As has been well documented here,I am a huge fan of Paperless Post. They are a fantastically elegant way to spruce up inviting people from anything like a brunch at your house to an Oscar Party. The designs are gorgeous, fun and stylish. And, because of their elegant “envelopes” and their ability to collect addresses upon RSVPing, they have been becoming more and more of an elegant option for Save the Dates… especially as it seems year on year when it comes time to saving the date, it’s a bit of a hustle to get the word out there AND all to often the word of your date being saved is in a lack-luster gmail saying “hey guys, we’re sending out our save the dates, can you send me your address?”… talk about a deflated balloon of an announcement.
So I was thrilled when I was able to chat last week with James Hirschfeld, co-founder and bonafide stationery aficionado about all that Paperless Post on Paper can offer to the bride and groom. (I imagine, in my imagining of them, that their parents were big on getting them to send thank you cards.. and that’s what happens when you teach your kids manners: they go to Harvard and come up with genius business ideas.) First there will be coordinating designs for digital and paper (so, Save the Dates can be digital and invites can coordinate and be issues “ye olde fashioned way” on paper), there are two different paperweights including one that is a thick nearly #220lb stock and soon a variety of printing options (though right now most of their designs are laser printed.) Additionally, they are offering paper for birth announcements and, if you have a cross generational mailing list with some less than digital savvy members on it, you can always send some people digital and others a run of paper invites/announcements.
Excitingly, there are some great design collaborations in the works that will pique anyone’s interest and, of course, menu cards and accessories should be here before the thaw and wedding season officially commences. For a look into what this translates to, I love this graphic below of a digital invite side by side with it’s paper “sister”. The paper version starts at $1.15.