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10 Online Invitation Evite Alternatives

Go paperless—send invitations online!

Go paperless—send invitations online!

Here are links to the best online invitation websites. Try them out and see which one you like the best!

  • Evite
    Evite is the biggest online invitation website around. They have custom invitations, photo sharing, and RSVP management. However, a lot of people don't like Evite because it's hard to RSVP as multiple people or change your log-in email.
  • Punchbowl
    PunchBowl has a tool that helps you pick the perfect date for your party, automatically sends out your invitations, manages all your RSVPs, and allows you and your guests to share Flickr photos and YouTube videos after the party.
  • Manvite
    ManVite was created with men in mind. You won't find any girly invitations here. The options to send are things like "Drink Beer," "Watch Sports," "Poker," "Bachelor Party," "Cougar Hunting" and more.
  • Celebrations
    Celebrations creates both online and traditional paper invitations, which they will print, stamp, and mail for you. It also manage your RSVPs and your guests can use it to share their photos after the party!
  • GoodInvitation
    Has from many different themes and templates, and there's no limit for how many free invitations you can make. You can also create a Movie Trailer Invitation, where you choose the words and the end result is voiced over like a real movie preview!
  • Rundavoo
    Rundavoo is an app that allows you to suggest dates and times to your guests, and lets them weigh in on the best time. It also has a feature for booking table reservations at restaurants.
  • Sendomatic
    This site makes animated invitation cards for parties and events, but is also a go-to spot for all elements of party planning. In addition to invitations, you can work out a budget, get ideas, and peruse party supplies and gifts through the site.
  • Intellivite
    These online invitations are perfect for recurring events, co-ed events, pickup sports, online gaming, and much more. Intellivite allows you to create discussions, poll your friends, and search for events in your area.
  • SignUpGenius
    This is a great site for organizing potlucks or other group events that require everyone to pitch in. Guests can RSVP and sign up online.

Invitation Services that Use Paypal

Here are the online invitation services that allow guests to pay for events with Paypal.

AnyVite: The fee-per-ticket to use the Anyvite ticketing service is $0.99 plus 2.5% of the ticket price, with a maximum fee-per-ticket of $9.99. The Anyvite fees are completely separate from fees charged by PayPal.

PunchBowl: There is no charge to collect PayPal donations, and you can even do it with a free account.

Sendomatic: Only standard PayPal charges apply.

Is Facebook a Better Evite?

In my own network I've noticed more and more people rely on Facebook to invite people to events. Most people are already signed up for Facebook, and if they're not you can send an invitation to their person's email address.

The big advantage of Facebook is that you don't need to sign up for a new account on a new website. Instead, just use the Facebook account you already have. You can also customize your Facebook event with a picture and location, and your guests can talk to each other in the event's timeline.

Questions or Comments about Online Invitations or Evites Alternatives?

Nicole on April 28, 2015:

Anyone had experience with Whoozin? I just tried to set up an event today and it took SOOO long for everything to load. I'm afraid my guests will run into the same problem. I am planning a memorial service and do not have email addresses to send the e-vite to. Thus I am looking for an online RSPV service that I can just link to. I plan to post the invitation on Caring Bridge, Facebook, and send out some emails. Any suggestions for whether I should continue with Whoozin or try something else with this feature?

jasper on April 14, 2015:

didn't read all the comments but i wish you're article would describe is prices and ad-free options

noniwang on May 23, 2014:

You forgot to include Greenvelope.com! It's one of the fastest growing digital invitation companies specializing in large events such as weddings and corporate events. You can upload your own template, images, logos, and music! There's RSVP tracking, Google maps integration, calendar integration, and more!

Spacer10 on October 21, 2013:

www.organizeok.com much simpler and easier to use and has separate email invitations with RSVP functionality for repeating events, calendar. Also you can copy events. I choose and recommend it.

anonymous on September 04, 2013:

You have to add whoozin.com to all those lists. It's still fairly new but its awesome! So easy to use and it's completely free! Best RSVP Website on the net.

celureantech on August 27, 2013:

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Can anyone comment on what they would think is the percentage of kids (5-12) & (13-17) yrs, who utilize online event planning services/platforms to plan events/parties?

Kabodler on August 21, 2013:

Hello.

Have you heard of Kabodler? it is an on-demand event management platform and online software provider that permits you to buy, sell or redeem smart tickets to events that subscribers have listed. These tickets may include digital media and/or a physical promotion.

Smart tickets don't just provide you with entry to an event, they are designed to distribute media, give away promotions and collect valuable data.

Hope you find this useful - to find out more information visit our website at www.kabodler.com

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

Evite designs are awful and almost no customization is available. They don't know when that option will be available. Their choices are too specific and without customization, it's pretty amateur. Purple Tail customization is much better, although I've had problems with people not receiving the invites.

anonymous on July 19, 2013:

@anonymous: Yes, Punchbowl does this.

anonymous on June 18, 2013:

Does anyone know of a site that disables the "maybe" option? I hate having that option because lots of people can't commit and it makes it really hard to order food for a big party. The site I like most (Pingg) doesn't allow it. Evite allows only to change the "maybe" to something else, but not to eliminate it.

anonymous on June 06, 2013:

Hi Shauna,

Have you tried the New EventEve.com ?

I am sure it will help many to have your view on the new EventEve here.

Thanks for all the wonderful lenses you share..

anonymous on April 02, 2013:

You should definitely try whoozin.com for online invitations and RSVP. It's pretty new... and it's free. No ads like Evite and your members don't have to be in Facebook to add them.

anonymous on December 16, 2012:

@anonymous: very professional and it sends email. it has pay for event use via paypal and android app to allow users to display ticket to event without printing.

anonymous on December 10, 2012:

went to events-x.com and got an immediate alert with high severity from Norton about a mass injection attack.

anonymous on December 02, 2012:

Can any of these sites allow an invite that shows the same event but option of various location and time and they choose?

anonymous on November 29, 2012:

Any experience with Eventbrite? It isays it integrates with some other services like Mailchimp.

anonymous on November 05, 2012:

www.invity.com is good wedsite for sending online wedding invitations.check this out.free registration.

shauna1934 (author) on October 19, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for sending this information. I'll be checking them out! (never tried them).

anonymous on October 19, 2012:

www.Intellivite.com is a new site that works great for my recurring poker tourney. It also lets me poll guests to determine the best day of the week to play.

Jogalog on October 18, 2012:

Me and my friends always use Facebook. I didn't know about the other sites.

shauna1934 (author) on October 08, 2012:

@elyria: What's scary is there used to be at least double this many - but most of them have gone under in the last few years.

elyria on October 06, 2012:

Wow, I didn't even realize there are so many alternatives to the famous evite!

shauna1934 (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: You might try SmileBox.com. They allow you to upload songs to your invitations (and videos too). But it requires you to install a desktop application

shauna1934 (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: PurpleTrail and Punchbowl both allow you to send out invitations for recurring events.

shauna1934 (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: There are several sites that have PayPal integration. I know Evite and Sendomatic both have this feature. I'm about to go through all the services to see if there are any more that do.

shauna1934 (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: I hope someone from Evite reads this message!! :) Maybe they'll implement your suggestion.

shauna1934 (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: That is really good information to know. Thank you for sharing.

WriterJanis2 on September 23, 2012:

Very useful info.

getmoreinfo on September 21, 2012:

This is a great idea for Design Your Own Online Invitiation, I will have to check out evites alternatives too.

anonymous on August 24, 2012:

@anonymous: I'm pretty sure Punchbowl has this feature

anonymous on August 24, 2012:

@sharilyon: I think Punchbowl has this feature.

sharilyon on August 20, 2012:

@anonymous: have you found a solution to this issue? It seams like a no brainer that evite would offer this, but they don't and I haven't found a site that I like that does.

anonymous on August 19, 2012:

@anonymous: I am looking for the same solution...did you find one?

anonymous on August 14, 2012:

we play football every wednesday and the old evite had an option for recurring events. unfortunaty i couldn't find the same option in the new evite, does anyone know if they still have it or know about another site that has ? many thanks

sharilyon on August 13, 2012:

Has anyone found a online invite site yet that will allow multiple admins? I want to be able to create the invite and then allow my customers to enter their e-mails without giving them my log in info.

sharilyon on August 13, 2012:

@anonymous: Have you ever found a site like this? This is exactly what I need!

anonymous on August 09, 2012:

Is there a site which I can send a custom invitation and have guests pay on pay pal (or similar site) for a fundraiser? Free! Open to all ideas I am new at this!

anonymous on July 27, 2012:

I just spent 2 hours loading email addresses (and editing them) into Evite.com. Then I hit a wrong key that sent me to a different website, and all my addresses were lost (naturally, I was nearly finished). Why can't Evite.com automatically save as you go when creating an address book?

anonymous on June 24, 2012:

Is there a site that I can create an invitation and NOT have guests RSVP and see everyone else see who is invited"

anonymous on June 21, 2012:

I have used Purple Trail twice now. Great designs and it shows up in the email, but probably 20% of my recipients never received the invite. Perhaps this is a function of having the invite embedded? Not sure, but that is problem enough that I'll go back to using evite.

anonymous on June 07, 2012:

I am on a committee to plan a class reunion. Is there a site where I might be able to add the school's fight song or alma mater to the invitation?

anonymous on May 27, 2012:

@anonymous: Yes, try EventEve.com (http://www.eventeve.com). In the Guest List, you'll find the options to show the Guest List ('All, 'Yes only', ...etc.)

anonymous on May 25, 2012:

@anonymous: I used the evite myway site to create and evite, but now I can't get back to make any changes or add new users...I think they are not supporting this function:(

anonymous on May 25, 2012:

Can anyone think of a way to collect RSVPs and make only the "Yes" responses public, but not the "No" ones? We'd like people to see who IS coming, to encourage them, but don't want them discouraged by the number of No's.

anonymous on April 30, 2012:

@anonymous: pingg.com does

anonymous on April 12, 2012:

Does anyone know an evite site that tracks options and responses? I'm organising a hen weekend in 3 stages that people can opt in to as many as they want to. Many thanks!

anonymous on April 09, 2012:

Anyone know of a free (or cheap) site that will allow multiple administrators? I want to be able to set up the party, but allow someone else to add guests as needed. Does such a creature exist outside of Facebook?

anonymous on April 07, 2012:

If you want really unique designs, you need to find a niche design site with a style you like. The big sites are just too generic.

One I love and have used multiple times:

www.inviteted.com

Small range by comparison, but great designs.

anonymous on April 02, 2012:

@anonymous: Try the 100% free http://www.eventeve.com

Currently, they allow you to send invitations to up to 300 guests. If you send a request to increase the invitations limit to support@eventeve.com for your event, they will.

Wish you a gr8 event!

shauna1934 (author) on April 02, 2012:

@anonymous: Hey thanks for posting your thoughts!! I love getting to see what other people like best!!!

shauna1934 (author) on April 02, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for the note. I didn't know that it cost now.

shauna1934 (author) on April 02, 2012:

@anonymous: You can do that with Facebook. Also maybe http://www.eventeve.com/info/features#ew

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

I am currently planning my college graduation and will be sending out PAPER invites however I am looking for a site that offers RSVP service only. I tried using Evite.com and that was horrible and I also tried using eventbrite.com which wanted me to set up tickets and other things that were not necessary. I am just looking for some place to add all the people I want to come into a list and then they can come on the website and RSVP to my graduation. Does such a thing exist?

anonymous on March 26, 2012:

Purple Trail is NOT FREE. I tested it and you need to pay to become a member and then you can send as many evites as you want at no extra cost.

anonymous on February 29, 2012:

Is there a site that allows me to use a jpg of an invitation I created myself? I just want to use a site to send out the invitations and track RSVPs

anonymous on February 19, 2012:

@anonymous: Did you find Cocodot??

It's the BEST!

anonymous on February 19, 2012:

I am having a Barbeque (we live in Hawaii, where it is possible all year round!). I tried ALL the sites listed here, and liked Cocodot the BEST. The designs are fun, and I like the amount of design leeway that they give the user. You can add text, change the color of the text, make it larger, smaller different, etc. GREAT SITE - thanks for the recommendation, I NEVER would have found it!!

desa999 lm on January 29, 2012:

Nice collection of ideas on this topic.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on January 18, 2012:

Very useful! After all we live in the digital era. Thanks for great info!

anonymous on November 27, 2011:

@anonymous: To be specific, when you are creating an Invitation in www.EventEve.com, you have to choose the Event Type as 'Public' and there you get the option 'User Response - Required / Not Required' which means display RSVP section / Do not display RSVP section. Hope it helps...

anonymous on November 27, 2011:

@anonymous: EventEve.com provides the option to create an Invitation webpage with / without the option to RSVP. For more customization requirements you can write to them at support@eventeve.com. They try their best to provide best of services...

seosmm on November 27, 2011:

Very nice lens!

shauna1934 (author) on November 27, 2011:

@anonymous: The Facebook event ap allows you to invite people, and allow them to invite people (if you turn that feature on) but it doesn't require an RSVP. People can say yes, maybe, no or nothing at all.

anonymous on November 26, 2011:

Is there a site that allows you to simply send invites but NOT have an RSVP component? We have aa yearly open house with lots of folks incited and we do not want folks to rsvp or feel that they need to pre-plan.

anonymous on November 22, 2011:

One huge flaw with Evite is that you cannot change your email address or add one once everything is set up. This has been an ongoing problem for over two years and continues to be. Yet their support team quite dishonestly implies that it is just temporary and it will be fixed soon. My email address that I use with Evite is being shut down so I am now hooped. Either I re-enter everything including contacts if I want to continue using Evite or search out a new invitation website. Personally, I am not going to give Evite a second chance if they can't deal with this simple problem right now because I don't want to wind up in the same position again.

uticketit on November 08, 2011:

Hi, gr8 lens, very informative, keep up the good work.

integraljim on November 03, 2011:

Thanks for the helpful consolidated listing! One question... do guests have to register to RSVP in socializr? It is marked "no" in the above matrix, but I cannot find a way for a guest to RSVP without registering and logging on to socializr. Has this perhaps changed since the listing was created? Thx.

-- Jim

anonymous on October 31, 2011:

Great to have this information; are there any sites besides EventEve.com that handles potluck? Also, with RSVPs that indluce the number attending? That is an important concept and I can't find the feature on Evite or Punchbowl.

anonymous on October 31, 2011:

@anonymous: Evite allows comments for people who have RSVP'd; any of the guests can read them.

anonymous on October 17, 2011:

A couple more to add to the list are cocodot and paperlesspost.

anonymous on October 07, 2011:

This is a a great resource for the event planning community. I didn't see www.anyvite.com listed. It's wonderful..Very easy to use with nicely organized event pages/features. I've hosted many successful events with the anyvite platform.

anonymous on October 04, 2011:

Is anyone else tired of template based invitations? Isn't there a simple one that lets me just simply add a photo without the ads and without being so slow!

anonymous on September 01, 2011:

I was looking for a site where I could link where we are registered and have a place for friends that can not attend to leave advice or best wishes to us. Do you know of any that complex?

shauna1934 (author) on August 30, 2011:

@anonymous: I just realized that EventEve is the same as Socializr!! Thanks for letting me know and I"ll update this page!

anonymous on August 19, 2011:

Another new website for sending and managing online invitations is http://www.EventEve.com Found it extremely good for sending & managing potluck parties. It is absolutely free and includes event details in emails. Guests don't need to register to RSVP, participate in Poll or choose an item to bring for potluck.

shauna1934 (author) on August 04, 2011:

@anonymous: Great question. A lot of these services have free versions of their evites and paid versions that are ad free and have more features. Pingg has PinggPlus and Punchbowl has a Plus membership that also gives you ad free ecards. It all ends up boiling down to whether ads are a distraction to your event or not. If you think a vendor ad might take away from your event (like a wedding) you might do better to pay for a membership to one of these sites. Let me know if I can be of any more help.

anonymous on August 04, 2011:

I'm confused about these "free" e-vites. Whenever I go to a site it appears there will be a cost for the invitation. I'm looking at glosite, pingg, mypunchbowl and evite. I'm not very good at technology. We're doing e-vites for a wedding that's taking place in 4 1/2 weeks so I need to get this done! Help? Suggestions?

natashaely on June 24, 2011:

Really helpful page, lots of info and added to my favourites! Thanks

97Percent on June 08, 2011:

If you are looking for a little more heavy-duty functionality (like for seminar or large meeting), you could also check out RegOnline. They include a http://www.regonline.com/__event-registration/free... event website which is fully-customizable with HTML and Javascript

anonymous on April 11, 2011:

I am looking for an evite-like site that allows me to setup events/invites for other people so that *they* can manage them, but I do the legwork. Obviously, it would be silly to give someone *my* login so they can manage their own invite, etc.

The purpose is so that I can include an online evite-like link on the invitations I design for others.

Has anyone seen anything like this? Thanks!!

shauna1934 (author) on April 09, 2011:

@anonymous: Yes, many of the online invitation sites do that now (even Evites.com does in their custom invitation creator). Know for sure Enclude.com does too.

anonymous on April 08, 2011:

I want to add my own personal jpg invite graphic. Which one lets me to do that???

UKGhostwriter on March 15, 2011:

Fantastic lens!!

shauna1934 (author) on February 24, 2011:

@anonymous: Hey thanks great info. It's been a while since I've gone through and updated all the online invitation features. Appreciate the information and will update.

anonymous on February 23, 2011:

This is one of the only reviews of e-invite sites I could find on the Internet... Thanks for getting it started. The table could use some additional details and updates. For instance, Pingg's limit is 75 and is not ad free (unless you pay). Guests do not need to register on Pingg to RSVP and event details are in the email. Some sites are limited by geography as well. I am in Canada and Socializr does not work here as it validates the address when entered. Adding a column for International use would be helpful.

anonymous on February 17, 2011:

Great lens, Thanks for sharing.TASKey.com

shauna1934 (author) on January 08, 2011:

@anonymous: You might be looking for a professional event planning service like http://www.eventarc.com/ or http://doattend.com/ or http://www.event-planner.net/ where you can set up payment, etc. Maybe I should add a section to this page... Thanks for writing.

jackieb99 on January 02, 2011:

Hey there, thanks for the very helpful lens!

anonymous on December 14, 2010:

I'd like to find a system that is fairly easy to use, allows you to keep an address book, handles more than 1000 invites, allows sound embedding (voice or music), has an RSVP that can alphbetize, and allows guests to pay in advance via PayPal....all without charging a high monthly fee.

anonymous on December 03, 2010:

Hi, I just want to share...

I made a new online (cartoon) wedding invitation site, (www.vidiyan.com) it is in Bahasa Indonesia.

I made very suitable for Indonesian people, but maybe not for another country.

Maybe you can visit and give your opinion... this is the sample http://vidiyan.com/romeojuliet

Thank You.

shauna1934 (author) on November 22, 2010:

@ShamanicShift: Yep, some of these offer print and online versions too.

shauna1934 (author) on November 22, 2010:

@anonymous: Yes, you can do online invitations with CoCoDot and add an MP3 with your voice recorded. You can do print invitations for a fee.

ShamanicShift on November 21, 2010:

It is great to look over these alternatives to paper invitations. I guess these won't pass for the best etiquette, especially for weddings, but I say "Do what you like -- & let like."

anonymous on November 17, 2010:

@shauna1934: Thank you for the quick response. Does http://cocodot.com/ allow us to send an online invitation (evite). It is giving option to get a print. Please advise.

shauna1934 (author) on November 17, 2010:

@anonymous: I think madeit.com used to do this, but I just noticed that they seemed to have fallen off the planet. You might try http://cocodot.com/ - I haven't tried it myself, but they do have the ability for you to add your own music, so if you do a voice recording you should be able to upload voice audio as well.

anonymous on November 17, 2010:

Do you know if there is a site that allows me to add voice to my evite??

lasertek lm on November 10, 2010:

I haven't tried using online invitations yet. It is good to know the best sites to use though. Definitely will come handy one of these days.

shauna1934 (author) on November 05, 2010:

@PavelHayat: Your the second person to recommend events-x.com... I'll add them to this page. Thank you!

shauna1934 (author) on November 05, 2010:

@anonymous: Jean, so sorry you had to do that! Thank you for coming back to comment. I've updated this page with the info on Socializr. Hopefully it will help someone else from wasting their time like you did.

anonymous on October 24, 2010:

after typing in 1111 email addresses into Socializr for our office Grand Opening Open House..all to former clients, Socializr sent a message that the limit is 1000 to prevent "spaming". I wish the site had a warning window that had popped up when I had gotten to my limit of guests.

Other than that, the service had a lot of features I liked.

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