Skip Printing & Create Fabulous Digital Invites With Paperless Post
(Thank you to Paperless Post for sponsoring this review. All content and opinions are my own.)
Party planning can be so much work!
Maybe you've spent weeks figuring out the food, the dessert, the activities, the decor, the gifts, then and gotten to the guest list only to realize, "Oh yeah, I need to send out invites!"
If you're lucky, there's still plenty of time to create the cards, get them printed, buy shipping supplies, address them, send them out, and then wait for RSVPs.
But sometimes getting those invites printed just WILL NOT WORK. Maybe it's too last minute, too expensive, or you need critical feedback and RSVP info right away.
If you're feeling a bit behind with sending out cards, I'm so excited to share a way you can send out a fabulous digital invite without looking like everything has been thrown together last minute.
I was recently able to try it out for my son Micah's 8th birthday party. He was so excited to help me choose the design, upload photos, and add dinosaur details which was the theme of his party. I created the entire invite and sent it out in a total of 15 minutes! Within the week, I had all of the RSVP's checked and a few fun comments for him to read.
As I used it, I kept thinking Paperless Post would also be the perfect resource for shower invites, wedding save the dates, or a last minute dinner party with friends.
They offer some free and premium designs on their website. For the paid designs, you'll use a coin system so you can customize your invitation with matching backdrops, add-ons, envelope liners, logos, etc. You can find out more Here about how coins work.
How to Get Started Creating Your Digital Card
Step 1: Decide On Your Invite Design
Honestly, this might be the hardest part of the whole process because there are so many beautiful designs to choose from. You can find cards by really established designers like Rifle Paper Co., Kate Spade New York, Oscar De La Renta, etc.
Step 2: Customize The Card Basics
The next step is to customize all of the basics like backdrop, imagery and text. I love that there's a large selection of font options so you can change up the look of your design really easily.
If you chose a photo card, this is where you'll add those photos. If you chose a design template from my shop, this is where you'll upload the finished design.
Step 3: Select Premium Extras
To make it feel professional and more like a printed card, you can also add some flair to your card or invitation with the envelope imagery.
Paperless Post lets you change the color of the envelope, add a patterned liner, a custom stamp and a few other details to personalize it. (Note: Some add-ons may cost you extra coins, so you'll want to keep that in mind.)
Step 4: Enter Event Details & Add Your Guests
After everything looks great, it's time to enter the event details and actually invite friends and family! It's simple to change the time, date, location of your party and you can put in a quick note to encourage guests to come.
There's also RSVP and Comment Wall features that make it really for you as the host to know who can make it and who's excited to attend. This would also be a great space for guests to comment back on what they'll be bringing if necessary.
Once you've entered all of your guests' emails, Paperless Post will let you know when guests have or have not RSVP'd and also give you the option to send out a reminder. This was so helpful to me and really exciting for Micah to see who was able to come to his party.
Ready to give it a try? You can get started with Paperless Post here or use the app on your phone.