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  • Writer's pictureAlyssa Napier

Are Wedding Invitations Necessary?

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Hey, let's get real for a moment — are wedding invitations truly worth all the fuss? As a wedding stationery designer, you might think I'm about to go into full-on defense mode, but hey, I've got a confession to make — I've asked myself the same question!

I mean, think about it: meticulously crafting these stunning pieces of art, only to watch them land in the recycling bin after the big day. It's enough to make you question the entire wedding invitation tradition, right? But hold your horses! Before you crumple up that guest list and head for the digital-only route, let's take a closer look.

Together, we're about to embark on an eye-opening journey to uncover the real magic behind those seemingly fleeting bits of paper. We'll dive deep into the heart of why wedding invitations are so much more than mere pieces of cardstock. So, if you're curious to find out whether these little beauties are truly worth their weight in gold, keep reading — you're in for a wild ride!

It Depends

Ok, hear us out. Overall, we think wedding invitations are essential for giving your guests all of your wedding information, leaving a great first impression for your wedding, and giving you and your guests a keepsake to treasure forever (at least for the people that do keep them). If you're really set on not investing too much of your wedding budget in invitations, here's a way to work around them.

Send Digital Invitations

Your guests need some form of invitation to know about your wedding. If you're not sending them a Facebook invite and want to send more than a plain text, consider an evite. Go an extra step and find a template for an evite you like and personalize it to make it yours. Just remember that not everyone on your guest list is tech savvy! In addition to sending a digital invitation, you could also...

Make a Wedding Website

Rather than cluttering your invitations with all of the necessary details (like where to park for the reception and hotel accommodations), put these extra details on your wedding website. If you don't want to receive hundreds of phone calls or emails, consider using your website for RSVP's. Add your wedding website to your digital invites so guests can RSVP there.

Forget Save the Dates

A great way to cut costs is to forget save the dates and only send physical invitations to the wedding! If you still want to send save the dates, try sending digital save the dates. We have some great digital save the dates in our template shop!

What are your thoughts on wedding invitations? Must-have or not-so-much? Let's chat in the comments!

*A portion of this blog content was generated with the assistance of artificial intelligence*

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