When the pandemic hit in 2020, over 92% of couples had to postpone their weddings. As plans rapidly changed throughout the year, it was vital for couples to find an easy solution to keep guests up-to-date. Wedding invitation text messages quickly became one of the best services to support changing plans.
In the past, wedding texts have primarily been used to invite guests and send updates about cancellations and rescheduling. Today, they have many more uses that go beyond text invites. Here are just a few of the many ways in which Text-Em-All can help with your wedding day communication plan.
Get Your RSVPs Quickly
RSVPs are indispensable to all weddings. After all, how can you plan the perfect party if you're unsure how many guests will be attending? On average, couples have to contact around 30-50% of their invitees to confirm whether or not they will be attending, and 10-20% of those who had originally answered “yes” to their RVSP cancel at the last minute.
Thanks to personalized RSVP and wedding invite texts, you can get answers in no time, have an accurate guest count, and start planning your wedding immediately. You can also easily follow up with your guests a week or two before the wedding for confirmation that they will be attending.
Send Save-the-Dates and Invitations via Text
Wedding invitations and stationery can cost as much as $560, which is giving quite a few couples pause about using paper invitations. Are these the most efficient and cost-effective ways to invite your loved ones to your wedding? Absolutely not. Today, sending a wedding invitation or RSVP reminder via text message is quickly becoming more of the norm.
If you're not sure how to word your wedding invitation message, take a look at some of our text message wedding invitation wording examples:
- "We're getting married! Join Chris Smith and Abby Turner as they exchange wedding vows and tie the knot on September 5th, 2022. The venue location is to be determined."
- "Save our date! We're so excited to celebrate with our friends and family on September 20th, 2023. - Love, Chris Smith and Abby Turner"
- "You're cordially invited to celebrate Chris Smith and Abby Turner for their big day on May 28th, 2022. The dress code is black tie optional, and the ceremony will start at 6:00 p.m. We request that the entire family arrives at 5:20 p.m. for family photos."
Thanks to our mass messaging service, you can send wedding invitations in seconds and at a minimal cost.
Make Menu Planning Easy
Planning your wedding menu is always challenging, especially with the average number of guests attending weddings these days hovering near 130. Luckily, sending out a wedding text can help you plan for your guests’ allergies, dietary requirements, taste preferences, and lifestyle choices. All you need to do is create a multiple-choice menu for them to choose from, and voila! No more chasing every single invitee to know what they would like to eat at your wedding reception.
Communicate Your Wedding Plan via SMS
Just under three-quarters of your guests will want to know the specifics of your wedding before the invites are sent out.
Luckily, you can use text messages as part of your wedding communication plan to let them know about your wedding date, time, location, itinerary, and theme. With this information, they can make a more informed decision about whether or not they are able to attend.
Send Out Location and Timings Reminders
As your special day approaches, it's likely that your guests will have answered your text message wedding invitations. However, these invitations are usually sent out six-to-eight weeks before the wedding day. During that time, you can hardly expect your guests to remember all of your wedding’s details. In this case, Text-Em-All mass messaging services can help you send out location and timing reminders closer to the date.
Make Your Wedding Registry Easy To Find
It is undeniable that wedding registries are changing. While in the past it was relatively easy to guess what a couple would want as a gift, the dynamics are changing. A large amount of couples live together before their wedding date, and chances are that they may already have most things they need for their home, self-care, or hobbies.
These days, many couples are opting for a charitable registry, asking for money, or accepting newlywed experiences. If your wedding registry is a little different than standard, you could consider sharing a link to your list via text message. This will make it easier for your guests to choose an appropriate gift and be sure to get exactly what you want.
Share Information About Pre-Wedding Celebrations
Wedding celebrations spill far over the wedding day. Depending on the schedule you've chosen for your special day, you might include rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties, pre-wedding happy hour, and post-wedding brunch.
While you may have gone over the schedule multiple times, and it may even be included in your invitation, your guests might feel lost in such a complex itinerary. Consider using a mass texting service to remind them of the time and location of each event.
Coordinate Transportation and Itinerary
Whether you have planned a local or destination wedding, coordinating itineraries and transportation is always challenging. Via text messages, you can arrange private transportation for guests or remind them of local bus timetables.
Effortlessly Plan Your Destination Wedding
Destination weddings can cost upwards of $32,000, and they can be much more stressful for brides and grooms to organize than a standard wedding. Text messages can help you keep your invitees up to date with all the latest updates. Reminding them of transportation times, the wedding itinerary, and packing lists through mass messaging can help take a lot of this pressure off the couple.
Send Out Emergency Updates
If you've sent your invitees a wedding invitation text, you can use the same channel of communication to let them know of changes in plans and emergency updates. After all, it's likely there will be a change during the wedding, and it's important to keep your guests up-to-date in these situations. Text messages can also be used to communicate cancellations in real-time or share the local weather report.
Customize Your Messages for Your Special Day
Not all the messages you send to your guests have to be packed with important information. For example, a great way use mass text messages is to share details about your love story, create expectations and excitement for your wedding day, and, after the celebration, send thank you notes to those who have made your special day a memorable one.
After all, there is nothing like a personalized text from the bride and groom to make guests feel extra special.
Text Messages Can Be a Wedding Planner’s Life-Saver
Mass text messages are perfect on those occasions when dealing with and coordinating a large number of people is required, and that's why they are so suitable for business and HR departments. For wedding planners, Text-Em-All mass texting services can be an important communication tool to coordinate all vendors and contractors, the catering department, and guests.
Use Text-Em-All for Your Wedding
At Text-Em-All, we have over 15 years of experience as a mass texting service that fits the unique needs of our clients. Whether you are planning a local wedding ceremony, destination wedding, or a large party, our mass texting services are scalable and able to be personalized - the perfect communication tool to streamline your wedding planning tasks and create valuable relationships with your guests.