The etiquette world is at a standstill when it comes to the seemingly simple task of sending an invitation. On the one hand, you have the modern group who can send an evite with the swift click of a button. On the other, you have the nostalgic crew who love the excitement of receiving something in hand. When you're hosting a party with both of these guest types on your list, you are left in a bit of a quandary.
On Oct. 2, Evite.com announced a new service that will help future hostesses cater to everyone on their list. The service now allows users to create invitations for the digitally (and not so digitally) inclined. Evite Ink will now print invitations on demand and mail them directly to guests.
"At Evite, we’re seeing a longing for the joy of sending and receiving a physical invitation through the mail," said Hans Woolley, president of Evite, in a press release. "With the introduction of Evite Ink, we are marrying the ease and utility of Evite’s traditional online service with the ability to mail out physical invitations to guests, so our community can have the best of both worlds. Our goal is to provide a variety of invitation styles and options that allow our hosts to reflect exactly the kind of celebration they plan to throw."
Users can now log on, design their card, enter in their guests’ information (which is stored in a safe database) and for the price of $2 per card (plus postage), have a paper version of their invite arrive at their guests' doorstep. In hopes of truly creating a hybrid solution, potential guests will receive an opportunity to RSVP with a digital code on the back of the card. There is no minimum quantity, and hosts can mix and match how they invite guests to the same event — via email, social sharing, or printed invitation.
Wary entertainers will no longer have to worry about toeing the line when it comes to choosing between efficiency and etiquette with this easy solution.