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E-invites are gaining in popularity.
No more snail mail, it is eco-friendly and very affordable.
We spent an afternoon with a web designer, Rudolf van Rooyen from Ginger K and explored the pros and cons of sending wedding invitations electronically.
Planning a wedding is difficult. If you want to save time collecting addresses and writing out envelopes, not to mentioning keeping track of RSVPs you should consider sending your invitation electronically.
“There’s something about a personalized invitation that ups the game of any event. Some of our clients are still firm believers in the etiquette of thoughtful handwritten invitations, but with technology on your side everything is the click of a button away,” Rudolf said.
We agree with Rudolf that sending something by post does not guarantee that it will be delivered to the right mailbox. It might also take time to reach the guest.
Rudolf is excited about the e-invite concept and over a cup of Cappuccino took us through a typical online wedding invitation.
There is ample place for photos, the space is unlimited. He suggests that the couple include numbers and web pages of guesthouses and hotels in the area of their venue to make it easier for guests to book accommodation.
Another nice to have is a gift registry which gives guests an option of what the couple needs in their new home. The couple can also opt to have a bank account for guests who want to bless the couple with some cash that will come in handy on the honeymoon.
“E-invites are cost-effective, it is convenient, the invites have a built in RSVP function to keep track of who is coming and guests can upload those hilarious photos the wedding photographer missed. There is also a link to a Facebook photo album or other online picture gallery so that guests can share the memories of your special day.”
You can set automatic reminders to be sent to guests to RSVP.
Updating the e-invite is a breeze. If the time or place changes, informing every guest is just a few clicks away.
“E-invites don’t have to be a generic field of plain text and buttons. We spend time with the couple and tailor-make their e-invite. Our design team can add anything the couple wishes to the invitation in a few minutes,” Rudolf said.
Details: 013 653 6363.