Trend Alert: Free Website to Invite Guests to Your Event

August 12, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
A recent market trend has been observed, in which websites are used for the purpose of announcing and organizing events. Traditional methods of inviting guests to events with paper invitations sent via snail mail are gradually being replaced with more modern, high-tech channels.

Whether it's a grand opening of a new store or venue, a live performance, a family celebration or a charity event, the event can be organized and promoted in a much faster, cheaper and more effective way with a website. Posting a link on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites is a great way to spread word of an event like wildfire.

Enter - free online software that enables users with little to no technical experience to create and publish high quality Flash websites.

Wix founder & CEO Avishai Abrahami comments: "This new trend of creating event websites fits in perfectly with the Wix philosophy…users are advertising events with beautiful, free websites - saving their time and money for the event itself."

Users gain instant access to the Wix website builder, and can make a free website for an event simply by dragging and dropping items such as text, pictures, music, RSVP forms, Google maps and calendars, photo galleries, links to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and other fun and useful widgets. Wix hosts user websites for free under the Wix URL, and several premium packages are available for users who wish to gain full domain ownership.

Weddings have emerged as a popular niche among users of the Wix software. Brides and wedding planners can easily upload photos, add a Google map to direct guests to the venue, and provide links to gift registry lists. Polls can even be added through a special widget, so couples can invite their guests to vote on the selection of food and music.

Bride and groom Kiran and Khyati used the free website builder to make a unique and versatile site for their Bollywood-style wedding. Visitors to this creative and highly personalized site can click on clip art to read about the couple's story, watch a video of the engagement, and send congratulations via a comment form.

Abrahami says, "As this trend continues, we expect to provide users with more features suited to event websites." It will be interesting to see what this revolutionary start-up company cooks up next.

Wix is funded by Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. The company was founded in 2006, and hosts over 4.5 million websites worldwide. For more examples of free Flash websites built with Wix, visit