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Eco Friendly Invitations

Is your wedding a very formal affair?  Will your family be mortified if the invitation they receive is not engraved?  You are concerned about the environment but your Great Grandmother expcects a formal invitation..what is a girl to do.    Don’t know what to do?  Check out our blogs on invitations from last February you can read about all the options you have with invitations.   Personally, after a while,  looking at invitation books is  like looking at wallpaper books.  They all start to blur.   I get so confused and can’t remember what I really liked when I started.  Shop local save money on postage and again reduce your carbon footprint by reducing carbon emissions for your delivery.  We have some great people we have worked with with check out the invitations from  The Copy Shop.   They will be glad to help.  And did I mention the girls at Fabulous Affairs.  Talk to Kacy she loves questions.  Well there is plenty of information to take in.

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Here are our suggestions on how to send out classy and eco-friendly wedding invitations.

For paper invitations, try to minimize the amount of paper (this also helps to keep postage down), find tree-free paper like hemp or organic cotton, use 100% recycled content paper, and if possible, a local company. Many traditional invitation companies now offer a recycled content line. Make sure you stop in at Fabulous Affairs they would love to help you make your invitations Eco-friendly. Another interesting option is Seal and Send Invitations, which use no envelope and has a tear-off RSVP card. Wedivations can make handmade seal and send invitations on 100% recycled paper. also hosts many artisans handcrafting custom wedding invites.  There are so many online invitation sites, do your research you can find what you need.

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Have you ever wondered about saving money, saving paper, and reducing your carbon footprint by sending out electronic wedding invitations rather than going the traditional route of mailing out printed invitations?

Some may consider online invitations to be tacky.  However, today many people pay far more attention to their inbox rather than their mailbox!  You may wonder if your Grandmother would even consider reading her email, so perhaps you could do a combination of online and printed invitations for your guests.

There are many sites that offer a variety of online wedding invitation styles and formats to suit your needs.  You could possibly send out simple, printed invitations to close family and relatives less likely to desire an email invite, and email out a well thought out invitation to friends you are close with and know are in constant touch via communication devices. is a site that makes great personalized electronic invitations.  Using electronic invitations is not only cost friendly, but also saves the environment.


Your photos, your music, your colors, your theme, your story!  Create a personalized digital wedding invitation and send it to all of your friends and family to view online.  It’s a great replacement or supplement to traditional paper invites and there’s no postage needed.

Online invitations are helpful to your guests, as well, because they cannot be lost!  Also, with online invitations you can add music and your own special photos to add a more personal touch.

If you need the traditional printed invitations to suit your style and want to elicit emotion, then designing a delicate and stunning printed invitation may be essential.  This, however, doesn’t mean that you cannot utilize the internet and online resources.  The internet is a great way to reinforce information that you send to your guests, such as driving directions or hotel information for their convenience, via your wedding website or an emailed newsletter for example.

Facebook registries can be helpful with easy networking among all of your friends and family, and you can browse many internet design sites to help determine what style you want if you decide formally printed invitations are best.

At the end of the day, whether you use printed, online, or a combination of invitations, it is your choice.  Your wedding day is all about you and whatever fits your wants and needs is what you should go with!  Make your invitations say something about you and have fun with it.

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