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Web Design \ AUG 29th 2013

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

You’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime event and you want to make sure that everyone invited will be counting the hours to the your shindig. In addition to booking an amazing venue and taking care of the entertainment, you want to be able to attract people’s attention with an exciting invitation.

With Wix, you can create an online invitation that will not only grab your audience’s attention, it will also make it easier for them to prepare for the event. Online invitations are not only fun, they are also very practical since they can be integrated with many tools that people use on a daily basis.

Let’s get down to business. Here are 6 steps for creating the perfect online invitation:

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

1. Choose Your Template

There’s a whole variety for you to choose from, so you should go for the design and style that best fits your type of event. You can go for something classy or something edgy, a layout with a large background or a very minimal layout. Or If you’re planning a wedding (congrats!), you can choose together from these wedding website templates.

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

A wedding or party Invitation Template can give you a good base but you can alter any template you desire

 2. Get Them Interested

Use all the tools Wix offers you to make your invitation as tempting as can be. Add photos of the venue, of the performers or the catering. Write a short description of what’s going to take place and make it sound like it’s too good to put into words. Use content that appeals to your audience – both in images and in text.

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

 3. Set Up an RSVP Form

If you are limiting the number of participants or need to know how many people will be attending your event, an RSVP form is the best way to keep track of that. But even if you don’t need this information, an RSVP form can add a prestigious vibe to your event. You can also increase registration numbers by declaring that the first 100 or so guests to RSVP will get a discount or a free drink. You can use this form builder app directly in the Wix editor to create your RSVP form.

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

 4. Link to Add Excitement

Use external links to get guests hyped up for the event. You can add links to the venue or to the venue’s Yelp page. If you have musicians performing, link to their Soundcloud profiles to give people a taste of their music. You can link to personal websites or to Facebook accounts of other types of performers. And don’t forget to link to the catering or alcohol service that you booked – that’s what most people want to know before attending an event.

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

 5. Add Map and Directions

If you want to make sure that guests will make it to the event, you need to make sure they know how to get there. Help your guests by adding a Google Map to your invitation. If there’s public transportation nearby, make sure you mention all the details.

How to Create a Gorgeous Online Invitation to Your Event

Invitation ready? Check out these quick tips:

  • If your event is not intended for a public audience and you want to keep it private, make sure your invitation will not appear on search engines.
  • If your event is public, make sure you add social buttons to encourage people to share it and invite their friends as well.
  • Before you publish the invitation and send it out to friends, double-check that all the forms are properly working and that all the information is correct. You don’t want to send people to the wrong party, right? :)

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