Tuesday, October 16, 2007

etiquette or eti-short-cut?

i received and evite this week for a baby shower and i am not sure what to think of it. please vote in my poll and let me know your thoughts. if you are brave enough in your opinion, leave a comment!

6 comments:

Emily & Jeremy said...

tacky - unless followed up with a real invitation. i can see settin up some sort of online rsvp thing... but the actual invitation should be mailed. i don't care how far along into technology we get...

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

I think it's fine and actually really a good thing. I got an evite to a bridal shower about a month ago. The thrower of the shower was able to put all of her info (name, address, phone number) as well as include a mapquest link for those needing directions. As an attendee, I was able to see who else was invited and who was planning on attending. That was nice because I knew I would be able to see several gals that I hadn't seen in awhile.

Also, because it was online, I received a reminder email a few days prior to the event, which was nice because I'd completely forgotten about it.

All in all, I'm for online invites. Except with regards to wedding invites. I'm totally traditional on that. But bridal or baby showers or any other kind of party, I'm all for embracing new technology!

Paula said...

I feel that an online evite does the honoree of the shower a disservice. As a host you need to show that you are taking the time and effort to host this big event for someone you care about and actual invitations do that in my mind (I also like to hang them on the frig). Now evites are great for parties and smaller gatherings for sure.

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

My friends and I have had MANY discussions about these. Apparently they are very common in some parts of the country! Like Paula said - I think it's part of hosting a shower to actually take the time to make an invitation. Now if you send out invitations AND do an e-vite . .. I think that's fine. Especially since the e-vite takes no time at all. Call me old-fashioned and I love technology but some things just need to stay in-style!

Ashley said...

I'm fine with the e-vite. I've never heard about it or received one, but I'm all for them (unless it's a wedding). Even then, I'd give people slack because you never know what their financial situations are or what happened, etc. I hosted a baby shower and the invitation part was so stressful because they got messed up and I ran out of time and I was worried about it the whole time. Even to this day, I avoid the subject of the invitations. BTW, the ones that didn't get messed up were really, really cute. So yeah, I don't have a problem with them and hope they become more popular.

Anonymous said...

What do you think about using an evite invitation for a bridal rehearsal dinner? And should the bride send them out or her future in-laws? Which they are paying for!