This post has been written in collaboration with Paperless Post. All opinions are my own.
We recently had a big occasion in our family – Gabbie’s Bat Mitzvah. Things certainly are different now from how they were when I was having my own Bat Mitzvah. At that time, we went to someone’s house and paged through a big book of invitations we could choose from. We narrowed down our choices and then placed our order. The invitation was printed and sent to us. I remember having issues with the invitation we chose. First, they used the wrong color. Then we realized that I had wanted a rainbow foil overlay and the foil on ours did not contain the rainbow. You can imagine how much time we spent ordering and reordering and waiting for our invitations to arrive. Because of all of this, we had to begin the process with much time to spare before the event.
Now, with many things being done digitally, the process was a lot easier. I took photos of Gabbie and I created the invitation myself. I used Picmonkey’s collage option. I emailed the invitation to our guest list and they were able to reply directly to the email with whether or not they could attend. Here is what I came up with (with some details removed!):
Another option that I could have used is Paperless Post, which has a variety of Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation templates ready to use. Paperless Post is an online paper stationery creator that allows you to custom make designs that best represent your individual a 2017esthetic. I have received invitations created with Paperless Post in the past and I have been impressed with the way the invitation arrives and how easy it is to reply for the event.
Just now, I used Paperless Post to create an alternative invitation for Gabbie’s Bat Mitzvah and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. It was easy to customize and as you can see it turned out quite like the one I made on my own and I did it in even less time.
Instead of emailing the invitations as attachments, Paperless Post asks for your guests’ names and email addresses as well as how many people are invited at each address and takes care of the sending and tallying of guests for you.
We did order our invitation in print for some of our non-tech savvy relatives and as keepsakes. Paperless Post offers this option as well, with the ability to order your invitations on paper, as well as the possibility of ordering just one card to keep for your album.
Paperless Post offers all types of invitations and cards which are easily customizable with your choices on type, colors, wording, etc. There are options that are free and those that are a bit fancier and cost “coins,” which is the Paperless Post currency. For example, 20 coins can be purchased for $6.
I think if I had known how easy it was to use Paperless Post when I was designing Gabbie’s invitation, I likely would have used their service. How about you? Have you ever used Paperless Post?