Q&A: Invitations: Can We Have Online Invites?

by The Knot

We are planning a small wedding at a restaurant and it will be pretty casual. I was thinking we could do a nice online invitation, but my mother insists that that is just plain tacky. Who's right?


We've got to go with Mom on this one. As much as we love the idea for bachelorette parties and other casual affairs, we recommend you use good old-fashioned paper for this one. Especially with this e-communicating world, paper invitations are simply more special. You want to elicit emotion about your wedding, so a sense of touch is important. Formal invites with tissues and multiple envelopes are not necessary. A simple card stock with laser printing can suffice. That said, the Internet is still a great way to reinforce information that you send your guests (such as driving directions or hotel specifics) via your wedding website or an emailed newsletter.

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