After you’ve selected a date, chosen a venue, and planned the rest of the major details of your wedding, you’re ready to start inviting all of your friends and family to your big event. If you’re like most people, you are probably anxious to save money anywhere you can for your wedding, so cutting out as many costs as possible is really important. One of the most obvious expenses that you may want to eliminate is the cost of sending wedding invitations by using your favorite social media platform to invite guests instead. This can be a great way to save money, but there are things to consider before going ahead with this.
The reason wedding invitations are a popular thing to eliminate is that they have a pretty hefty price tag associated with them. Not only do you need to buy the invitations and the envelopes, but you’ll also need to put stamps on all of them as well as the RSVP card that your guests will send back. After you add everything up, you’re more than likely looking at a few hundred dollars for an average size wedding guest list. So, if you’re considering replacing your traditional invitations with a social media invitation, here are some things to think about.
Choosing the right social media platform for your wedding invitations is crucial. The most popular choice by far is Facebook because almost everyone is connected to it; even your grandparents! Facebook also makes it easy create an event and “invite” your friends and family to it. You can optionally send out a message on Twitter about your wedding too, but usually creating an event on Facebook is the best route to take if you’re going digital with your wedding invites.
There are some major benefits to using social media for your wedding invitations, most notably is the cost savings. On top of that, managing your RSVPs is much easier because Facebook will keep track of who is coming and who is not. This will allow you to be as accurate as possible with your guest list so you don’t spend too much on catering, drinks, or your wedding cake.
There are also drawbacks to using social media for inviting guests to your wedding. First off, you won’t be able to add a special touch to your wedding invitations such as cute pictures of you and your partner or special instructions to specific guests to bring sparklers for weddings or other supplies. Also, there’s always a chance that someone in your family won’t check their Facebook account often enough to get your invitation. If you choose to go the digital route, you should always consider sending paper wedding invites to the older guests on your list.
Overall, using social media to handle your wedding invitations is a great way to keep your budget in line and make planning simpler. Just make sure you consider all of the benefits and drawbacks of this decision and your plan to use social media for wedding invitations should come together nicely.