Tired of being overwhelmed with hundreds of event related emails clogging up your personal or work inbox? Greenvelope comes to the rescue with our new messaging center. Now any messages emailed by your guests are organized conveniently within your Greenvelope account. You can reply directly from within your account and keep track of new messages to keep important event information from slipping through the cracks.
- Receive account notifications for “New/Unread” messages.
- Reduce your email inbox clutter by receiving and responding to all messages within Greenvelope.
- View an entire timeline of the history for each guest (ie: when card was sent to guest, if card was opened, when guest responded, and messages sent and received).
- Send and keep track of who responded to group messages.
How will this affect your account?
- You will now have a conversation thread on the event page instead of a contact host link. This can be disabled from the Event page options.
- You will now have an ongoing conversation thread on the RSVP confirmation page. This can be disabled from the RSVP page options.
More Messaging Features Coming Soon:
- Send and receive attachments, which will all be stored on your account.
- Add guest auto-fill personalization (name, company, etc.) to group messages.
Click here to access your messaging center once logged in to your account.
We are thrilled to venture into an exciting new baby market – many thanks for the suggestions from our loyal customers. Greenvelope is now offering tastefully created and current style,baby shower invitations and announcements. With our spinning envelope animation, we know you will WOW your recipients while saving time, money, and trees.
Click here for a sample or start browsing designs.
View a Sample
Browse Baby Shower Invitations
Browse Birth Announcements
We look forward to expanding our designs and categories based on YOUR suggestions. What events would you like to see next?
Until Next Time,
Sam at Greenvelope dot Com
For the first upgrade of 2013, we are excited to unveil our new envelope builder. Envelopes are important, as they are the first interaction your guests have with your invitation. The new envelope builder allows many different customization options to ensure the envelope is a perfect compliment to your invitation.
Customize the Envelope Color and Lining
Customize the Font Style and Stamps
Choose an Envelope Size
We’re looking forward to an exciting year and have many new features in the pipeline. Up next, we will be launching a new line of Baby Shower and Baby Announcement templates. We will keep you posted…
We are happy to announce that Greenvelope is the first online solution to fully integrate a beautifully crafted electronic invitation with the ability to securely sell tickets and collect donations from guests! Click Here to Learn More.
Sample Ticketing Information Section
Sample RSVP Page
Click Here to Learn More.
Need help promoting your business event?
You may not have an email for every guest that you wish to invite. Therefore, Greenvelope has a “public” registration option that allows you to share your invitation, event page, and RSVP page through a “public” link. Using our tools you can share this link on Facebook, Twitter, on your website, in your newsletter, etc.
How to Enable Public Registration:
Step 1. Log in to your account and go to your event.
Step 2. Click the “Create” step.
Step 3. Click the “RSVP Page” section.
Step 4. Scroll Down to the “Public RSVP / Registration” sub-section and turn the feature on. Choose your desired settings and then click “Save All Changes” at the bottom of the page.
How to Share Your Page:
Step 1. Once you have enabled Public Registrations by following the above directions, you are ready to Share your public links. First, go to the Send/Share step.
Step 2. Click the option to “Show public sharing,” which opens the three sharing options:
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Twitter
- Copy a Link (You can share the link on your website, blog, newsletter, etc.)
We have some very exciting news! We have just implemented a revolutionary Refer-A-Friend program that benefits you, your friends and the environment in a BIG way! Here is how it works:
We are incredibly excited about this new program because we know it will have a BIG impact. Imagine if 10,000 current Greenvelope users, advocates, supporters, earth warriors referred 1 friend through this program:
- We could save 1,000,000 pieces of paper (assuming average event is 100 guests)
- We would donate $10,000+ dollars to help conserve and restore greenways
- We would encourage 10,000 individuals to enjoy the outdoors and support REI’s commitment to protecting and restoring our recreation areas
- We will raise awareness leading to a greener future to over 1,000,000 people.
Sustainability is a core component to the business decisions we make, which is why we decided to implement this referral program. We encourage you to participate in the program and join us on our mission to create a greener planet. We look forward to a more sustainable future!
Click here to Refer-a-Friend!
Congratulations! You have officially tied the knot (in eco-chic fashion of course) and now it is time to say thank you to all your wonderful guests. While we know this can be a daunting task, Greenvelope Thank You cards will certainly help stay organized and save time (money and trees too!). The most common questions in regard to sending thank you cards are 1) when to send them and 2) what content to include. Here is the scoop:
When do I send them?
For the big day, it is recommended you do not send them any later than 6-8 weeks after the event. If you are sending thank you cards for a bridal shower however, it is recommended you do not wait more than 2 weeks. Remember to always send two separate thank you notes for you wedding and your bridal shower, even if they are to the same person. Now that we have timing down…the content comes next.
What do I write?
The biggest piece of advice we can give in regard to writing thank you cards is be genuine, express gratitude, specifically mention the gift, and thank them for attending the wedding. It is nice to mention in the card how you will use or enjoy the gift. This demonstrates your appreciation and shows you truly care.
If a guest gives you money, it is important to thank them for the generosity without mentioning the specific amount. You may want to share what you will consider buying with the money, but do not feel obligated to do so.
If a guest did not give a gift it is still important for you to send them a thank you card for attending. It is also considerate for you to send thank you cards to vendors as they also helped make your big day special and memorable.
Have questions about Greenvelope Thank You Cards?
While we touched on the etiquette aspect of thank you cards, we realize you may have questions about Greenvelope Thank You cards themselves. While we have a large and robust knowledgebase you can browse, we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have. We are confident Greenvelope will save you time and stress (money and trees too!) while making your guests feel appreciated. We sincerely appreciate your support of our product and mission, and for that WE THANK YOU!
As wedding season has arrived, we thought it would be an opportune time to conduct some research on some fun and insightful wedding ideas. What began as fun research project soon turned into a discovery of interesting, humorous and weird wedding facts. They brightened our day so we couldn’t help but share. We present you with 10 fun little wedding tidbits, enjoy!
- The longest wedding dress on record was 515 feet long!
- Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed 300 pounds.
- One man has been the best man at over 1000 weddings…which is the record to date.
- Word Marriage Day is the held on the second.
- It is estimated that about 26,000 couples get married every day in China.
- A game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over led to the custom of tiered cakes.
- One of the largest weddings ever took place in Jerusalem with an estimate 50,000 guest.
- It was thought that the vein in the fourth finger on the left hand led directly to the heart, which is why engagement and wedding rings are worn on that finger.
- In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock.
- In the 1500’s, most people got married June because they would take their annual bath in May and still smell pretty decent around the wedding.
We hope you enjoyed these fun tidbits! Feel free to share any fun facts that aren’t on this list in the comment section.
Director of Business Developement
Greenvelope is committed to providing its customers with an environmentally friendly alternative to paper invitations while still providing an elegant experience for hosts and their guests. While using Greenvelope is an easy and great way to help our planet, there are many more things we can easily incorporate into our lives that collectively can make an even greater impact. A small individual commitment multiplied by a large community is what ultimately creates the BIGGEST change. This concept is neither new nor complicated, but we often don’t even know where to begin. For this reason, we are providing 8 easy tips on how to live a greener life.
- Turn off Your Computer at Night: As much as computers do for us, shutting off your computer when you are not using it can save an average of $90 a year in electricity.
- Turn down the Thermostat: for every degree you lower your thermostat, you can save between 1% and 3% of your entire heating bill.
- Pay Bills Online: Just like saving paper, postage and delivery fuel costs when you use Greenvelope, The same can go for enrolling in online bill paying options.
- Eliminate 75% of unsolicited mail: You can stop 75% of unsolicited mail by registering on the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association website ($1 dollar fee). On average, 100 million trees and 28 billion gallons of water are used to send junk mail.
- Carpool: One car on the road is obviously better than two!
- Wash your laundry with cold water: 90% of energy used in washing machines goes into heating the water.
- Print on Two Sides: If you have to print paper, make sure you print double sided. Annual paper use in the U.S. alone is 4 million tons. We can reduce that!
- Turn off your car when you are waiting: Idling your car for more than 10 seconds wastes more gas than is needed to start the engine. Overall, the US wastes 2.9 billion gallons of gas while idling.
We encourage you to try at least one of these and see how you feel. If it comes easy, challenge yourself with another, and another, and another. Before you know it, these will become routine. Not only do these tips save the planet, but they also help you save money! Greenvelope is committed to creating a greener planet and we hope you join us in our mission.
Adam Brazg (email@example.com)
Director of Business Development
In this crazy, fast-paced world of technology, everything is changing constantly, and weddings are no exception. Here are five ways that technology has changed the wedding process:
1. “So… how’d you guys meet?”
More and more commonly, the answer to this question is “online.” Dating sites like eHarmony and Match.com have record numbers of users. Even couples that don’t meet online keep in touch through Skype, AIM, facebook, Twitter, and many other online methods that would have been unthinkable 10 or 20 years ago. There are positive and negative components to these services, of course, but the bottom line is that, in a multitude of ways, romance has gone wireless.
2. Wedding Planner Software
Gone are the days of brides to be running from dress shop to bakery with their overflowing 40 lb white binders under their arms making them walk lopsided in their high heels. Products on the market such as iDo, Smart Wedding, and Marziplanner have reduced the stress (and paper waste) of the wedding planning process by putting it all in a computer program.
3. Digital Photography
Used to be you’d have to hire a professional photographer for your wedding who took pictures with a film camera. Then you’d have to order prints, and if your friends and family wanted prints, you’d have to order reprints by taking the negatives to a store. Digital photography has changed that. Now you receive a CD from your photographer from which you can make unlimited prints, put the pictures into a digital frame, and even make a “WEDDING!” album on Facebook.
4. “Just google it!”
How did people possibly find wedding venues before google? How did they find a caterer? A florist? A photographer. Across the board, google has made information MUCH more readily available to us, which means it has made wedding information more available as well.
As you can see, these technological developments in the world of weddings, to a great extent, save a) time b) money and c) paper. Now you can add Greenvelope.com to the list. My commitment to delivering the most elegant electronic invitation service by emulating the experience of opening a “traditional” printed invitation creates an online time/money/paper saving solution to ALL your wedding invitation needs.
I sincerely hope you will consider using Greenvelope for your wedding “save the dates”, invitations and/or thank you notes, in addition to the florist you found on google and the perfect spouse you found on eHarmony.