Paperless Post's Online Wedding Stationery Is a Game Changer
We live in a digital age. Many of us now spend considerable portions of our daily lives online. We can book wedding venues from our kitchen tables, order takeaways from under duvets and reserve plane tickets on the commute to work.
Personally and professionally, our lives can be organised at the touch of a button, on our desktops and on our home screens, so it’s only natural that we'd want to replicate that in our wedding plans.
Traditionalists might baulk at the thought of an invitation landing in an inbox rather than on a doormat but, when done properly, we think it’s a real game-changer.
So we were really excited to have the chance to try out Paperless Post.
They specialise in ‘design driven online and printed stationery.’
Design driven is what's key here.
The designs are superb, and there’s something for all tastes and styles: from the simple to the ornate, the modern to the classic, quirky to elegant and everything in between.
They even have collections created by famous names like Oscar de la Renta.
Whatever your wedding decor, theme or aesthetic, you’ll find something to complement it.
Many of the designs go beyond the traditional bridal themes, too, which will be particularly welcomed by male same-sex couples. It isn’t just women who dream of planning a wedding, after all.
They were kind enough to offer us some credit to have a play around on their website, and here's how we got on.
(Our main concern is wedding invitations, but you'll find invitations and cards for all sorts of events, occasions and holidays on the Paperless Post website.)
You are cordially invited to the marriage of Jack Twist and Ennis Del Marr.
Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar from Ang Lee’s 2006 film, Brokeback Mountain, remember them?
They didn’t get the happy ending they deserved, but we’re going to pretend that they did, but before they can ride off into the sunset they'll have to create and send their wedding invitations.
Fortunately, the wedding section on Paperless Post is very comprehensive, and we had a lot of fun picking out which invitation would be most suitable for Jack and Ennis.
In the end, we opted for landscape.
Entering the relevant details was really simple. The interface for adding in the text and changing the formatting is very user-friendly. There aren’t many distractions, either, which means your online workspace stays clean and clutter-free.
You can view the card from the recipient's perspective and then add any adjustments. Once you’re ready, it’s just a case of adding the addresses and pressing send. If you’re being super-productive, you can schedule the invitations to be sent out on a specific day at a specific time.
Paperless Post invitations have a huge advantage over postal invites, too.
With guests able to RSVP instantly, it should cut down the number of invitations that will require chasing up later on. A relief, surely to wedding planners and guests alike. How many invitations are lost down cupboard drawers, pinned at the back of noticeboards or accidentally binned?
Guests will also have access to additional information about location and timings as well as the option to see who else will be attending.
But Paperless Post doesn't just do wedding invitations. They have great designs over all sorts of events, occasions and holidays.
We have to admit that we're sold.
Initially, we were a little sceptical that online stationery could ever hope to replicate *that* feeling of receiving a handwritten invitation through the post, and whilst we'll still relish tearing open a physical envelope, we think Paperless Post is something all couples planning a wedding should try.
Or anyone planning anything, really. There's an invitation for everyone and any event you can imagine.
This post was published in partnership with Paperless Post. We were given credit for trying out the cards and invitations but our excitement for online stationery is entirely genuine.
We'd love to hear what you guys think.