Using text messages for cost effective wedding invitations

Using text messages for cost effective wedding invitations
Maegan Swaniawski
Maegan Swaniawski

Sending wedding invites via text messages is becoming more and more common. If you're looking to save some money or just want to be more eco-friendly, ditch the paper invite in favor of a text message. We all know paper invites end up in the trash anyway. Here's how to send your wedding invites or save the dates via text message.

1. Find a text message provider

The first step is to find a wedding text message service provider. There are a few options out there so you will need to do your due diligence. Once you've found a reputable provider, sign up for an account and purchase some credits or an all-in-one plan. Text My Wedding provides an all-in-one solution tailored towards weddings.

2. Craft the message

Now it's time to craft your invite or save the date message. Keep it short and sweet- the goal is to get your guests excited about your big day, not overwhelm them with details. Remember text messages are typically 160 characters - nobody wants to read a long novel that looks like it came from their ex. There are a few different styles of wedding text invites you can send out. There is no right or wrong way! You have to choose what works best for you and your guests.

Full invitation:

This is the most formal way to invite someone via text and includes all of the details about your wedding. You'll need to include the following:

  • Greeting/who the invitation is from
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • How to RSVP

Example text:

'You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Saturday, the ninth of October at half past five in the evening Science Museum 22 Main Street Boston, Massachusetts. Please RSVP to 313-555-1212.'

Invitation with a link to an RSVP form:

Similar to a full wedding text invitation this text needs to include all details about the wedding. A link to an RSVP form is included which can also include details about the wedding. You should include the following:

  • Greeting/who the invitation is from
  • Link to RSVP form
  • Date (optional if RSVP form has details)
  • Time (optional if RSVP form has details)
  • Location (optional if RSVP form has details)

Example text:

'Hi! You are invited to our wedding on May 5th, 2023. Please RSVP at the following link:'

Link to an online invitation:

This is the easiest of all the texts to send. You have to include a short greeting and the online invitation has all of the details. This is the closest to a traditional invitation you can get. Make sure to include the following:

  • Greeting
  • Link to invitation Example text:

    "Hi {name} - its Marty and Laura! You are invited to our wedding. Please click on the invitation for all of the details:"

Send the text invitation!

Now that you've crafted your message it's time to send the text. If you use a service like Text My Wedding you can choose the groups you want to send to, paste in your message, and hit send! It's as easy as pie.

And that's all you have to do to send wedding invitations via text message! You just have to find a text provider, craft the message, and then send the text message. Wedding text messages are becoming more and more popular, so make sure to take advantage of this cost-effective and eco-friendly solution!

About the Author

Maegan Swaniawski
Maegan Swaniawski

Maegan is a millennial living the dream in NYC. While not having found a prince charming yet, she is obsessed with weddings. Outside of spending long nights in East Village (searching for prince charming) you'll catch her checking out the latest trendy bridal boutiques and scrolling the IG for latest wedding trends

Need to keep your guests informed?Text My Wedding allows you to schedule and send wedding text messages ensuring a smooth day.