No matter what kind of party you are planning, you can easily design and send free invitations online using one of many invitation creation websites available. With the email addresses of your guests, you only need to select an existing template or create your own design using personal photos uploaded from your computer. Options such as virtual envelopes, e-mail reminders, map driving instructions and RSVPs are also available.
Create a free account with an online invitation website such as Punchbowl.com, Smilebox.com or Evite.com by providing your name and e-mail address.
Search the free templates available for the appropriate invitation type and style. For example, if your party is for a child's birthday, search that category and select an invitation. If you want to design the invitation from scratch, choose the link to customise your own. You can then upload your favourite photographs, create colours and designs available on the website or a combination of both.
Complete your invitation by listing the party time, location and theme. Indicate if gifts are desired and how many additional people can accompany your invited guest. Provide the name of the host and her contact information, and select the RSVP option so guests can let you know whether they will attend the party.
Save and review your invitation for accuracy. Enter the names and e-mail addresses for the guests you want to invite. Choose the optional virtual envelope for an added touch. Add a link to an online map with driving instructions for guests needing assistance.
Select the option to have your guests sent a reminder e-mail the day before the party. Be sure to check your e-mail inbox for RSVPs and guest questions.
Indicate if the start and stop times for your party to insure everyone knows when to leave. This is especially helpful if you have rented a public space for the occasion.
If you have not received a response from an invited guest, send him a personal e-mail and make sure the invitation didn't end up in his spam folder.