Check Out These 4 Websites For Free Wedding E-vites & Save The Date Cards!
You might love paper wedding invitations, but E-invites that most people send via WhatsApp/e-mail serve as a convenient reminder and reference for guests. Moreover, these invites are also an eco-friendly option.
For those of us who are on a tight budget (and have some time to spare) free wedding/engagement invitation-making websites can be of great help. Scroll down for details on some of the best websites for digital invitation cards.
It serves as a great substitute to a printed wedding invite. Guests get the card in an email that then opens to reveal a card that 'comes out of the envelope'.
While their paid designs are intricate and decorative, their free design templates are beautiful too— albeit simpler. You can also add stunning envelope liners and stamps too, as well as multiple pages to your card, which means you can have a separate 'insert' for each function—Mehendi, Sangeet, Reception, etc.
They’re the only website that has a dedicated section for Indian wedding invites (although most designs in this section are paid)! Which makes their templates incredibly easy to use. You can even add a Ganesh ji logo onto your card.
On Paperless Post, if you buy 1000 coins at $90, you can send E-invites for about INR 60/card (Which is a lot cheaper than high-end printed invites).
Format of Delivery: It’s an e-invite that’s shared only via email, which also means you can keep track of RSVPs by your guests.
Best For: Save The Dates, Roka or engagement ceremony invite, full wedding cards, bridal showers, bachelor & bachelorette party invitations—they’ve got everything if you want to send an email invitation
Difficulty Level of Creating Your Invite: Easy.
They’re almost as good as Paperless Post, but their free offering is limited to bachelorette party and egagement invitations at the moment.Their free designs are really beautiful, and the online wedding invites section is also brand new. Because it’s a single page invite, you can take a screenshot of the e-vite to share with guests on Whatsapp.
Format of Delivery: An e-invite that’s shared only via email (opens up in a similar way as Paperless Post), which also means you can keep track of RSVPs by your guests.
Best For: Engagement ceremony and bachelorette parties only at the moment—to share via email or Whatsapp.
Difficulty Level of Creating Your Invite: Moderate to easy.
Canva, as well as Adobe’s Spark Post (next on the list), is essentially a website and app that makes graphic designing easy. Of course, wedding invites are one of the things you can create here. But you can’t track RSVP’s, obviously. You can add pages to your invite, which means different inserts for every function.
Their paid designs are slightly better and also affordable, so you can check them out guilt-free. Or you can add everything to a single page.
Format of Delivery: Photo or PDF with multiple-pages (for a complete wedding invite) – that you can send via email or Whatsapp. They also give you a print-friendly version.
Best For: Save The Dates, engagement or roka ceremony, full wedding invites (with single and multiple-pages), destination wedding invites.
Difficulty Level of Creating Your Invite: Moderate to easy, since they have hundreds of templates for everything. From beach weddings to boarding pass invites and even Mehendi ceremony templates + everything’s highly customisable.
Price for Paid Designs: Pay as little as INR 60 for downloading the paid designs without a watermark.
Pro-Tip: Choose a template that has space to write more text if you’re adding your entire wedding itinerary here (Engagement, Mehendi, Sangeet, Wedding, Reception) – best to add all info on a single card.
Adobe’s Spark Post
It’s similar to Canva—has a website and app (only on iOS). But it has only a handful of free Save The Date templates and no easy-to-use templates for Indian wedding invites. It’s basically like an easier version of Photoshop, where you have to create something from scratch, but they have attractive fonts, elements, layout and colour palette combos that makes it easier for you to come up with a decent-looking invite.
However, your design’s creativity is limited by your own imagination. So, those looking for a blank canvas with a little support (from everything except a full-on template), who don’t know how to use Photoshop, will find this awesome. Best part? Everything's free.
Format of Delivery: Photo or animated video, so it can’t track RSVP’s.
Best For: Save The Dates, bridal shower and engagement party invites.
Difficulty Level of Creating Your Invite: Moderate to hard.
Pro-Tip: You can either use their featured templates, or create yours from scratch—which includes finding a background image. Try searching for watercolour, flatlay, flowers and marble for interesting backdrop options for your wedding invite.
Also, try adding effects (super-easy to add!) to your invite and create a cool animated version of it to send to your wedding guests.