How do you e-vite?

August 9, 2011

You know why I love electronic invitations (aka e-vites) instead of paper invitations? I bet you’re thinking it has something to do with the environment, right? Nope. Sorry. Not this time, girls. I love e-vites because I can’t lose them. When someone invites me to come party, all the details are right there on my smartphone instead of buried under papers on my desk. Whoever invented the e-vite is a genius! Of course, I do like the fact that e-vites are eco-friendly, too.

The popular evite.com is great. You’ve probably used it to invite friends to a New Year’s Eve bash or received an invite to an end of summer Luau from the well-known site. Their invitations are fine – functional and versatile. But, I find they’re a little lacking in high style, and even when sending invitations online, this girl wants to be stylish.

I know, I know!  Form must follow function, but I discovered an electronic invitation site that gets it right with both function and from – beautiful, stylish form. I’d be awfully selfish if I didn’t share this with my gal pals and loyal readers.

Paperless Post has beautiful invitations for just about any occasion you can think of – parties, weddings, showers, benefits, and more. They also have fabulous save the date cards, thank you cards, announcements, note cards and greeting cards – some created by first rate designers.

Personally, I’m fond of the designs from bluepoolroad. The designs are both fresh and a bit classically retro at the same time. I’ll definitely be using these hip e-vites for future soirees.

Now, sometimes a girl’s got to pay for her style, and Paperless Post isn’t completely free. Your first 30 or so invitations are free, but after that you’ll need to buy “stamps” to send invitations ($5 for 30). Creating custom cards can cost a little, too. It’s still less expensive than traditional paper invites. I love that this eco-friendly and budget friendly party invite site leaves me with more mullah to spend on great food and drinks for my guests.

Have you made the switch from paper to electronic when sending invites to your BFF’s?