I love really pretty stationary and loved designing our own wedding save-the-dates and invitations, but when it came time to sort out invitations for our Rehearsal Dinner, we didn’t want to fuss with designing them, posting them and paying an arm and a leg for them. We decided send e-invitations to all of our guests, via Paperless Post, and it was a great decision as they turned out beautiful, it was the most cost effective option and it was super simple to do!
Paperless Post is filled with thousands of gorgeous invitations, some of which have been created by famous designers like Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Kate Spade. You can upload your own images on to them, customise fonts and colours, and of course insert your own text and details. If you don’t want to spend loads of time designing your own invitations, Paperless Post is the best option! If you do want to design your own on Photoshop, you can upload your very own design to be created into an e-invite – super simple.
In terms of our design, I wanted something really simple and chic. I had a look through all the invitation template and chose one that I really liked the look of – though it was hard because there are so many stunning designs to choose from! There are some free designs that you can use, which are mostly great or you can pay a little bit extra to send an invitation created by a designer.
After you’ve chosen your design, added in your details and customised your fonts, you can pick an envelope and a liner design. I went with gold to match my invitations. The final step is to add all of your guest’s email addresses before having one final preview of your invite and hitting send!
The invitations will arrive in your guest’s inboxes and the card will pop out and open for them to read, which is quite cool to receive. an RSVP card will also pop up so your guests can let you know if they can make it to your party or not, which makes life so much easier because you don’t have to stress about any getting lost in the post and you don’t have to tally it all up – it’s all done for you!
In terms of payment for the service – they use a coin system whereby you need to buy coins in order to send to the invites to your guests. The more premium the invitations – the more coins you will need to purchase. For example, my invites cost 4 coins to send to each email address and I sent invitation to 17 email addresses – 17×4 = 68. I bought 100 coins, which cost £16 in total to send out my invitations. I have leftover coins as well that I can use on future cards.
Overall, Paperless Post is such an affordable way to send your invitations out. If you are a bride on a budget, or simply don’t want to fuss with having your own paper invites designed, I would 100% recommend using this service! We are going to use it to send out Ciaran’s 30th birthday save-the-dates in a few weeks! 🙂
Have you used Paperless Post before? Let me know what you thought!
*This post was created in partnership with Anagram Creative.