I have blogged about evite in the past and now I have to mention it again.
Traditionally people organize events by sending emails to everybody, having private one-on-one conversations for specific things, and at the end, if it is a big event, you don’t know who is going, who is bringing what etc…
There are several online tools that help you out when organising events. The most notable is evite, but there are many others, like mypounchbowl, and other more niche doing specific things like doodle (simple but efficient to decide a specific time) or aimado (if you want to charge for the event/concert or whatever).
Evite, if you have used it through time, you know is a headache with tons of advertising, spamming you often and even you it is powerful because it let you create lists of things to bring to a meeting, for me it is not an option. In fact there is plenty of ads free clones/alternatives like Socializr and Anyvite, and even a site for alternatives.
If most of your friends are in Facebook, then you can organize an event with facebook, it has the familiar interface and it is pretty good.
If you want to try something new, then try paperless post, a with a nice design with visually stunning results.
Paperless Post does not accept advertising.
Paperless Post makes its money through pricing units called “stamps.” If you buy a batch of 20, they’re 20 cents each; if you buy 300 or more, they’re 5 cents apiece. It takes one stamp to e-mail each invitation. (Using a special “envelope liner,” which looks like the ones in a stationery store, requires a second stamp; affixing a photograph to each invitation requires another.)
Even if you add every conceivable extra to your stack of online invitations, the cost of each remains tiny, measured in nickels.
If Paperless Post succeeds in persuading hosts of wedding parties and other formal events that its e-mail invitations are the equal of printed ones, its future seems bright indeed. This is where the company’s initial efforts are concentrated.