The Bride’s Survival Guide: Sending E-Invitation
One of the best and most effective ways to send invitations is electronic. For brides, the same as with the groom, there are so many things they need to do, and sending invitation door to door and in person may not be the most convenient. Sending invitation will not only consume a huge chunk on their schedule but also their budget, as printing papers and traveling to the recipient’s location can be costly.
But of course, e-invites should be sent strategically and properly, or else, it defeats its purpose. To help you get started, below is a guide you can follow to maximize the potential of electronic invitation sending.
The Proper Way Of Sending E-Invitations
Here are some of the things you must follow when pursuing e-invitations:
- Use clear fonts
Same as with the printed invitations, using clear fonts is necessary for e-invites. Make sure that the letter “E” does not look like a “C”, number “5” does not look like a “3”, and so on. Use fonts that can be understood, and make sure that you are using the right size, not too big and not too small.
- Request for an RSVP
Even if the invitation was sent in a different behavior, requesting for RSVP is still necessary. This can help you determine who among the e-invitation recipients can come to your event and who of them cannot.
- Follow up
If you didn’t get a reply from an important guest, do not hesitate to follow up. Not everyone is actively checking their social network accounts and emails, so asking for a follow up when needed can be considered.
- Verify if the account is still active
If you are sending an invitation through social networking sites, it is best to verify whether the account of the recipient is still active or not anymore. Some people change their accounts for no particular reason, or deactivated their account already, so verifying if the account is still active by checking on their last post, or checking on their profile picture, or when was the last time they are active is a good thing to do before sending them an invitation.
- Keep it private
If you are planning to send an event on social networking sites, like Facebook, make sure that you check on its privacy. It takes only a few clicks to check on the event’s privacy status. You would not want anyone to access your supposedly private event, so making sure it is kept between you and your invitees is a must.
- Open your lines to communicate
Make sure that you keep your lines open for possible inquiries and questions. It is best if you are always active on the account you used to send the invitations. There can be some questions that may arise that you have to respond immediately. If you are not sure whether you can actively access your account for questions, or not, it is best if you leave your contact number so they know where to reach you.
- Send the invitation early
You would not know when they will be active or access their account, thus the best way to ensure that your invitation will be sent on time is by sending it early. Do not assume that people check on their accounts daily, as some do not.
Below are some of the things you need to keep in mind when sending e-invitations:
- It is not for everyone
Yes, it is not for everyone, as not all are interested in social media or socializing on the internet. Also, for your special guests, it is better if you send the invitation in person rather than sending them an electronic invite. They would appreciate it if you make an effort to invite them to your wedding. It is rare to get a “no” when an invitation is sent in person.
For truly important people in your life, do not be satisfied sending them evite.
- Create a group chat or an event on Facebook
The easiest way to disseminate information is by creating a page where all invitees can access. If you have major updates like a change of venue or change of time, posting it on the event wall can help you send the message to everyone in just one go.
- Fraud is everywhere online, so better be careful
You never know if the account you sent a message to is already hacked, so the legitimacy of the account must be established first before sending the invitation. Also, if the recipient’s message seems suspicious, it is best if you look for an alternate way to contact that person, it can be through his mobile number, home number, etc.
Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz