings are widely observed to be incredibly significant, momentous occasions. The decision to embark on a life-long union can be undermined by the use of e-mail invitations. Email, by it’s very nature, suggests convenience, ease, and disposability.
Tone and Formality
Issuing e-mail invitations can easily confuse guests about the tone and formality of the affair. When the invitation is an actual item, guests can use several cues to learn how to dress and what to expect at the celebration. Some guests may feel that an e-mail invite, no matter how opulent a design and how fancy the font, is simply more casual. This can lead to casual attire and tardy arrivals.
Email invitations can not be addressed in the same way as standard invitations; therefore, indicating exactly which members from a given family are invited to the celebration is a complicated task. Confusion on the part of your guests may lead to awkward feelings or uninvited guests arriving at the wedding.
Parents and elder relatives may frown upon email invitations as a blatant break with tradition. Some may feel that the couple is not paying the occasion the respect that it deserves and others may have a hard time reading or navigating the event details online.
Worse than any of the previous concerns, what if the message is never even received?! There is no way to guarantee that your message will bypass every guest’s spam filters or phishing software.
It’s important to consider the potential drawbacks of an email wedding invitations and how this decision could impact your most special day.