Wired Magazine says that Evite sucks and I'm very much inclined to agree. But yet it remains the dominant form of online invitations out there. Well, actually there are other options. And they're hands down better than Evite. I feel like I need to spread the words about these other sites, so...please consider using one the next time you plan an event. Those of us that know there are better options always cringe when we see an Evite in our inbox.
Firstly, Wired suggests using Socializr. It is very straight forward and easy to use. People can RSVP without creating an account and there are tons of cool designs. I also came across Pingg in my travels. I haven't tried it, but it looks pretty darn cool as well. It can even interface with Facebook events. How cool is that?