Traditionally, couples have tended to shy away from sending electronic wedding invites based on the notion that it lacks the personal touch. Some even say it’s poor manners.
For us, unless it looks really good, we say don’t bother with paper invites, as most of them go into the waste bin anyway.
These days, everyone is connected to the Internet regardless of age. And just about everyone is connected via some form of social media. If your guests are tech savvy people, then why not go the paperless route? You get to save a couple of trees in the process.
Of course, if you’re inviting a lot of your parents’ friends, then you should have printed invitations for formality’s sake. But for everyone else, here are some apps that will come in really handy for smaller receptions – save the date, bachelorette party, reminders, or just simple Thank You notes for your helpers after the big day.
Paperless Post is an online stationery site that allows users to send personalised cards, invitations and announcements. There are thousands of templates for you to choose from, and various personalisation options like upload image and logo, envelopes, envelope liners, stamps and postmarks. Upon signing up for a Paperless Account, you will get 30 coins. For additional coins, prices start at USD5.00 for 25 coins. Paperless Post is also available on iTunes.
Evite has been the market leader in online invitations since 1998. They have quite a few good designs all for free. Definitely a good place to start sending e-invites. It has since launched its premium online invitations service called Evite Postmark, which offers higher quality stylish designs, customisable designs in a user-friendly environment, and an advertising-free interface.
Red Stamp has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show and many more. One of the most versatile e-card services in the market, it allows you to send your cards via email, mobile phone message, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The best part is that it’s free, although there are also premium e-cards that can be purchased through the app.
Pingg is an online invitation and event-planning resource where you can create and send custom invitations via mail, email and social networks. Users are also able to track and manage RSVPs via the same platform.
An all-in-one wedding app that you can use from your engagement right up to your wedding day. Once the couple has created their app, they can share it with their guests. Appy Couple will allow the couple to send invites, manage their RSVPs, and send updates to their guests. The best part is guests can also upload photos to the app, which allows them to participate in the couple’s wedding.