With the internet at our disposal, invitations are no longer a strictly a signed, sealed, and delivered affair. Here’s a look at the most popular online invitation services Lifehacker readers use to create and coordinate their party invitations.
Photo by Jim Empler.
Pingg (Web-Based; Basic: Free/Plus: $US10)
Evite (Web-Based; Free)
Evite is one of the oldest virtual invitation services around, having opened their doors way back in in 1998. The service is completely free and includes customisable invitations, automatic reminders and RSVP, and party-planning tools—like tools for calculating your food and alcohol budget. Evite’s strongest selling point—besides the widespread adoption that comes with being an established service—is the simplicity of guest list management. Guests reply by indicating yes, no, or maybe (along with a note explaining), and the master guest list reflects the changes in an easy to read fashion. Evite has no option for paper-based invitations nor a premium model.
Facebook (Web-Based; Free)
Google Calendar (Web-Based; Free)
Want to share a little personal experience with your favourite invite service? Let’s hear it in the comments.