If you're looking to spread the word about your impending nuptials digitally, this guide will help you compose the perfect electronic invite.
Step 1: Compile addresses Compile a list of e-mail addresses early in the planning process. Double check for spelling to be sure they get to their intended recipients.
TIP: If you are not going to send out paper invitations at all, make sure you make that clear in your e-invitation, so that don't wait for a paper invitation to RSVP.
Step 2: Customize Use publishing software to customize an e-mail or attachment to fit your wedding theme and create a strong presentation -- or look online for a template.
Step 3: Study other invitations Study other wedding invitations you like to get the basic format and include the date, time, and location of your wedding in your design.
Step 4: Send links Take advantage of e-mail's capability to send links for hotel information, maps, and even your own wedding website.
Step 5: Use a coordinator Have a family member or friend function as a correspondence coordinator, keeping track of RSVPs, answering questions, and responding to bounced e-mails so you can focus on other details and have a worry-free wedding day.
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