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