Digital Wedding Stationery: How do Custom E-Invites work?

How Does Digital Wedding Stationery Work?

Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to make your wedding more eco-friendly? You might not think it, but some of the statistics around waste at UK weddings make for shocking reading. According to Lucy Siegle’s 2009 article in the Guardian,

…the average wedding produces one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and, in the UK 14.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide…

With the climate crisis more urgent than ever, more and more eco-conscious couples are looking to minimise the environmental impact of their big day. I’ll look at other options in up-coming blogs, but one small change which can have a big impact is choosing to go digital with your wedding stationery. But what is it, and how does it work?

Digital Wedding Pink and Blue Floral Save The Date

What is Digital Wedding Stationery?

Here at Giftast, you can have eco-friendly personalised digital wedding stationery that doesn’t compromise on style. Because we’re committed to the vegan lifestyle and offering as many eco-options as we can, we offer all our ranges as digital packages. We offer Digital Save The Dates, E-Invitations and Invitation bundles. These will be sent to you as a PDF and/or Jpeg, depending on your preference.

Click here to view our Digital Wedding Stationery Ranges… (Opens in a new tab)

How Does it Work?

  • To get you started and answer any questions, we offer free, no obligation consultation calls – just contact us to arrange.
  • All our range items can be altered to fit your colour scheme for no extra cost.
  • Price includes up to 3 revisions.
  • Revisions will be made and sent for your approval within 24 hours of discussion.
  • Save The Dates and Invitations can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
  • Invitations can be separate for day or night guests at no extra cost. 
  • Your final, approved order will be sent to you as a PDF, but you can also request a Jpeg copy for no extra cost.
  • Once received, you can send out your  digital Save The Dates / Invitations by email, Whatsapp, over Facebook, Instagram, Twitter… however you like!

Still have questions? Contact Us here by phone or email.

Click here to view our Digital Wedding Stationery Ranges.

victorian style vintage digital wedding invitation shown on an iPhone

What Are The Benefits of Digital Wedding Stationery?

Going digital can be a great idea for both environmental and other reasons.

  • No paper waste for you or your guests, or as part of the printing process;
  • No envelopes or postage costs – and significantly less air miles!
  • More budget-friendly – same price for small and large ceremonies;
  • Last minute change of guest list? No problem, info can be emailed out in a flash.

It’s That Easy.

Start off your wedding planning on an eco-friendly note. With one small change from paper to digital, you can help make a big difference. If you’d like a chat about your wedding stationery options, and whether or not digital is right for you, get in touch!

Check out our digital wedding stationery ranges here:

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Northanger Abbey Inspired Stylish Wedding Stationery

Northanger Abbey stylish wedding stationery

Find the adventure with this stylish wedding stationery collection, inspired by Northanger Abbey.

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”

– Jane Austen

Who among us hasn’t gone off to Bath, hungry for adventure, only to end up falling in love with the first man we meet? Don’t get me wrong, Mr Tilney has some great one-liners. If he’ll forgive me for assuming his dad killed his mum then he’s definitely a keeper! Although Catherine learned her lesson, we can’t expect her to give up the Gothic altogether, can we? There’s just a hint of it in what I’m delighting in calling A BLOOD RED HEART motif 😉

This stylish wedding stationery sample pack includes:

Printed on gorgeous textured card for an extra Oomph of style. 

Order your Sample Pack here.

What next?

If you’d like to chat about your wedding stationery options, you can contact me here, email me on info(at)giftast.com to arrange a free consultation call. 

Looking for something extra special?

Check out our Bespoke Design page for more information on how I can help you realise your wedding-stationery dreams!

What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

What Wedding Stationery do I need?

When I was planning this post, I did a search on “What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?”

There are an awful lot of posts.

Do we need another one? Well, yeah, I reckon. Because the lists I saw – the lists! So long! So off-putting! So… expensive sounding.

I think there’s this pressure of what you *have to have* for your wedding, which these “What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?” lists can exacerbate. Of course, not everyone will feel this wedding-related peer pressure, but if budget is an issue, it can be difficult to decide what can be cut. 

So let’s talk about what you might actually need, as well as a couple of options which are nice to have, if they suit your purpose.

Northanger Abbey Stylish Wedding Save The Date

Save The Dates

Do I need them? Not necessarily. 

Do I want them? Perhaps. If you’re planning a wedding for, say, 2 years away, then Save The Dates are a brilliant idea. Particularly paper ones – they’ll get stuck on a notice board, so when your most important guests are planning their holidays, they can just look at it. No rooting in emails, or scrolling back through text messages. Definitely worth considering, but if you’re only planning for under a year away? Maybe not worth it.

Sense and sensibility inspired watercolour greenery wedding invitation

Invitations

Do I need them? Yeah, pretty much. Unless you’re eloping!

Do they have to be paper? No. But again, the stick-em-on-the-noticeboard thing. And I would say that, of course!

Your invitations can be as simple or as complicated as you like. If you want to go all out with a beautifully crafted pack, then that’s a gorgeous keepsake your guests can treasure. If you want to buy a multi pack of cards you fill out yourself, that’s your choice. DIYing your own can be a great option if you’re a creative person.

 

Information Cards

Do I need them? Maybe. If your venue is out of the way, or not local to most of your guests, an info card with recommended hotels and taxi numbers could be really useful, and save you answering a lot of Facebook messages individually! You can also add on your gift preferences, dress code, or any other pertinent information.

What are my options? Well, if we’re talking paper, you’ve got 3 main choices:

  1. Double sided invitations – if you’ve space, stick it on the back! Here at Giftast we do that for no extra cost.
  2. Add a separate info card – if your invitations have a back design already (we do quite a few with monograms) then you can add in another card, almost identical, but with your extra info. This will cost more, though.
  3. Add it in to a folded card – for folded invites, extra info can be added in to the front left inside page. We also do this for no extra cost, and it has the added benefit of keeping all your information together.

What Wedding Stationery Do I Need? Sample RSVP, Emma range

RSVPs

Do I need them? Perhaps, but maybe not.

What are my options? Paper RSVPs are really nice, I think, because they’re so smol. Ours are A7, so half the size of a standard postcard, and come with matching sized return envelopes. When they get posted back to you, they’re adorable. It’s so nice receiving fun post, and it’s a physical reminder of the excitement and build up to your wedding as they are slowly returned to you. 

But if you don’t care about smol cute post, why bother? Well, if you’ve a lot of technically un-advanced guests coming, it may be easiest for them the reply by snail mail. But if you’re on a tight schedule, or everyone you’re inviting loves to text or email, then you could just add those RSVP details on to your invitation/info card and save yourself the trouble. 

 

There we have it. It’s your wedding, it’s your budget, and there’s no one-size-fits all for wedding stationery. Have a chat to your stationer about what you actually want, and what will work best for you. 

I’ll tackle the mind-boggling array of On-The-Day stationery in another post. In the meantime, happy planning!

 

What next?

If you’d like to chat about your wedding stationery options, you can contact me here, email me on info(at)giftast.com to arrange a free consultation call. 

Looking for something extra special?

Check out our Bespoke Design page for more information on how I can help you realise your wedding-stationery dreams!

What wedding stationery do I Need?