10 top Evite alternatives for 2024

Whether you’re planning an event for 25 attendees or 2,500, you need the right tools to manage your event effectively. Many event planners and hosts turn to Evite, a popular online invitation and RSVP management platform.

For many years, Evite enjoyed a sizable slice of the market share among digital invitation platforms. Founded in 1998, it’s one of the oldest providers of digital invitations, and it’s still going strong.

However, it’s not the only option by a long shot. Here, we round up 10 of the best and most popular Evite alternatives, including some powerful event planning platforms.

Evite overview

User Interface of Evite on a Laptop

Evite’s top-rated features include its user-friendly interface and a varied selection of template designs to match an assortment of functions and styles, according to user reviews from sites such as G2 and Capterra. Evite’s tools let you reflect the appropriate tone and represent your preferred branding or style through its collection of templates, themes, and customization settings. You can even import photos and videos to your invites.

Evite also lets you track responses to see who has RSVP’d for your event, allowing you to better plan your activities. Users also give Evite high marks for its customer service.

If Evite’s free plan doesn’t meet your needs, it also offers paid Premium plans, priced according to the number of invitations you need. Packages range from $17.99 for up to 12 guests to $99.99 for up to 750 guests. There’s also an annual Pro plan for $249.99 that comes with unlimited access to Evite’s premium products.

Reasons to consider alternatives to Evite

Despite its popularity, Evite does have some drawbacks that might make you consider alternatives. Some users have reported technical issues, such as slow loading, and others find the navigation confusing.

Evite is also strictly digital. Some platforms allow you to create and include QR codes on printed paper invitations, which may be more appropriate for some events. Additionally, since Evite relies on email for delivery, response rates can be influenced by recipients’ email client settings. Invitations can easily end up in spam folders or get overlooked in a cluttered inbox.

Evite’s free plan also offers fewer features than the paid levels, which is to be expected for freemium services like Evite. Many users find it more suitable for personal and informal events than for corporate B2B occasions. For business use, you may want to explore alternatives to Evite.

10 top Evite alternatives to consider

Fortunately, there are many Evite alternatives available. We’ve rounded up 10 of the top Evite alternatives below.

1. Jotform

Jotform handles your online invitation needs through its set of diverse tools that work seamlessly together. Choose from among 20-plus invitation templates that you can customize to suit your specific needs. You can add and remove fields, change fonts and colors, and more.

Alternatively, you can design your own invitation with the drag-and-drop form designer. What’s more, Jotform also offers a PDF Editor that you can use to create fillable PDFs. Your invitees can then view and respond to your invitation seamlessly, no matter where they are.

Jotform Tables allows you to easily track responses to your invitation. You can even create your own free online invitation app — no coding skills required.

Plans and pricing

Jotform’s Starter package is free for a single user to create up to five forms, with a maximum of 100 monthly submissions and 1,000 monthly form views. For higher limits on forms and submissions, choose from three paid subscriber tiers. The Bronze package is $34 per month (billed annually) for 25 forms, with 1,000 submissions and 10,000 form views per month. The top-tier Gold package costs $99 per month and offers 100 forms, with 10,000 submissions and 1,000,000 form views per month. If you need enterprise-level access, request a custom quote.

2. Airmeet

User Interface of Airmeet

Airmeet is a digital event platform that lets users create, organize, and manage branded events. It provides analytics to help users effectively engage prospects and encourage them to attend events. This is especially useful for building your funnel and converting attendees into customers or clients. Airmeet covers all aspects of online webinar and event management, ensuring that you stay on top of your timeline.

Plans and pricing

Airmeet offers four different packages for different types of events. You can also take advantage of a free account that lets you reach up to 50 attendees per event and provides access to email templates and basic data reports. The Premium Webinars package costs $167 per month (billed annually) for 100 attendees per event (although you can scale that up for additional fees). Airmeet also offers a Virtual Events package and an “All in Suite” plan for enterprise-level tools.

3. Canva

Canva Landing Page

You may already be familiar with Canva, a robust, free-to-use tool for creating and editing digital images. Canva gives you access to beautifully designed templates, or you can upload and edit your own graphics. You can use these same tools to design your own email invitations as well. You can even print them out for special occasions that require a more formal touch.

While it doesn’t come with the event registration and management tools that some of our other Evite alternatives offer, it does give users relatively straightforward and easy-to-use ways to create, customize, and download or share a beautifully designed invitation. Canva’s versatility and variety of designs give users the ability to tackle invitation design from scratch or build on an existing graphic.

Plans and pricing

Individuals can use Canva for free, with access to the site’s user-friendly, drag-and-drop editor, over a million professional template designs, and over three million stock photos and graphics. Free users also have access to Canva’s generative AI for writing and design.

Individual users who need access to premium templates and designs can take advantage of Canva Pro for $119.99 per year. Canva Pro grants users access to 100 brand kits for more precise control over visual branding elements and access to 24-7 customer support, among other benefits. There’s also Canva for Teams for $159.99 per year per user and Canva Enterprise for organizations.

4. Cvent

User Interface of Cvent

Cvent’s comprehensive event management software bills itself as “an event tech platform for in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences.” If you’re just looking for a quick, good-looking digital invitation, Cvent might be more than you need. If, however, you want a full-service platform to help you plan, manage, and analyze registrations for your company’s events, Cvent is worth a look.

Users like Cvent’s data reporting tools, with many indicating that its analytics are one of Cvent’s best features. An intuitive interface, straightforward navigation tools, and gentle learning curve also get high marks in independent reviews. Cvent will help you plan and manage every aspect of your event workflow, leaving you free to focus on increasing attendance and improving the attendee experience.

Plans and pricing

Cvent’s pricing structure is based on two components: an annual license fee and a per-registrant fee. You can request pricing quotes on the company’s website. Cvent also offers a free trial, so you can see if it adequately meets your specific needs.

5. Eventzilla

User Interface of Eventzilla

Eventzilla is another one-stop shop of event management tools. While specific features depend on the plan you choose, you’ll have access to solutions for registration, marketing, and communication tasks and workflows. Eventzilla offers payment processing as well as onsite ticketing and registration, plus mobile check-in for in-person events.

You can also use Eventzilla to create a website for your event, generate and nurture leads for your attendee list, and promote your event on social media. The platform also provides data dashboards and reporting, so you can keep a close eye on what’s working and optimize your efforts for future events.

Plans and pricing

Eventzilla offers a flexible payment structure to users. You can elect to either pay up front or as you go. It offers Basic, Pro, and Plus plans. At the Plus level, users pay 2.9 percent plus $1.50 per registration for additional features, including custom domain support, multiple currency support, and advanced analytics, among other tools.

There’s also an annual pricing option for enterprise users, with quotes and demos available upon request.

6. Greenvelope

User Interface of Greenvelope

Greenvelope focuses strictly on beautiful, well-designed online invitations for any occasion. You can add your own images — and even music — to your invites. While the service focuses mostly on invites and announcements for personal use, it also offers dozens of business-related designs.

You can also use Greenvelope for RSVP tracking. The site lets you see open rates as well as “yes” and “no” responses and survey responses in real time.

Plans and pricing

Whether you want access to invites for a single event or for unlimited events, Greenvelope charges according to the number of people in the mailing. For example, if you’d like unlimited mailings, you can choose from three levels of access, which cost $125/year for up to 50 people per mailing, $225/year for up to 150 recipients, and $375/year for up to 250 people per mailing.

Single-mailing users can send invites to up to 60 people for $59, up to 80 people for $79, and up to 100 people for $99. You can also take advantage of a free trial period to test out Greenvelope’s features and see if it’s enough to suit your invitation needs.

7. Paperless Post

Paperless Post Landing Page

Paperless Post gets high marks from users for its response-tracking functionality and visually appealing templates and designs. The platform offers collections of attractive templates created by professional designers. You can also upload your own designs and customize existing themes with your own image and video files.

Plans and pricing

Paperless Post uses a somewhat confusing pricing structure that’s based on Coins, the site’s virtual credits. Currently, Paperless Post charges $12 for 25 Coins and scales up to $120 for 1,000 Coins. Envelopes, envelope liners, backdrops, Premium invitation cards, and user-uploaded logos cost extra. Then the per-invitation price is multiplied by the number of people you’re inviting.

8. RSVPify

Landing Page of RSVPify

As its name might suggest, RSVPify provides a comprehensive suite of tools for event management, including digital invites, registration, and response tracking. Users can select from a wide variety of predesigned themes or templates, many targeted to specific seasonal or holiday occasions. You can then customize your design to reflect your branding, color scheme, and other preferred styles.

Plans and pricing

The RSVPify pricing structure starts at $19 per month for personal events and $39 per month for professional events, with custom pricing for enterprise clients.

You can also manage ticket sales to an event with paid admission for 1.95 percent of the price of each ticket sold, plus $.90 per ticket. Try out any level of access for free to make sure RSVPify is aligned with your needs.

9. SignUpGenius

User Interface of SignUpGenius

Whether you’re looking to recruit volunteers for a service event or build your attendee list for a multiday corporate event, SignUpGenius offers robust tools for nonprofits, schools, and businesses. In addition to sending out invitations, you can take advantage of group messaging, a simplified signup process to encourage attendance and participation, reporting and analytics tools, and tools for payments and donations to increase revenue. The site also offers a host of support resources, from video tutorials and online FAQs to priority email and telephone support for premium users.

Plans and pricing

SignUpGenius offers premium access for as little as $8.99 per month. For greater access and more advanced design options, you can choose the Gold plan at $22.49/month or the Platinum for large-scale events at $44.49/month (all billed annually). You can try out SignUpGenius’s design and registration tools in a free trial or choose the free plan if you’re managing smaller, more personal events.

10. Whova

User Interfaces of Whova in Different Devices

Whova is an all-in-one event registration and management platform with a suite of tools to help you control every aspect of your event planning workflow. You’ll find a host of solutions — from easy online registration to powerful marketing tools — to help your event succeed, whether it’s a small in-person conference or a huge multiday webinar.

Whova also provides access to an easy-to-navigate, interactive digital event brochure for your attendees with an interactive map of the venue space, a personalized agenda, document sharing, and custom branding. Whova offers robust customer support, including a response within 30 minutes on business days and access to support on both weekends and holidays.

Plans and pricing

Whova’s registration tools are free for free events. For paid events, the site’s registration tool is available at a fee of three percent plus $0.99 per ticket, which you can pass on to registrants. For the full event management platform, you can request a price quote here.

Photo by Matheus Bertelli

A journalist and digital consultant, John Boitnott has worked for TV, newspapers, radio, and Internet companies for 25 years. He’s written for Inc.com, Fast Company, NBC, Entrepreneur, USA Today, and Business Insider, among others.

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