How to Design Email Wedding Invitations

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The jury is out on the appropriateness of email wedding invitations. It's a high tech, easy and creative way of inviting your guests to your wedding. But, it skirts around the etiquette issue. Email wedding invitations are essentially emails that include the basic ceremony and reception information then link your guests to your wedding homepage. That homepage is where they'll find travel, lodging, map and registry information.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Evaluate your guest list before deciding on email wedding invitations. If you have a smaller reception planned and you know that everyone is online, it's a good idea. But, if you have older people coming who are not tech savvy, it's probably not the best option.

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    Go to a website that offers email wedding invitations.

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    Look at the cost of sending the emails. You'd barely be able to find paper invitations costing as little as most of these companies.

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    Choose your e-invitation background. Take into account the theme or time of year for your wedding.

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    Decide how you want to word your invitation. Just because it's over email doesn't mean you can't use the traditional wording. Or, be creative. Write it all out and double check the facts.

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    Remember to include maps and other important travel details in your wedding email invitations.

Tips and warnings

  • Check out a sample email wedding invitation before ordering.
  • Ask a sales consultant if it's possible to add music to your email wedding invitation.
  • Make your own email wedding invitation, at no cost to you. It works best if you have a wedding website already set up. Link your guests there so they can get important information.

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