So, here's the thing: one of my friends is planning her wedding this year and she proposed asking for RSVPs by email. My first thought was to be horrified. My second thought was to be disappointed. My third thought was to be sad. What is the world coming to? A formal invitation with an electronic response? Gah!
However, with the passage of time, my thoughts tend to mellow. I'm a wee bit of a tech geek. I like doing my part for the environment. Hey, maybe it's not so bad....but no. There's still that niggling doubt in my mind telling me that it's wrong. But then I figured it out! What was really bothering me was the disconnect between the two media. A traditional paper invite deserves a traditional paper response card, extra postage and all. But an electronic invitation absolutely needs an e-response.
Sites like http://glosite.com/ offer wed-sites as well as e-invitations that can be so creative it almost makes me want to get married all over again. [ALMOST.] The options seem endless, telling your unique love story for all your friends and family. For a wedding with a mostly younger guest list, this would be perfect. And for those few traditional hold-outs: there are corresponding paper invites.
What do you think? Would you be offended if you received an evite to a wedding? Would it change your opinion about the couple? How do you feel about paper invites with email RSVP requests?
Baking, Decorating and all things cake!