Let’s Party! Make Sure Everyone Attends Your Event With Invitd

Graduation, open houses, birthdays, housewarmings and most other events have two things in common: They are often times for celebration and merriment, and people have to be invited to a party for there to be one. So how do you invite people to your awesome party?

You can try sending invites through snail mail and maybe get an RSVP before the party, or you can create an event on Facebook and invite all of your friends and be unsure if all those likes will equate to attendees. For Steve Carlton, none of those options had been helpful when he wanted to invite friends and family to events and parties.

As a remedy, Carlton created Invitd, a Fort Worth-based startup, to make the process of sending invitations easy. Invitd makes sending and receiving an invite as simple as adding an event to your phone’s calendar. The Invitd user uses the app to enter the who, what, when and where of the event, add a photo, and send the invitation via SMS to potential attendees.

The recipient of the invitation gets a link to the invite and can view all the details, chooses whether or not they want to attend, and indicates if they are bringing other guests, all without having to download the app. The Invitd user gets a push notification with a response. All that’s left to do is plan and party!

Since its launch in 2014 after testing text-message invitations for his daughter’s birthday party, Invitd has grown significantly, with a million invitations sent using the app and features on many websites, including Netted.

Currently, Invitd is looking for investors and partners, so for more information about Invitd and to download the app, visit the site here.

  • Ateanna Uriri is a journalism major at UNT and currently an editorial intern for Launch DFW. When she is not at school or interning, she works as a library associate for the Dallas Public Library and is an active blerd (Black nerd) with a love for books, particularly the graphic variety, old films and documentaries.

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