Evite

April 24, 2008

For those who are truly stuck on technology (like myself), here is an electronic invitation site that I recently used to invite people for my son’s birthday party called Evite. It is simple to use and provides you and your guests with the information they need. For the planner, it is 3 steps:

  1. Choose a design
  2. Enter the information (Location, time, host, message, etc.)
  3. Enter the guest’s email addresses and send.

Now these instructions are based on me pushing buttons and using no tutorial, so they are probably a little rough around the edges, but it is clearly easy to use.

I have previously used the Event tool in Facebook, but still had to email people on my guest list who were not members of Facebook, so it meant two different places to look and not everyone checked their Facebook often enough to respond in a timely manner. Evite sends the invitation to their email, which most people check fairly regularly and as the “host”, you can check a  box to receive notification when someone replies and can view your invitation status at any time to see who has viewed the invitation or update the details.

Check it out.  I would be interested to know if you have used other sites like this and what their benefits are.