The web is a powerful tool for the bride-to-be. You’re scouting out photographers and florists while connecting with your bridesmaids on Facebook; you’re reading blogs for ideas and inspiration, and you’re talking with other brides on message boards as you look forward to the big day.
Why not let the internet revolutionize the way you share your announcements, too? We represent xtraxtra.com, a new website for announcements and events. Postings are free and instantaneous, and you can share your news with all of your favorite communities.
Why post online? Here is a “bouquet” of reasons…
It’s Cost-Effective: These days it’s easier than ever to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank, so why go into debt to share the news of your wedding? Most newspapers charge a hefty fee to publish, and many stationery stores have prices that would make a Trump blush. Creating your milestone online is often a big money-saver, and with some sites, it can be completely free. The money you save could go towards your wedding dress or perhaps the photographer you thought was out of your price range.
It’s Shareable: New technology has made it easier than ever to share your important news. Rather than publish your announcement in multiple newspapers and mail out dozens of cards, you can use online announcements to make things easier. Create your announcement online and share it via Facebook, Twitter, and all your other favorite sites with the click of a button. xtra xtra also lets you import contact information from your email address books, so you can easily send your milestone to friends and family members’ inboxes.
It’s Instantaneous: Newspapers typically have a publishing waitlist, and that means your announcement might not be published until months after your wedding. Writing out addresses on envelopes takes a significant amount of time and energy. Typing up your announcements and clicking Submit? That only takes a handful of seconds, and the result is on your screen in just a moment. You can then link friends and family to the announcement you just created without waiting.
It’s Eco-Friendly: This important day in your life shouldn’t shorten the life of the planet, so don’t let your announcements be part of the problem. Imagine sending 200 paper announcements in 200 envelopes- that is a lot of paper! Now imagine creating an announcement on your computer with pixels instead. Paper eventually gets tossed, but a digital announcement lasts forever. It just makes sense (and it also makes cents, as it’s cost-effective!).
It’s Customizable: When you use the web, there are no space restrictions or templates. Newspapers will make you use their guides for your announcement, and there’s only so much room on a small card. Use the web to add pictures, video, and personality to your announcement, and use your own words to share the news about your special day.