Electronic Invitations

One of the newer trends is using e-invites instead of a formal, mailed invitation.  First, do not panic!  These are very easy to use and usually only require a few clicks of the mouse to let the host know whether you are planning on attending or not. These invitations are usually received via an email with a link.  Just click on the link to view the invitation and respond with an “attending” or “not attending.”  There is probably an area to post comments so feel free to ask questions there.  You might not be the only one with that question.

It is very easy to send out invitations as well.  There are many different sites that offer fill-in-the-blank cards that format automatically.  A popular site is evite.com.  This free site has some very nice looking invitations, although you will have to create an account to send out an invitation.  First you need to select your card.  Some of them have titles that cannot be changed, but usually you can add a title yourself.  Then it is a matter of going through each of the fields below the preview card and filling in information.  Next you will need to add the emails of people you are inviting.  This can easily be done by coping and pasting email addresses from a list or contact file.  With just a few more clicks, you are on your way to having a party!

Don’t be afraid to call you favorite techy to watch over your shoulder.  They probably won’t mind, especially if you give them chocolate!


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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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One Response to “Electronic Invitations”

  1. Dave Says:

    This is what we did for our upcoming wedding. We did a save the date over email, and then followed up with paper invites in the mail. It helped get info in to the hands of our guests early, and also gave them a chance to rsvp immediately.