This weekend I will be heading to beautiful San Diego to produce a beachside wedding for a couple who love being outside. With a bride who runs outside daily and a groom who serves as a military meteorologist, it made sense that they would want to do go green and forgo paper as often as they can.
While this couple still sent printed invitations, more and more couples are seeking alternatives to the traditional printed invitation suite, opting instead to send something electronic. Some are being environmentally conscious, some are being cost conscious, and others are just dedicated to technology, and want to incorporate it into as many aspects of their wedding planning as possible.
Looking for an amazing alternative to the traditional paper options, but don't want to sacrifice style? Consider Greenvelope, an online company dedicated to creating beautiful, personal, and fluid correspondence between you and your guests. By offering a couture selection of designs with event-specific functionality, Greenvelope has created an opportunity for you to enjoy traditional appearance with contemporary delivery.
And to show just how committed to the environment and the greater good that they are, Greenvelope donates a percentage of every sale to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains forests.
While I personally love paper, and the hoarder in me has a trunk full of beautiful invitations and programs from days gone by, I have to admit that I am really enjoying automated invitations and notices for the less formal events that surround the wedding.
More than that, however, I appreciate the online and electronic pieces as a great accompaniment to the printed paper. Instead of choosing between the two, I love the idea of sending out the keepsake invite, and then following up with a coordinating online piece that guests can refer to by phone, screenshot, and share!