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Digital invites are growing in popularity as paper is fading out of style. And for good reason: they’re more affordable, eco-friendly, and can’t be easily misplaced like a paper card can. Not to mention, they’re beautiful and highly customizable. While paper and stationery are a little more finicky, you can create pretty much any style or design of e-vite that your heart desires. There are a lot of sites and services to choose from to create your digital invitations, each one unique. Today, we’re sharing some of our absolute favorite services for creating stunning digital invitations!
Paperless Post is one of the biggest, most well-known evite services out there with over 100 million users. With Paperless Post, you can create cards, flyers, and invitations, with tons of categories and thousands of gorgeous preset designs to choose from. They offer exclusive partner collections with unique designs that you won’t find anywhere else.
With Paperless Post, you can upload CSV contacts and export guest lists, as well as collect and view RSVPs and track email opens and bounces. With flyers, you can add stickers, GIFs, text effects, your own photos, etc.
They have also partnered with Paper Source to provide paper versions of their digital designs, so if you want to create handheld paper cards or invites, you can do so!
Evite is the OG digital invite creation service. It was launched way back in 1998 and continues to be one of the go-to sites for all things social-planning. Evite’s website isn’t the sleekest looking, and it almost appears as if it hasn’t undergone much updating in terms of design since it’s conception in 1998, but it still gets the job done. And the fact that you can create and send digital invites for absolute free is kind of unbeatable. However, they do offer Evite Premium and Evite Pro for those who need to accommodate much larger guest lists or need professional event performance analytics tools.
Evite Premium is a pay-per-event service that allows an ad-free experience for guests, the ability to add logos and custom branding to your evites, as well as offering event performance analytics so that you can collect and track data for your event. Evite Pro offers everything that Premium does, but as a yearly subscription allowing you to send unlimited invitations for up to 2,500 guests per event.
Punchbowl is a popular, membership-based digital invite service that is more geared towards kids and children’s events and parties. However, they do offer many other categories of invitations such as Weddings, Baby Shower, Professional, etc. This service appeals to the younger crowd due to their wide selection of popular characters from kids’ tv shows and movies, with designs featuring Mickey Mouse, Moana, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, Spider-Man, Trolls, My Little Pony, and many more.
They do offer a 7-day free trial and a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the service.
Greenvelope’s whole shtick is their dedication to creating a positive online experience for digital invitation creation so that more and more people will turn to online invites and save more trees, time, and money. And we’ll say, we think they’re succeeding! Their goal is to deliver elegant electronic invitations by capturing the experience of opening a traditional printed invitation. And, they donate a percentage of every sale to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains a 1.5 million-acre landscape situated in the Pacific Northwest!
Aside from having a kickass mission, they’ve also got great service. You can upload your own custom design or use one of Greenvelope’s beautiful, modern presets. Each invitation allows you to personalize a matching digital envelope, liner, & stamp and comes with RSVP tracking.
While Minted is more well known as a purveyor of printed goods, they also offer digital invitation services! And, like Greenvelope, Minted has an awesome mission: theirs lies in supporting independent artists and those who do not have representation with traditional retailers. Minted is unique in that it sources creative content from independent artists from around the world, then sells the best content — which is voted on by customers — directly to consumers in the form of art, home décor, and stationery. Minted allows artists to not only get paid for their work, but also to learn, gain exposure, and build their businesses.
Because Minted sources directly from independent artists, you can be assured that you are getting unique, one-of-a-kind designs that will make your digital invite stand out amongst the crowd and wow your guests!
The choice is yours
We probably didn’t make your decision any easier — all of these sites are amazing and offer stunning designs and awesome features. We highly suggest you take the time to visit each site and peruse through the designs to see what you like. At the end of the day, it’s all about the aesthetic you’re going for, and you’ll know your perfect invite when you see it!