To Print or Not to Print: The Pros and Cons of Traditional & Paperless Wedding Invites

Updated: Aug 24

When it comes to your dream wedding, when does the dream start to feel like reality? Is it when you say “yes?” When you see how your engagement ring fits? When you tell your closest friends and family? Or is it when you send invitations to those so important to you that you want them to share one of the best days of your life? If it’s the last one, selecting your perfect wedding invitation is no easy task. The first decision you have to make is a big one: traditional or paperless? Each choice carries its own positives and negatives and can set the tone for what kind of wedding you’re having. 

Let’s break them down in two-word pros and cons.

Traditional Invitations


Posterity & Sentimentality

Are you a sentimentalist? If you have your prom corsage tucked inside your high school yearbook or the ticket stub from your first date, and scrapbook in your free time, paperless invitations may not stand the test of time for you.

Tradition & Elegance

There are a lot of traditions and pomp and circumstance in weddings, from flower girls and ring bearers to the father-daughter dance and garter toss. If these traditions are important to you and your groom (or your families), classic paper invites will be just as important.