Bridal Shower invitation...mailed or evite?

What is the proper etiquette? I've always received an actual invitation to one...isn't an evite tacky?  Thoughts? and what have you ladies done?


 


 

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:03 am
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jackieg
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i think eVites are okay for bachelorette parties...but i'm kinda traditional on the paper invites...my Matron of Honor sent these out for the shower i had last weekend....she found them at Hobby Lobby (shocker, i know!)  and they just happened to match my colors/theme....


i think eVites are photo 81823-1


plus....i like to keep stuff as a keepsake...for my scrapbook.... :)

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:07 am
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I think for Bridal shower an invitation would be better. Evite is alittle too casual.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:09 am
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I am all about evite. Aside from the actual invitation to my wedding, everything else (bridal shower, bachelorette party) will be an EVITE. I refuse to stress over paper invitations for these smaller gatherings and wasting money on materials and stamps! I'm okay with being tacky! lol. Although I believe true family and friends won't' think that :o)

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:16 am
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My MoH used Evite.  Our friends are so casual, and it's a co-ed night of dinner, drinks and games at Dave & Busters, so Evite seems perfectly appropriate.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:22 am
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My MOH did Evite for my b-party. I think they're fine. Saves money and paper.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:24 am
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i think it depends on how formal it is and if you're inviting older people. 


mine were paper but could have been evites.  it's pretty informal.


one of my BMs had hers at a country club with old ladies.  it would have been weird to get an evite for that.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:27 am
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I agree with Kristeen - the formality of the function itself is important to consider.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:30 am
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ditto kristeen

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 7:34 am
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My MOB did evites, but also send out a couple hard invitations for the older ladies who don't have email.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 8:39 am
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I think I'm more traditional. I think an invitation is good for the bridal shower and the evite is fine for the b-party.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 8:42 am
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I like the paper invites but I have a feeling my MOH is doing evites.  I'm more of the traditional style and plus I don't have emails of all my friends and family.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:16 am
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ping is an alternative to evite - you can have it printed and mailed as well as via email

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:29 am
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Agree with jackieg - paper for bridal shower, evite okay for bachelorette party.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:32 am
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We also did paper for both since we were excited to incorporate more of our creativity!  There are some affordable options out there to choose from!  Many of the our aunts, etc aren't really email people so it wouldn't have worked- so I guess it also depends on your crowd!


We did a 'message in a bottle' (PIB) to go with our Caribbean themed shower :) Came out so cute!


- HMM :)

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:52 am
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I'm with Kristeen...depends on the formality of the event! I had paper for my shower and and evite for the B-party! My Moh(sis) did a great job with the shower invites...I was so excited because I love to scrapbook and wanted to have something for it. The b-party invite was super cute too. She made it really funny.:) I was even able to print a copy on photo paper for my scrapbook. I think either way is fine. Whatever you want....it's your party! I wouldn't get an evite for a shower and think, "OMG tacky!" People are SO busy nowadays and sometimes email is just easier. Good luck!

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Posted on September 11, 2008 at 12:18 pm
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I'd have to say mail.  So many older women don't have e-mail.  I guess snail mail feels more special.  Depends on the mood you are trying to send.

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 1:07 pm

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