The Nicest Online Invitations for All Your Wedding-Related Events
There are a few reasons why you might want to switch out paper for online wedding invitations. For example, if you've had to set a date last minute and are worried physical stationery won't make it out on time, e-invites could save the day. That said, before you fully commit to going digital, you should consider the perks of traditional stationery too. Some companies offer rush print and delivery services for a small fee. And when it comes to RSVPs, The Knot Invitations offers full compatibility with our wedding websites. Your guests can still quickly confirm their attendance digitally (and you won't have to worry about their invites landing in junk mail). Your matching website is also a great place to put information you don't want to (or don't have time to) print out.
E-invitations might also be for you is if you're planning an eco-friendly celebration—but don't rule out paper stationery just yet. More and more businesses are offering products made with sustainable materials like recycled paper. That way, you can still send out eco-friendly invites without compromising on traditional invitation etiquette. Another popular option is to mail physical stationery for the wedding and digital invitations for pre- and postwedding parties.
One more thing that really sets wedding evites apart is the cost—they're often much more affordable than their paper counterparts. That said, there may be other ways to save on your wedding that'll let you have your cake and eat it too. After all, paper stationery is a stunning memento you may want to hold onto. Of course, if you're planning a less formal event and aren't too moved by keepsakes, electronic wedding invitations are the way to go. E-invites will give your guests a feel for exactly what to expect on the day, whether it's a casual bachelorette brunch or a small backyard wedding.
If you've weighed the pros and cons and decided to go with email invitations for some (or all) of your wedding-related events, you've come to the right place. We've listed the best online invitation websites below that'll let you get designing right away.
You probably already know you can buy paper invitations on Minted—but did you know it has a gorgeous selection of free, customizable online invitations too? Whether it's a casual cocktail party to introduce your respective families, the bachelor/ette bash or the rehearsal dinner, Minted digital invites will give any prewedding event a touch of elegance. We especially love the celebratory sparkle of this modern black-and-gold rehearsal dinner e-invite. Shopping for Minted wedding invitations? You can get yours printed on recycled paper.
Chryssi Tsoupanarias for Minted Line Art rehearsal dinner online invitations, free for a limited time, Minted.com
Like we said, paperless wedding invitations are a great way to keep things casual. This rustic wedding shower e-invite will warmly welcome loved ones to join the celebration. If you're on the hunt for something a little more formal, Evite also has plenty of sophisticated designs that are deserving of your big day. Choose from a selection of free and premium options that'll take you right from your engagement party to the day-after brunch. Plus, if you're planning a virtual event, you can enable a video chat feature (or add your own video chat link) to each wedding Evite. That way, it's easily accessible for even the least tech-savvy guests.
Evite premium bridal shower invitation, from $15, Evite.com
Every detail of your Greenvelope online invitations—text, colors, patterns and envelopes—is customizable. You can even choose the envelope liner! The icing on the cake? A portion of every sale goes to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains forests. If sustainability is your reason for going paperless, these might just be the best online wedding invitations for you. What's more, they've got tons of unique and trendy designs like this stunning watercolor wedding e-invite. (Psst, check out the matching save-the-dates and thank-you cards!)
Milk and Marrow Riverbed animated invitation, from $39, Greenvelope.com
Another super-affordable option for online wedding invitations is Etsy. This fun and glittery bachelorette party e-invite is sure to grab your guests' attention. It comes in the form of an editable PDF template that's easy to complete. Once you've filled in all the details, you can email a bachelorette party invite to every member of your crew—the limit does not exist.
Oh! Happy Printables digital bachelorette invite, $7, Etsy.com
5. Paperless Post
Want to send online invitations and print a few as keepsakes (or to mail to your grandparents)? Depending on which design you choose, Paperless Post lets you print your digital invites too. Best of all, they offer a wide array of beautiful designs thanks to collaborations with brands like Kate Spade New York, Rifle Paper Co., Oscar de la Renta and Venamour. They've also got a chic selection of invitations if you're going online for your big day too.
Paperless Post Leaves of Gold invitation, from $10, PaperlessPost.com
Punchbowl offers an inexpensive subscription service that'll give you access to plenty of cute and casual paperless stationery, from online wedding e-cards to electronic rehearsal dinner invitations. Their online wedding invitations also come with handy RSVP tracking, so you can easily stay on top of who's coming. This fun bachelor party e-invite will instantly jazz up guests' inboxes (and make the best man's duties a piece of cake).
Punchbowl Tuxedo bachelor party invitation, from $6 per month, Punchbowl.com