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#2205614 - 02/11/19 04:13 PM Wedding Shower
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Does anyone know of a good way to send wedding shower invitations electronically rather than paper invitations snail mailed? A website or an ap?

I have never had to do this so I am ignorant.

Or is it still best and more socially acceptable to snail mail invites?
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#2205617 - 02/11/19 04:20 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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It depends on your audience, I think. Older folks typically want mail...younger ones typically expect electronic delivery. I've only seen it done through FB events.
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#2205621 - 02/11/19 04:53 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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I have already been on FB and then dumped it.
People tell me why did you not come to this event or that event and I am like you never invited me and they are like I sent your an invite on FB and I say I do not log into that any more.
Guess I am not worth a real invite.
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#2205625 - 02/11/19 05:01 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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I agree with Joker. It depends on your general audience. Anyone under the age of 30 usually prefers electronic delivery of an invite. If you are the one planning and keeping up with RSVPs, you can stay on top of anyone who doesn't respond, people like Wolfy smile

We used The Knot wedding website last year for our wedding RSVPs last year free of charge. Not sure if there is a similar product/tool for showers. If not, Facebook is more than reasonable. Anyone who is not on Facebook or doesn't RSVP can be called. The days of mail are all but gone. The only things I get in the mail anymore are actual wedding invites and those responses are all expected to be submitted/RSVP'ed electronically.

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#2205663 - 02/11/19 06:39 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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invitations should always be sent by mail...because it is the right thing to do.
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#2205664 - 02/11/19 06:41 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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FWIW, I agree with Happy. If someone wants my attendance, they're best of mailing me something versus a FB invite or an e-mail that requires me to remember it and reply electronically.

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#2205672 - 02/11/19 07:25 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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I agree with both of the above.
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#2205676 - 02/11/19 07:31 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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I can see postal mailed invitations for the wedding, but for the shower - that's pretty much just a party. I used evite.com for the last party I hosted which was a Christmas party for a group at church. It worked very well. Good luck.
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#2205733 - 02/11/19 10:47 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. ANYONE my daughter might invite will be quite in tune with a Facebook or other electronic invitation. I don't think she has any friends who aren't facebookers.
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#2205815 - 02/12/19 05:19 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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swiggles, I hear ya. My own opinion, I get FB invites all of the time, daily, for various things. I look quick and most of the time forget to go look again. Then FB will give that annoying red circle telling me not to forget to respond. And I forget again. I just think something like a shower, should be mailed. Just my two cents.

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#2205816 - 02/12/19 05:20 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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I plan my kids birthday party that way, but I would never a wedding/baby shower.

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#2205820 - 02/12/19 05:23 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Guess I will leave it up to my daughter. They are her friends. I might send paper invites to my friends who know my daughter since these would be "older" folks. LOL
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#2205822 - 02/12/19 05:29 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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....just because I like to tell....so read if you want to......

My daughter is 35 and had a liver transplant about this time last year....cirrhosis due to alcoholism. She is now healthy, sober, happy and testifying on social media to all who will read..... about the dangers of alcoholism, and giving glory to God that a liver became available just as she was at death's door. She, through a transplant intermediary, has connected with the family of the person whose gift of life is inside her body...a person who died tragically. Then God sent.....I am telling you!.....the perfect man, through happenstance. She has had a history of picking the wrong guys and not being able to maintain a relationship. Now....a match made in Heaven....no doubt about it. I am beyond overjoyed.
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#2205830 - 02/12/19 05:54 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Swiggles, so happy for you and your daughter. I am sure it is very exciting to have good news and happiness surround you and your family after such sad and difficult times.

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#2205838 - 02/12/19 06:28 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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That's fantastic.
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#2205843 - 02/12/19 06:37 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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that is awesome swiggs...i will watch my mailbox daily for my shower invite!
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#2205865 - 02/12/19 08:04 PM Re: Wedding Shower HappyGilmore
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that is awesome swiggs...i will watch my mailbox daily for my shower invite!


Oh....I wish. Based on posts that you write, I think we would have an awesome time...........just worried about what sort of wedding gift you might come up with for my daughter.
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#2205867 - 02/12/19 08:15 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Originally Posted By swiggles
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that is awesome swiggs...i will watch my mailbox daily for my shower invite!


Oh....I wish. Based on posts that you write, I think we would have an awesome time...........just worried about what sort of wedding gift you might come up with for my daughter.
grin
fortunately for those who choose to get married, MsGilmore does the wedding gift purchasing...she normally purchases some type of serving platter that costs way more than i'd ever spend, done by a local artisan that does many one-off creations...
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#2205895 - 02/12/19 09:39 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Congratulations, Swiggles!!!
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#2205911 - 02/12/19 11:20 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Congrats to your daughter and you.
Evite is my choice and I am closer to retirement than anyone else here, 'cept Pale.
I've used it for all kinds of invites. They are emailed, not FB. You chose an actual invite and complete it as you like. The invitee has the opportunity to respond and put the date on their calendar. I really think they're the best way to go. Even my 92 yr old mother can open her email and respond easily.

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#2205972 - 02/13/19 03:24 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Looking forward to my invitation, Swiggy!
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#2206032 - 02/13/19 07:18 PM Re: Wedding Shower Pale Rider
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fortunately for those who choose to get married, MsGilmore does the wedding gift purchasing...she normally purchases some type of serving platter that costs way more than i'd ever spend, done by a local artisan that does many one-off creations...

LOL....that's not anything my daughter would be interested in.
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Looking forward to my invitation, Swiggy!
I KNOW where you live, Pale. I will send you an old-fashioned paper invitation.
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#2206033 - 02/13/19 07:19 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Oh....and I will definitely look into Evite!!
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#2206037 - 02/13/19 07:55 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Originally Posted By swiggles

LOL....that's not anything my daughter would be interested in.



i hear that frequently, until they open it and then find they are using it frequently...because honestly, who really thinks they need a serving platter until they have one, and then it is always used...
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#2206038 - 02/13/19 07:57 PM Re: Wedding Shower swiggles
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Why would you need a serving platter when pizza comes in one?
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