Last updated: March 30, 2023
There are many different platforms you can use to share the details of your party.
These include Facebook, Paperless Post, Splash, Evite, Mixily, and more. They all make it easy to create an attractive information page about your event.
As of February 2023, my favorite service and the one I recommend to my friends is Mixily. See an actual event invite I've used here. The Mixily home page features virtual events, but don't be deterred: the have a completely free product which works great and has zero ads or spam. My second favorite recommendation is Partiful and this is what Gen Z is mostly using now in New York City.
|Mixily||Super simple setup|
No ads, no spam
Works great on mobile
|Less custom and fancy designs|
Smallest of all listed services. Most have never heard of it
|Easiest to set up and RSVP|
Easy to share reminders
Guests can connect with each other
|Less attendance as guests might not see your event and reminder messages|
Too informal for work events
Some people don’t use Facebook
|Paperless Post||Variety of fun party templates|
New free Flyer product is fast and easy
Good mobile app
|Sometimes invitations and messages go to spam|
Certain features require a paid account
|Evite||Well-known, established brand for events|
Good for families. Allows RSVPs with number of adults, children
|Tons of advertisements on your RSVP page|
Sometimes invitations and messages go to spam
|Partiful||Tons of theme and effects to choose from|
Easy to set up
Covid-19 Safety Settings
Send guests auto-reminders
|You have to create an |
account and enter your phone
number to RSVP which might
cause less attendance
New and Other RSVP Platforms
These are new platforms which I haven’t reviewed yet, but have heard great things about:
- Luma: Free forever plan, supposedly a great UI. Referred to me by Alex Zub (this guy). He said: “I like it 10X better than Mixily.”
- Partiful: People in their early 20s like this! Partiful focuses on text message communication. I found the design distracting, but loved how they hide the details until you RSVP. I don’t like text messages for my style of longer reminder messages (with Guest Bios).
- Hobnob: My friend Sean Oliver likes Hobnob a lot. I wrote a brief comparison article: Evite vs Hobnob.
Best Practices for Each Platform
See my full list of Mixily settings here.
See my full list of Partiful settings here.
Check out these great featured images that you can use when you create your own RSVP page to get your guests excited!
One of the many reasons that I don’t like Eventbrite are the automated emails. For example, 48 hours after your party, Eventbrite will send a survey like this to all of your registered guests:
I’ve found that the engagement rates on these default emails are very low and they are rather annoying to guests. Be sure to disable it! If you want to send a post-event survey, read my advice here.