After we had confirmed the venue for my wedding, the next thing on the “to-do” list was designing the invitations. One thing that is becoming more popular amongst couples is paperless wedding invites. I admit they are not for everyone, but considering how involved we both are with digital, it only made sense to use paperless wedding invites.
One of the most popular sites to design, send and manage any invite is called Paperless Post. However, I found another solution that suited my needs even better called Greenvelope. In this post, I am going to share with you the pros and cons of Paperless Post and Greenvelope.
– Their range of printed designs are of a higher quality, and they have matching designs to your digital invites that you can have printed out, but I think this feature is only available in the US.
I loved some of their designs; I found them to be very classy and elegant.
– I didn’t find their support that great and for me, I found their website slow and not so easy to use. I also found the way they structure their pricing confusing and not clear. When I go to a site, I want to know what they are about and most importantly how much they charge.
Due to the fact that Paperless Post is the most popular place to design and send paperless invites, you will find a lot of online support. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, as a lot of time is wasted searching for answers in Google instead of a more direct, quick and efficient support system available inside Paperless Post.
– Their help and support are excellent. Their “how to video” and their email support are excellent and easy to follow. They make using their site an absolute breeze, and I only had to spend 20 minutes learning how to use Greenvelope compared to one hour devoted to learning Paperless Post. Unlike Paperless Post (which has a confusing pricing structure, Greenvelope charge a flat fee for their products (around $100US to design and send out a wedding invitation and $30US to send out a matching Thank You or Save the Date card). They also offer first-time users a 20% discount, which you can redeem on their site when you check out.
– I found their dashboard and website are easy to use and to navigate around compared to Paperless Post. I also like the fact that a portion of what I paid to use their services is donated to a chosen charity.
– They do not offer many luxury designs as provided by Paperless Post.
Have you chosen to go down a similar path, if so I would love to know which platform you used and if you were happy with the result?