7 Brilliant Reasons To Use Online Wedding Invitations


Without a doubt, digitalization has helped us incredibly. A long time ago, you would have to wait days for your letter or mail to get to the recipient and another number of days to get their reply, due to this you had to send the invitations months in advance. But now, you can send and receive messages in the blink of an eye. So, just as you communicate and send files digitally, who says you shouldn’t use online wedding invitations to send invitations for your wedding day?

In case you don’t already know, an online wedding invitation or digital invitation is simply any wedding invitation you send electronically to your wedding guests; whether it’s a destination wedding or a wedding locally, it becomes so easy with online invitations to invite your guests. It’s like sending a PDF file or ebook to someone through Facebook, email address, Hangouts, or WhatsApp. They download the file, and they have it. Easy-peasy!

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Your wedding invitation is the first part of your wedding that guests will interact with. But you no longer have to worry about printing hundreds of paper-based formal wedding invitations and can use simple wedding invitations created online. Online or E-wedding invitations save you a lot of worry and money for building the perfect wedding invitation with a beautiful design.

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Reasons to Consider Using Online Wedding Invitations

So, if you’re still unsure, here’s why you should use online paperless wedding invitations.

1. Online wedding invitations save cost

Do you know that the average cost of printing wedding cards is 5, with a guest count of 120?

That’s why you’re spending about $3.70 for each guest. But it’s far different with online wedding invitations because you only need to design one card and then, using unlimited mailings, send them to as many people as you desire. Your graphics designer may charge only $50 for one card. Again, it’s like forwarding an ebook to all your WhatsApp contacts. All you need is an Internet connection.

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2. Saves time

This is a no-brainer. You don’t have to wait for your designer to finish creating 150 save-the-dates before you start sending them out. Neither do you have to move from door to door, visit friends to give them the card, or go to the postal service.

All you do is pick up your phone and share the online wedding invitations on your Facebook timeline and as many places as you wish to, all in a split second.

An entirely hassle-free process.


3. RSVP-ing becomes super easy

People don’t always respond to printed invitations because of the stress of filling out the RSVP and mailing it back. With an online wedding invitations service, you can send your invitation along with your wedding website, where guests can quickly tick the box.


4. It’s eco-friendly

If you’re an eco-conscious couple, then you know what this means. No tree would have to go down to create your paper invitation cards. But that’s not all.

A paperless, online wedding invitation would avoid items that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Therefore, a paperless wedding invitation is an excellent way to bring sustainability into your wedding plan.


5. Eliminate a lot of headaches

If you’ve seen an online wedding checklist, you’d want to do all you can to avoid mailing printed wedding invitations.

  • You’d have to collect mailing addresses.
  • Verify these addresses
  • Order the printing
  • Reorder if there’s any slight mistake
  • Send an invitation to each address
  • Get and verify postage for each card
  • Mail the invitation

An E-wedding invitation eliminates all of that stress.


6. DIY like a pro

One of the benefits of online wedding invitations is that you can easily create custom wedding invitations with hundreds of minimalist wedding invitations using design templates, a range of styles, and options to suit your wedding style and build a personalized wedding invitation. A wide range of free and paid design apps like Canva allows even a novice to design like a pro.

Maybe you’re going for a vintage, floral, or rustic wedding invitation theme for your wedding. You can match this right into your elegant wedding invitation and website to create consistency without paying a graphic designer; if you have less experience, you can hire a talented designer from a freelancer platform such as freelancer.com.

Additionally, you can edit your design whenever you wish without starting afresh.


7. Have all your designs in one place

Online wedding invite suites allow you to create your wedding invites, save the dates, create a wedding website, and make thank-you cards as part of the entire suite.

What to include in your online wedding invitation suite

Have you finally decided an e-wedding invitation is the right choice for you?

Now’s the time to start designing!

Pro tip: your online invitation is like a printed card, save that it’s only a soft copy.

So, where is the essential stationery to include in your wedding invitation suite?

· Save-the-date cards

As the name suggests, save-the-dates will tell your guests what date you’ve set out for your wedding so they can keep it in mind and add it to their schedule. It’s a simple design with your pre-wedding photo, names, and date.

You’ll send out save-the-dates before any other card, probably six months before the wedding date.

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The actual wedding invitation design will contain more information than a save-the-date. It should contain your name, requesting the presence of the guest, wedding, date, and venue.

You can also state the tone, color, or dress code set out for that day. If you like, you can send your online wedding invitation alongside a map giving directions to the location and hotels nearby.

This may go out about three months before the wedding.

· RSVP cards

Your Online RSVP card is for the guest to fill out whether they accept or decline the invitation. So it would be best to leave blanks for them to write out their names, whether they’re coming with someone or declining.

· Reception card

Wedding Reception cards are not always necessary, as you may choose to indicate your wedding venue reception alongside the invitation. But if the reception will take place at a later time or date, you may decide to have a separate card. It can also include menu details so guests know what to expect.

Still, it’s your opinion whether to design a separate reception card.

· Wedding Program

The wedding program shows the order of events. It details the bridal party, groomsmen, song title, es and the order in which they’ll be sung. It often ends with a thank you note.


Again, your online wedding invitation suite makes life much easier by having all your wedding cards and information in one place. Your guests can log in to your wedding website, tick their RSVP “yes” or “no,” and you can breathe easier knowing a rough estimate of how many people are coming to your wedding.

Websites to custom design your E-wedding invitation

The following design websites will make designing and sending your online wedding invitation a seamless process from start to finish

  • Greenvelope
  • Evite
  • Canva
  • Paperless Post
  • Bottom Line

An online wedding invitation is a new-age solution for a faster, cheaper, and easier approach to wedding planning. Opting for e-wedding invitations will indeed minimize so many headaches and costs.

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Aaron Smith
Hi, my name is Aaron! I’m glad to be the founder of Wedistry, a collection of tools and tips to prepare couples for their wedding day. I am currently the manager of the Wedistry Blog and Wedistry for Wedding Parties on the App Store. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find this content helpful during your wedding planning process.

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