In all that wedding planning madness, many couples go through the dilemma- “Shall we go with a digital invite for the wedding or a traditional invite?”
As we are in the digital age and that has made us inclined towards the digital wedding evites in place of their classic, paper invitations with favours.
If you are also one of the couples battling between the two, it can be a little tough for you to get the answer. Here’s a little guide from us, where we have put together a list of wedding virtual invitations.
If you’re thinking of going the digital wedding invitation route. Then there are so many things that you need to do, so we’re hoping that this convenient guide can help you organize your mind if you start with wedding preparations.
Here are the pros of Digital Wedding Invitations…
A digital invite is a greener alternative compared to traditional wedding invites.
When we get the traditional invites designed and printed, it requires the envelope, the invite, and, often, insertions with the wedding’s other functions’ details as well as maps to the wedding venues. All of this means a lot of paper.
Though you can go for greener alternatives such as invites made with recycled paper but nothing is more eco-friendly than wedding evites.
It will help you save a lot of money
Both kinds of invites are designed in almost the same way. However, the printed one takes extra cost gets that is added to your wedding budget.
As we have mentioned before it includes so many things. An envelope, the invite, and, often, insertions with wedding’s other functions’ details, are just a few.
Also, if something goes wrong with them such as spelling or any missing detail. Then you may have to get them printed again which get really expensive for you.
No need to wait for the printed samples
There are so many cases while getting your invite’s sample or final invites get delayed that can further cause frustration for you. Such delays can also cause a delay in sending out the invites to the guests. While in the case of evites all you need to click on a button and send your invite to multiple guests at once!
No fear of invite being lost or damaged in the mail
There are so many instances in life that don’t happen as per plan. The same goes for the delivery of your invites to your distant relatives and friends via mail. You just can’t predict whether the invite would reach its destination safely. While if you go for something sent via email or WhatsApp, you do eliminate the risk of getting the invite lost or damaged via a courier company.
Now, let’s talk about the cons of Digital Wedding Invitations
When it comes to weddings, there are certain couples who want to stick to the traditional way of doing things and the same applies to sending invites. Everything is said and done, sometimes the more traditional way of doing things remains classic for a reason.
Paper invitations handed over to the guests is a timeless tradition and people enjoy tradition which may lack in the digital invites.
The Tangible Arrival of the Invitation
People usually go to their near and dear one’s place to hand over the invites during Indian Weddings! Trust us, there is nothing quite like the moment when you or your parents deliver the card yourself.
Giving something tangible with the names of you and your spouse-to-be, the location where you’ll marry, and the date that will soon become your anniversary is truly special. Plus, guests will also love this gesture of yours. Although the arrival of a digital invitation is exciting too, this feels really special to your guests.
The Keepsake Aspect of the Physical Invite
A physical invite can be kept as a keepsake, which is indeed one of the best parts of having it. Of course, you can get your evite printed too. However, the keepsake aspect of a traditional wedding invitation is a bit different.
Usually, couples get the envelope and the rest of the contents. Alongside the invite get framed as a sweet memory of their big day! No matter how you look at it, this isn’t exactly possible with digital wedding invitations.
Not all guests are available online
We totally understand, this is a little hard to believe as we are all living in the digital age! But think about your grandma or a great-great-uncle who are not that active on emails or WhatsApp. It is tough to nail down exactly how to send them your wedding invite.
There are certainly other ways around this. These include sending it to a nearby family member or conveying the information to them on the phone.
Though this isn’t a deal-breaker, it’s something to be concerned about if you are planning on moving forward with digital invites.
We hope this will help you make a decision.