December 10

Are Electronic Bridal Shower Invitations Ever Okay?

In today’s digitally-driven world, we’re not surprised to get this question time and again. Take this reader’s situation, for instance:

Dear Divas,

My co-maid of honor wants to send an evite for our best friend’s bridal shower, but I think it’s tacky for such a special occasion. What’s your ruling on digital invitations for bridal showers?

Please help!


Stressed Out in St. Louis

Dear Stressed Out,

We’re thrilled to hear you want your best friend’s shower to be special—she is getting married after all, so it very well should be! Our best advice for your predicament is this: electronic invitations are great for certain things,  like a girl’s night out on Saturday, but for bridal showers we always recommend printed invitations. Here’s why…

  • Electronic invitations are not user-friendly for every guest. Sure, nearly everyone is “online” these days, but what about Grandma? Or guests who might not use email to keep in touch? Even if Grandma is a computer whiz, the important thing to remember is that she (and other guests) probably won’t be expecting emailed invitations for such a special occasion.
  • Printed invitations make perfect keepsakes for both the bride-to-be and guests. Better yet, all of our gorgeous bridal shower invitations can be transformed into custom wall art and photo gifts—a flawless (not to mention gorgeous) gift idea your best friend will love. They’re a unique way to commemorate the day!
  • If it comes down to a question of budget, we have a wealth of chic designs starting at just 69¢ in our Studio Basics collection. And, always make sure to check our special promotions for opportunities to save even more.

Bridal showers are a special way for friends and family members to literally shower the bride with gifts and well wishes to help her prepare for married life. Your best friend is not going to forget this day, so why wouldn’t you take the time to pick out the perfect invitation in her honor?

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Hometown: St. Louis, MO Favorite Color: Pistachio Favorite Movie Wedding Moment: The airplane scene in The Wedding Singer Jessy is a Jr. Writer at Tiny Prints. When she was seven, she declared herself "Jessy" (from her given name, Jessica) because she wanted to be a little different. Which is exactly what led her to Tiny Prints-her love for all things unique, memorable and personal! Letterpress printing makes her swoon and she has an affinity for fresh designs with a hint of vintage. In addition to her passion for paper goods, Jessy loves dogs, llamas, autumn, farmers' markets, live music, skeleton keys, extra sprinkles, beating boys in sports, running, antique stores and a book that’s hard to put down.

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