Wedding invitations have finally gone high tech. A bride no longer has to spend hours learning how to write in calligraphy or spend their precious time putting together all of the envelopes, R.S.V.P. cards and maps before sending them out in the mail. Couples today have the option of sending online wedding invitations that can take as little as a half hour investment of their time.
While online wedding invitations aren't for everyone, many busy couples that don't have the time to spend pouring over invitation catalogs or are throwing a wedding at the last minute may decide to send out their invitations over an Internet connection. Many etiquette professionals will say that online wedding invitations are a little tacky but if you are planning a last minute wedding this method can be a lifesaver. Printers generally take six to eight weeks to print and send out your invitations; this can take even longer if they are sending you proofs prior to printing the invitations.
Online wedding invitations can be delightfully elaborate just like invitations that are traditionally sent through the mail. After receiving an email notification, a recipient can retrieve their invitation from the website that you have selected. Invitations can incorporate music, movement, songs, voice recordings that you have uploaded and almost any graphic that you could want including confetti exploding on the screen when a recipient "opens" their card. Couples can have their own favorite melody playing in the background while the recipient reads the invitation. Many online greeting card companies are now offering a line of wedding invitations that are beautiful and tastefully created.
Individuals that are very creative can also design their own online wedding invitations. There are several computer programs that can be purchased in retail craft stores that allow users to create their own personal invitation. The options for these invitations include uploading photographs of the couple, using voice or music recordings and enabling the user to incorporate a wide variety of graphics on the card. The user then has the option to email the invitation to designated recipients or print them out and mail them via regular mail methods.
There are many companies that also allow a user to create a wedding invitation online. The company in turn will then print out the created invitation on the papers that the user has selected and mail the order out much quicker than a typical printing company. This also allows a bride to make a unique creation without the hassle of purchasing papers and envelopes and then printing them out on her own computer.
The modern bride has many more invitation options than brides of the past had. What makes the high tech version of wedding invitations so appealing is their versatility. Whether a bride wants to create a simple wedding invitation online or design an elaborate and formal creation they can create exactly what they want with the end result being an invitation of their dreams.