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Invitations: Facebook & Email

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Since the invention of the internet and facebook, invitations have become a little trickier for several reasons.

When creating invitations a common questions is do I have to include a RSVP card, can’t they just reply by email or online? A RSVP card is recommended as it can be a little crowded on the invitation once you put all the information required on the invite. As for where to RSVP you can have an email or website but you also have to remember who your guests are. The Silent & Baby Boom (1920-1960) generations are use to receiving RSVP cards and may not be so good on the computer. So the best option would be to either include returnable RSVPs in the invites going to those who are older (also include the email/website option so they aren’t left out of the loop), or include a phone number plus the email/website address.

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I would not recommend emailing or ‘facebooking’ an invite as it is regarded as tacky. The world is becoming more and more paperless, but an electronic invitations seems less personal. If you are looking to be more environmentally friendly by emailing – try something like soy ink or recycled paper and don’t include a RSVP card instead.

Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
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Elizabeth - March 26, 2010 - 1:18 pm

I disagree…we did a combo and emailed out a pdf of our invitations to people on our list that were in the under 35 crowd, and mailed out the rest to the older generation. We had an RSVP email address as well as phone number and everyone thought it was a great idea. No hassles on the replies and people just throw out the invite after anyways…it worked out great for us.

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