Are you looking to create one of our Free invitations? We'll provide the instructions to do that below!
But first, let's talk about our Free invitations, what they look like, and what features they include.
All of our invitations are labeled as "Free" or "Premium" in the gallery.
All of our Free offerings allow you to create an invitation with a beautiful design, as well as receive/manage RSVPs, and use host tools like polls and what to bring lists. Guests will see ads based on the event type you select.
Now, let's get started! First, let's choose a design! You can choose a template 1 of 2 ways. Either using our "Invitations" category menu at the top, or the "Create Invitation" button.
Once in the gallery, select a "Free" invitation of your choice by clicking it once. From there, you will be able to enter your invitation's details. Let's take a look at the details page below:
a. Required Fields: You must enter the event title, event type, host name, and event date/time.
b. Non-required fields: You are not required to enter a phone number, location name, or address on your invitation. (If you choose to not enter a phone number, the 555-555-5555 you see will not be present on the live invitation.
c. Hosting Tools: You can create a "Poll" or a "What to Bring List" to engage your guests even further.
d. Message from Host: You can use the Message from Host to write a personal message to your guests and add any additional information or details for your guests. (i.e. "No gifts." "Park in the back", etc.)
On the details page, you will also see "Additional Options" where you can adjust your RSVP Style, enable or disable the gifting option, or add a donation widget through Evite Donations, powered by Pledgeling. If you are not using Premium, you will get a prompt to purchase the upgrade to remove the gifting. There is a charge to disable this feature. After you've entered your event details and have adjusted the "Additional Options", click the green "Continue" button to proceed.
On the Add Guests page, you will be able to add your guests and edit your guests' settings.
a. These are your contact import tools. You can use these buttons to import contacts from another Evite account, Gmail, or from a CSV.
b. Use this text box enter the email addresses/mobile numbers of your guests.
c. After you've added your guests, you can click the green pencil beside their name to edit how their name appears or click the red "x" to delete them. A guest name is required to send the invitations.
d. Click "Save and Send Later" to save your invitation as a draft or "Finish & Send" to send the invitation to guests.
e. These are your social share links. You can use the Facebook or Twitter buttons to share on those social sites, or you can use the shareable link to share.
f. These are your guest settings where you can adjust invitation options for your guests.
Once you send your invitations, you will have the option to upgrade to the Premium Experience. The Premium Experience includes an ad-free experience, ability to upload a custom logo, and event performance analytics. The price for the upgrade depends on the amount of invitations sent. If you do not want to upgrade, click on "Skip" in the top right corner.
After you've finished and sent your invitation, you will receive this confirmation page.
As always, you can feel free to reach us HERE if you need assistance or have questions.