As the average consumer becomes more tech savvy and spends more of their time online, many companies are moving away from paper invitations for events. While this trend may have started due to the convenience of sending electronically, we are now at a point that going paperless has become instrumental in effectively organizing an event. More than just a time saver, this new breed of digital invitation site offers a complex array of features that give companies the ability to manage their event in a way they never have before. Keep scrolling for some practical reasons why your company should be sending digital invites.

Benefits of Digital Invitations for Business

Offer a Streamlined RSVP Experience

Instant, hassle-free communications are quickly becoming the norm. Your guests will appreciate the streamlined experience of submitting a digital RSVP. In addition, everything—from selecting a meal choice or t-shirt size to downloading an attachment or sending a message to the host—can all be done in a matter of seconds. And as the RSVPs begin to come in, you can access updates on the go directly from the app on your mobile device.

Maximize Your Response Rate with a Straightforward CTA

Aside from your recipient’s appreciation, the modern guest experience provides another big bonus: a straightforward call to action. If you’re looking to maximize attendance for your event, getting people to commit quickly is key. By limiting the amount of additional work your recipient’s have to do (like visiting a secondary website or submitting a paper RSVP card) you’re likely to notice a higher response rate.

Maintain Your Brand Identity

Paperless invites allow you to have complete design control over fonts, colors, and patterns. No detail goes unnoticed, even down to the envelope liner and digital stamps. This limitless customization offers the perfect opportunity for you to integrate your company’s branding.

Increase Your Visibility

There’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a “return to sender” invitation. Email addresses are much easier to verify than physical addresses. Certain services, like Greenvelope, will even verify each email address on your guest list—automatically.

Proactive Reminders

Sending reminders is vital to increased attendance. In fact, TechsyTalk recommends sending both an initial RSVP confirmation and a second reminder closer to your event date. With scheduled auto-reminders, you can eliminate the manual process, leaving you with more time during those critical weeks leading up to your event.

Utilize Built-in Tools for Easier Event Management

Developed with simplicity in mind, many digital invitation services offer a variety of built-in features that make managing your event easier. Companies can now send invitations while also securing an accurate headcount, tagging and linking guest subgroups, collecting meal preferences, and more—all in one place. You’ll find that some offerings are more robust than others. Greenvelope, for example, offers a ton of built-in tools to help you get the most out of going digital.

Professional Invitation Ideas

Whether you’re looking to invite your team to the company retreat, or your clients to the annual gala, Greenvelope invitations offer both style and efficiency. Check out our collection of business invitations, which range from upscale designs fit for formal fĂŞtes to casual digital cards for team outings.

1. Happy Hour Invitations

Design: Llinella

Whether hosting a happy hour for the team to cap off a long week or celebrating the first night of the annual conference, set the tone with a stylish happy hour invitation. For a more formal happy hour, stick to dark hues and simple typography. If you are getting a little playful, find a design to match your theme! From sporty happy hours on the baseball field, to wine tasting in the vineyard, or video games at the office, we’ve got an invitation for you.

2. Grand Opening Invitations

Invite people to join in your grand opening celebration in the ultimate style with elegant and customizable grand opening invitations. With options ranging from ribbon cuttings to open houses and more, Greenvelope offers digital invitations suited for a host of different events.

3. Gala Invitations

Make planning your event effortless with stylish gala invitations that are easy to customize, send, and track. Whether you are hosting an annual gala or a charity fundraiser, Greenvelope’s exclusive collection of elegant gala invitations are sure to wow guests and fill seats.

4. Special Event Invitations

Design: Olivia Raufman

Special once-in-a-lifetime events deserve a special invitation to match. Browse our collection of business invitations to find one that suits your style, upload your own design, or work with our in-house design team to make a completely custom design for your event.

Invite Guests to Your Next Event with Greenvelope Online Invitations

If hosting events is an integral part of your business, make sure you are getting the most out of your invitations (and your time). Greenvelope is here for all your event planning needs with effortless RSVP tracking, customizable designs, and a full-service support team. Whether you want to send invitations for your next corporate event, need a professional save the date, or want to send stunning business cards, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re ready to get started for your next event, browse our full collection of professional invitation designs here.