Evites work great for many kinds of gatherings. I use them myself for less formal events like girls' night out and book club. However, for more important gathering, nothing is better than a printed invitation. It a little present or keepsake that arrives in your guest mailbox that will hang in their house and continuously remind them about something wonderful ahead.
I LOVED the stripe but I had found a cheap green gingham fabric that I wanted to use for tablecloths, so I went with that!
This invitation set the exact mood I wanted for my party and was definitely worth the effort.