Guest blogger and awesome event planner, Lynn Maxwell of XL Events, offers some great alternatives to traditional wedding invitations below. Check them out!
You have already picked out this Spring and Summer’s most sought after wedding color combination and have found a great way to include your kids and your soon to be step-children in all of the wedding planning; what’s next? Getting the word out about your big day. Traditionally, couples will find awesomely fancy and expensive stationary to send out to their loved ones, but what if you have “been there done that” and do not want to go back? What if you just want something simple, something easy, and something that is not going to take away from your wedding budget? I have the answer. With the Internet being the “it” way of communications nowadays, it is extremely simple to construct a fancy little email about the day of your nuptials; think about it you already have most of your contacts in your in your address book and most webhosting sites like Yahoo, AOL, Gmail, and MSN (or Hotmail) already have their own stationery built right into the email settings. Take a browse through what they have and you may find something suitable for your email invite or if you cannot find what you are looking for, you can always peruse “free email stationery” on Google.
Another fun little way to get the word out about your day is to grab one of those social networking websites like Facebook or Twitter and begin taking your friends, family and loved ones through your planning phase; they will be sure to appreciate the final results of your hard work once they arrive on your set date.
Lastly, and my personal favorite, you can set up a website to document everything if you don’t have the time to Facebook or Tweet everything you are doing? OMG….a website? No worries, it is not as hard to set one up than you think. Many wedding sites like, The Knot, will help you set one up. Want something original? That is easy as well; sign up on places like webs.com, for free and they will walk you through the entire process of setting up your site. After you are done, you will be able to load pictures, add content and even be able to have the visitors of your site RSVP to your invitation. This will not only save money on stamps, time at the post office and time making sure the printer gets every single detail right on your invites, but you will also be going green. You like the last idea, but you really do not have the time, creativity, or patience to do something of that caliber, no fear, XL Events, LLC can help.
Final Thoughts: Keep everything as simple as you possibly can. If you would like to incorporate more than one of the above ideas, then go for it. Your guests will be waiting as anxiously as you are for your magical day to roll around.
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