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Can You Email Party Invitations?

Updated April 17, 2017

Rapid technological advances have changed many aspects of daily life, including how people invite guests to parties. It is appropriate to forego handwritten party invitations and send them via e-mail in some situations.

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Etiquette

It is acceptable to e-mail party invitations for events that are less formal occasions, according to Emily Post. The etiquette website says you should still mail an invitation and address the envelopes by hand when sending invitations to a formal event, such as a wedding.

Types

Both fee-based and free party invitation templates are available, online and offline. Alternatively, you can create your own invitation and e-mail it to everyone on your party list.

Considerations

Keep in mind that everyone doesn't have a personal e-mail address, and that you may need to mail paper invitations to some guests. Respect the invitees' privacy and remember to hide their names and e-mail addresses when e-mailing invitations to a group of people.

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About the Author

Antonia James is a Florida-based writer who began writing full-time in 2009. After starting her career in the world of journalism she ventured into the courtroom as an attorney. James holds a Bachelor of Arts in media studies from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami.

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