There's something special about receiving a beautiful paper wedding invitation in the mail announcing a friend's upcoming wedding. The feel of the crisp white paper between your fingers. The smell of fresh ink on an elegant card tied with a bow. It makes the wedding stand out from all other events, and the guests feel special.
Do people still do paper wedding invitations?
Yes! Paper wedding invitations aren't going anywhere, even with digital e-vites and Facebook events pervading all other areas.
Explore seven reasons why paper is still the best option for your wedding invitations.
- Printed invitations are more immersive and memorable than digital invitations.
- Distinguish your significant milestone with a printed event that stands out in the digital age.
- Printed invitations give you more control over the appearance and ensure the invites arrive where they're supposed to.
1. Create a Memorable Invitation
Print wedding invitations are more memorable than digital invitations. Multiple studies showed that people remember what they see printed more than what they see on digital mediums–and you want your guests to remember your big day! Because a paper invitation is more immersive, which deepens the guest's attention when they glance over the invite.
Not only do they remember the information, but they can also recall all the details you put into your card. Your guests are more likely to notice the font you spent an hour choosing and the tiny embellishments you carefully selected because they perfectly match your wedding theme. That much of a time investment deserves to be recognized and praised. Only print will do it justice.
2. Distinguish the Occasion
In a world of digital invites, be the event that still sends out paper invites. It distinguishes your wedding as an occasion worth noting. Facebook invites are fine for your cousin's Halloween party, and e-vites are a fantastic option for your niece's first birthday.
However, your wedding is a significant milestone in your life and worth celebrating with more pomp and circumstance. A paper invitation tells your guests, "Hey, take note. This event is special!" You encourage a greater response when you distinguish your wedding through paper invites. For instance, your guests will be more likely to submit an RSVP and respect the start times because you showed them your event is more formal and warrants a formal response.
3. Involve More of the Senses
The five senses are powerful and directly connect to emotions. That's why a scented candle can take you back to spring break at the beach, or a song reminds you of someone you hadn't thought about in years.
While digital invitations only involve the sense of sight, a paper invite pulls in more senses, which also means more emotions. That's what makes print mail more personal than digital mail and has a greater impact on the reader.
You have the soft texture of a blue silk ribbon against the thick paper and the sound of a letter opener gliding down an envelope coupled with the rustle of paper sliding out into the reader's palm. These sights and sounds evoke an emotional response that no digital invite could replicate.
4. Control How Your Invitation Appears
We've all been there. You pull up a website on your phone and suddenly see a giant image of someone's ear taking up your entire phone screen. Yikes! You quickly exit that page because you don't want to deal with that clunky website only made for computer viewing.
Distorted images and awkward formatting between digital devices are just some of the many challenges with online invitations.
Colors also look different on each device. One guest with the latest iPhone might see crisp, bright purple on your invite, while another guest still holding onto a smartphone from the age of dinosaurs that they insist still works see a brown sludge color.
You invested significant time and money into designing the perfect invites that represent the most important day of your life. A paper invite allows you to share that stunning purple design with others exactly how you intended it to look.
5. Provide a Keepsake
Your photographer and videographer are there to capture every moment of your big day, from grandma tearing up the dance floor to the tiny engravings on your wedding rings. Of course, your invitations are also a key part of your wedding.
Do you need paper wedding invitations?
Absolutely! Paper invitations open a world of possibilities for photographs commemorating the occasion. Where else will you have a summary of the big day, including your names, location, times, and theme? It's the perfect intro to any photo album. In addition to photographs, you can also keep a copy for your scrapbook.
Your guests also appreciate the keepsake. For example, parents and siblings might want to make scrapbooks, while other guests might keep them leading up to the big day to hang on their fridges, so they don't forget to attend.
6. Reliably Contact Your Guests
"Did you look in the spam folder?"
That's not the response you want to give guests asking about your wedding invite. Dealing with digital invites also means working with typos and tech issues that can cause your invitation to disappear into that endless void of the digital world.
You also have the added challenge of helping guests, whose first language isn't technology, figure out how to access and read your invite.
Paper invitations are more reliable. You have a greater chance of your invitation arriving at its destination. If it doesn't, it will return to you. You also won't have to deal with technology flukes that might prevent it from opening or displaying the information.
7. Keep Your Wedding Classy
Lastly, paper wedding invitations are timeless.
Are physical wedding invitations necessary? Yes, if you want to preserve the traditional feel and look of a wedding.
No matter what new advances come in technology, nothing replaces the look and feel of a traditional wedding invitation inside an embossed envelope closed with a stunning wax seal.
A luxurious wedding invitation sets the mood of the entire event.
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