Choosing the right time to send out your digital wedding invitations is slightly more relaxed than sending out physical invites. Although it seems like sending a digital version should take a week or two off the recommended 6-8 weeks before the wedding, the more notice the better when it comes to letting your guests know of your upcoming wedding.
Using Adobe Spark to create and instantly send your digital invitations is an easy and user-friendly way to do it, but before we get into more specifics there are a few things to tick off your list before you send your digital wedding invitation.
You’ve made the list and now you're checking it for the hundredth time. Although guest lists can be tedious, finalizing numbers are integral to many other aspects of your wedding such as catering, wedding favors and the venue itself.
Picking a date is one of the most exciting and daunting things about planning your wedding, but before you start sending out any invites with any dates - it’s important to lock in the venue! Whether it’s an email confirmation or signing on that dotted line, be sure your venue is available and booked on the date which will be a main feature of your digital invitation.
If the thought of designing and sending your digital wedding invite is too much to handle at the start of your engagement, Save the Dates are a great way to give your guests more notice of your impending nuptials, whilst also giving you more time to design your wedding invitation. These are usually sent out 6-8 months before the wedding date.
When it comes to sending digital invites, making sure you have the correct spelling and correct email addresses of your guests is imperative. All it takes is one stray full stop, one different way to spell a name or a ‘.com’ instead of a ‘.edu’ to cause strife when an invite goes missing.
Once your invitation is sent into the world wide web it is forever in people’s inboxes - so make sure you are happy and content with your design! Adobe Spark make in incredibly easy to go back and make changes to your design, or send drafts back and forth to your friends until you are comfortable with your digital masterpiece.
It is important to consider that digital wedding invites are instant and won’t take two or more days in the post to get to your guests. However, in saying that, there is an art to sending your digital wedding invitation on the right day and at the right time.
When it comes to the days that people are most receptive to emails, the jury seems to be out. Weekends are actually on the bottom of the list, given most people are switched off and are not going to take considerable note of what emails they receive on those days.
That leaves us with during the week, in which Tuesdays and Thursdays are respectively the best days to send news and affirmation of your wedding. If we get into specifics, around 10am and 11am is just the ticket when it comes to ‘prime time’ email open rate.
So to avoid any speed bumps or missed invitations to family and friends, follow our advice on sending your digital Adobe Spark invites and we can guarantee it will be smooth sailing from here on in.
You can also choose to send physical invites, but it requires design proofing with an external person, printing, travelling by post to you and then to your guests.