While I'm a paper girl through and through, there are times when technology can really shine, especially when it comes to planning an event. I was recently planning my son's high school graduation party and decided to try Paperless Post in leu of paper invitations. Why?
- Time was running out. In order to get the event on the calendar quickly before all the prime graduation party time slots were taken, I wanted my event announced quickly.
- The particular event was primarily inviting my teenage son's friends and while I'm sure they know about the US postal system, I'm thinking the odds of getting an electronicc RSVP response was way better vs. receiving a mailed one.
- Have you seen the designs that this website offers? It's not your typical e-vite platform, as they collab with designers such as Rifle Paper Co, Kate Spade and Meri Meri. While going electric is a bit of a stretch for someone that makes stationery for a living, the gorgeous designs they offer makes it a bit easier.
Designing the invitation was a breeze and they offer a lot of fun add-ons, such as lined 'envelopes' and pretty backgrounds to make your email pop. You can enter your contacts several different ways, I chose to copy and paste them and within a few minutes, my invitation was ready to send. It also pulled up my venue with a map and directions for my guests. Conveniently, the app shows what emails were opened or if any 'bounced', therefore needing to update the email, eliminating the worry that someone never received it.
While I will still send out pretty (actual paper) grad announcements, because that's what I do, the invitation option for going paperless for the party was definitely a win. If you plan on going digital for your next event, I would highly recommend this convenient, easy to use (and pretty!) platform.