This is a guest post by Aimee Lyons, founder of Oy Vey Studio. A graphic designer with over a decade of experience creating bespoke stationery, she absolutely loves helping individuals bring their creativity to life through the art of stationery, especially when it comes to making those big events truly memorable.
In the ever-evolving digital age, even longstanding traditions like Jewish weddings are adapting to the digital realm. Today, couples often grapple with the decision of whether to embrace digital wedding invitations or stick to the classic paper ones.
Let’s delve into the pros and cons of digital wedding invitations from a Jewish perspective to help you make an informed choice for your special day.
Pros of Digital Wedding Invitations
1. Eco-Consciousness: Adhering to the Jewish value of “bal tashchit” (do not destroy), digital invitations align with the Jewish commitment to environmental stewardship. By forgoing paper, printing, and shipping, you contribute to a more sustainable world.
A sustainable paper solution could be something like seeded paper. Image from Etsy.
2. Financial Prudence: Traditional paper invitations can incur significant expenses, including design, printing, and postage costs. Digital invitations often present a more budget-friendly alternative, allowing you to allocate resources to other meaningful aspects of your Jewish wedding.
3. Effortless Sending: Digital invitations can be swiftly sent to your guests’ email addresses or via messaging apps, saving valuable time and effort in the invitation distribution process. Electronic RSVPs also simplify tracking guest responses.
4. Interactive Potential: Embracing digital invitations offers creative opportunities. You can include multimedia elements like videos, music, and links to your wedding website, thereby enhancing your guests’ engagement and anticipation. Some platforms even have digital wax seals…
Magen David wax seal feature on Greenvelope.com
5. Real-Time Updates: In the dynamic world of event planning, last-minute changes to wedding details may occur. Digital platforms mean changes can be easily disseminated to all your guests, ensuring everyone stays informed.
6. Global Outreach: Us Jews are spread far and wide across the globe. With digital invitations, you can effortlessly invite Jewish relatives and friends from every corner, transcending geographical barriers and minimising international postage concerns.