Fact: Save-The-Date websites have become quite popular these days. The majority of wedding websites have their own special list of themes for you to choose from. Any where between traditional, classic floral layouts to steam punk themes with skulls cascading down the page. These sites are usually free for the most basic and somewhere upwards of $30 for a more sophisticated site with customized options.
With the help of sites like the Green Bride Guide, you now have a great alternative to fixing your guest invitation woes. Their team of partners and freelance designers have collaborated on a bunch of fantastic wedding websites that work in combination with your RSVP cards. Or menus. Or detailed directions.
For instance, instead of sending invitations and RSVPs in the mail, send your guests a link to an invite and have your guests reply to the RSVP. Follow up by sending out matching theme menus/reception details as a way to say, “Hey! I received your RSVP and I’m glad you’re coming! Here are some details.” That way, you can correspond with those who are attending your wedding day and are able determine how many detail cards need to be mailed out without breaking the bank. Bonus: It adds a little more depth to their special invitation!
Upside to creating this unique combination of a wedding website and a follow-up RSVP: YES –
1. Save on Postage. What’s a stamp these days? $0.45? Cut down the cost of mailing out more info than you need to.
2. Save Trees. And just in case you want to send out a little something, the Green Bride Guide partners use recycled materials for their matching invites (remember they don’t have to be invite cards you send in the mail.) For those who RSVP YES, you can send a detailed menu list, extra details, etc.
3. Save your Tongue. Who really wants to sit there and lick 100 envelopes two to three times over? Alright, maybe that’s a tad extreme. I mean, who really uses their tongue these days?! Please don’t tell me you do!
4. Save Money. Now you can use that money for other areas of your wedding day where you would like to splurge.
5. Add a little extra uniqueness to your wedding details.
Highlight to a wedding website:
All the information is in one spot! If you have a lot to say, you have all the room you could possibly need to write it all out instead of just a few words on a 4×6 card. You can add a story of how you met your significant other, put pictures of those who are in your wedding party along with bios so your guests have an idea of your history with each individual, and include images from your engagement session so your family and friends get to see all the gorgeous photos of you two together.
Click here for some great wedding website tips from the Green Bride Guide.