As much as I appreciate paper and being able to physically hold design in my hands, E and I made the decision to send our wedding save the dates electronically. While a physical save the date would have been so nice, we decided it was a "want" more than 'need" and we put the money toward something else (Envelope and stamps are not cheap, people.) However, that was not going to deflate my design dream or make me settle on a mediocre save the date. I wanted to adhere to wedding save the date etiquette and share the news in a personalized and special way! So, when we discovered GreenEnvelope, we were thrilled. Surprisingly there aren't many services available that offer full design customization and electronic capability as I was looking for, but GreenEnvelope did exactly the trick (plus more!) I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it was to navigate as well as have gorgeous options. Side note: if you are planning to send physical save the dates, I would HIGHLY recommend Minted which offers so many great options and designs.
Here are three reasons why I would recommend GreenEnvelope for your electronic save-the-dates:
FLEXIBILITY & CUSTOMIZATION
When first creating your save the date, you have the option of either uploading your own design (cha-ching for me), selecting one of their gorgeous premade save-the-date templates, or working with one of their online designers to create the work for you. Depending on how much control you want over the aesthetics, GreenEnvelope has many simple options to choose from.
A FUN EXPERIENCE
Not only do you customize the actual save the date card, but GreenEnvelope' replicates the entire experience to one similar of opening a physical save the date. You choose the envelope color, envelope lining, and background; while it virtually opens in front of you like a real card! There are also options to include additional information if interested: a song, photos, wedding website, etc. And you bet I took advantage of all that! I received so many compliments from guests how unique and enjoyable this was for them.
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This was my favorite part of using GreenEnvelope. The portal has an advanced guest list dashboard allowing you to keep track of guests by families and/or association, as well as give you visibility over open rate, messaging, etc. Take a look at my screenshots below!