Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates. For her Brides.com column, Jen is here to give some expert advice to brides looking for a unique way to do paperless invitations.
Printed wedding invitations can get very pricey, and even if you spend days and weeks picking out the perfect design and getting all of the details sorted out, in the end, most of your guests may just open your invitation and forget all about it. It may even end up in their trash can! So, instead of draining your wedding budget on a paper invitation, consider going paperless. It may even be easier for your guests to RSVP and save your date on their virtual calendars as well. If you're wondering where to start and how to go virtual and paperless, here are three ways for you to send a digital wedding invitation.
1. Use a paperless invitation service
If you want to create a more formal paperless invitation, use a website where you can design one yourself or use one of their templates. Some services are free, but most are very inexpensive and will give you not only the invitation but an RSVP management system as well. This way, you don't have to worry about RSVP cards getting lost in the mail or trying to keep track of all of them when they arrive in your mailbox.
See More: 25 Creative Wedding Invitation Ideas
2. Send a simple email
If you want to keep things simple and inexpensive, make an invitation right inside of your email. You can insert photos, change fonts, and even direct people to RSVP by clicking reply. While this is a less formal option, it's a viable one that you can easily do yourself and dress up and down depending on your style and your personality.
3. Make your invitation a newsletter
Instead of sending out just one invitation, send out an ongoing newsletter to your guests with updates on your wedding invitation. This way you can keep people posted on the details of your wedding and even fun moments that happen to you before the wedding.