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Wedding Invitations: the pros and cons of going paperless

Is it decision time for how you want to send out your save the dates or wedding invitations?

Paperless post and wedding websites are becoming increasingly popular for modern couples planning a wedding.

Of course, with every decision there are pros and cons.

So, if you’re considering paperless and digital invites, let’s take a look at the pros and cons together.

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Image via Maddie Sullivan Photo


  • Saving Money
    • It goes without saying that the first and probably most important pro of going paperless for wedding invitations is the hefty savings that can be made.
    • The cost of paper invites, especially wedding suites that are hand-crafted with calligraphy can start to add up pretty quickly.
  • Admin
    • If you’re planning from abroad or just cant with the paper admin coming through the letter box, using a paperless invitation service or wedding website could be a great option.
    • It is also a lot easier to get your guests email addresses rather than gather current home addresses.
  • Easy to Manage
    • With all the guest listing, invitations and RSVPs all in one place, the wedding invite admin is pretty straightforward.
    • Going online is also really handy for managing and notifying guests of last minute changes or venue updates etc.
  • Additional Information
    • Wedding websites allow for you to share additional information with your guests such as accommodation suggestions and a schedule of the day
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint
    • Websites and e-vites are also perfect for eco-conscious couples.


  • Online Admin
    • Wedding websites don’t necessarily require a lot of complicated admin, but if you’re completely unable to deal with tech this might be a little stressful.
  • Mismatched Vibes
    • E-vites or wedding websites might not match the theme of your day, particularly if you choose the free option rather than paying for an upgraded package.
  • Older Generations
    • Doing everything online might be a little difficult for older relatives or grandparents, so this is definitely something to keep in mind when deciding between physical or online invites.

Lead Image via The Knot

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