Do I Need Wedding Invitations?

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post, it might be because you’ve been wondering about wedding stationery. Do you actually need wedding invitations or will a digital invite work? The answer to this question can be controversial, but we will always be a loud and resounding YES. Here’s why.

Wedding Invitations

Whether you like it or not, an invitation is the first line of communication your guests will receive from you. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a wedding, a shower, or a birthday party. Guests will expect an invitation for a few reasons. First and foremost, this is your chance to relay all the important information about your event in one concise delivery. The whos, wheres, and whats can all be answered in an invitation suite. Any other answers to questions guests may have, can be easily answered on a wedding website. Wedding websites can be shared with guests by you guessed it, your wedding invite! With proper planning and wording, your invitation suite can act as a one stop resource for all your guests’ questions.

Secondly, your invitation sets the tone of the event. It doesn’t matter what type of wedding your hosting, whether it be casual or luxurious, a physical invitation gives guests an idea on what to expect. Not only will it take answering questions off your plate, but will help guests prepare for the day as well. No one likes going into an event and having no idea what’s going on. If you do, props to you! But we’re pretty confident most guests will appreciate any information for such a celebration.

Digital Invitations

A digital invitation works well for a variety of occasions like birthday parties, corporate events, showers, and happy hours! They can also be useful if you’re in a time crunch. However, a wedding is vastly different than a typical event. It’s a monumental event in your life and should be treated as such. Why downplay the occasion with a digital invite?

Our biggest concern with digital invitations is that technology is not always reliable. With digital invitations you will either need to prepare a mass email, which involves getting all guest email addresses, or find another solution. Now days, there are plenty of digital template sites but you can’t predict how emails will register your invitation. A common issues couples run into who opt for digital invitations is oftentimes the invite will go to spam! The last thing you’ll want to do is track down every single guest to remind them to check their spam folder if they have yet to receive your invitation. All of that can be avoided by sending a physical one instead! Plus your guests will feel honored to be cordially invited to your special day.

At the end of the day, engaged couples should pick what works best for them. If a digital invitation is that, we understand. If you feel that a physical invitation is best, we support you too! The most important thing to us as a stationery studio is that your guests receive your invitation, however it may be. Our goal is to also create invitations that honor not only your love story, but you as individuals! If that sounds like something you’re interested in, we urge you to reach out to us to chat about our custom wedding invitation options. We’d love to make your paper dreams come true!

Hi, I'm Addie

Artfully Overjoyed is a custom invitation and design studio located in Saint Louis, Missouri. We specialize in crafting bespoke invitations for authentic moments, believing that thoughtful stationery should honor your journey.

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