Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Industry Entrepreneurship’

The “New” Greenvelope is Live!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In early 2011 I came across a new online wedding invitation service,, which had recently launched. Founded in his dorm room at Washington University in St. Louis by Sam Franklin, Greenvelope had one mission: to create a formal electronic wedding invitation service that emulated the experience of opening a traditional paper invitation and to help couples “go green” on their big day.

greenvelope logoGreenvelope has gained significant traction since early 2011, and they are well on their way to changing people’s view of electronic invitations.” With over ten thousand hosts using the service, Greenvelope has successfully initiated the green shift in the wedding invitation paradigm, providing users with an easy-to-use and highly customizable digital interface to deliver elegant invitations directly to e-mail inboxes around the world. Not only does the service provide a green, stylish and affordable option to wedding invitations, Greenvelope prides itself in providing the best customer service available, which we all know is important during the weeks leading up to the big day.

One of my favorite aspects of this service is the ability for grooms to stay involved in the process. From the design of the card all the way to tracking of the RSVP’s, the invitation experience can truly be shared with the user friendly interface and cloud based technology. When an account is created, all information is stored on the site, allowing you and your partner to check the status of who will be attending, what people will be eating and any comments people are sharing. Of course, all these features are optional, giving you complete control of your invitation destiny.

The service is not only limited to weddings. If you are not ready to go completely digital, the service is also great for bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners or any other events related to the big day.

To help celebrate the launch of their new website, Greenvelope is offering our readers a 15% discount on any purchase by entering the code “themanregistry” at checkout. (Valid through August 31st).

Greenvelope: Go Paperless With Your Wedding Invites and Save Some Dough

Monday, October 25th, 2010

As a serial entrepreneur, I’m a huge supporter of start-up companies. It takes real guts to go out on a limb and start a company in today’s financial climate — especially with no guarantee of stability in the economy. There’s no shortage of innovative companies on the rise in many industries,  — but what really interests me is discovering start-ups in the world of weddings.

This brings me to Greenvelope is the brainchild of Sam Franklin — a student at Washington University in St. Louis that decided a heavy college workload at a prestigious university wasn’t enough. He also wanted to start a company. I dig that outlook on entrepreneurship and I also dig his idea: a personalized approach to paperless wedding invitations.



Greenvelope provides clients an environmentally-friendly service to easily customize and send formal wedding invitations electronically (via e-mail). They offer three packages — including the free “bronze” package for your Save-the-Date cards.

To help celebrate their launch, Greenvelope is offering our readers a 25% discount on their two most popular packages. Users entering the coupon code “themanregistry” will receive:

  • 25% off the Silver or Gold Package
  • New Package or Upgrade eligible.
  • Good for 3 Months
  • Unlimited Use – Can even be used for multiple events within the same account.
  • VIP support and guidance.
A sampling of what Greenvelope offers..

A sampling of what Greenvelope offers..

Greenvelope is easy to use because it was designed with the user-experience in mind. A few of our favorite features are:

  • No ads! – Greenvelope takes electronic invitations to the next level, by introducing an unexplored level of formality: ad-free wedding invitations. Guests do not see pop-ups, ad banners, or receive spam.
  • Organization – Your guest list will be easy to keep organized with the simple management tools that Greenvelope provides. Users are instantly notified when a guest RSVP’s, and the guest list updates automatically to show any changes.

For the full list of features, click here.

We hope that you’ll check out For further information, you can follow them on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook.


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Readers – what do you think of Greenvelope? Would you consider going paperless with your wedding invitations and save-the-dates? In what other areas of wedding planning are you going green? Let us know in the comments.

Honored by Inc. Magazine and Damn Proud of it!

Monday, July 19th, 2010


Big news today here at GroomsAdvice. Two of the three founders of our parent site, The Man Registry have been honored by Inc. Magazine as members of the ‘Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30‘ list. We’re pumped about the honor and would love for you to check out the feature here.


Calling all LA Wedding Industry Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Attention: LA wedding industry business owners/entrepreneurs. We want to share with you a great networking event that is going on TONIGHT in West Hollywood. It’s called Bloblive and it’s essentially an open mic night for entrepreneurs. can personally vouch for the great people and the great opportunities that lie at Bloblive. Here’s the low-down:

Bloblives are a weekly, city-wide series of ‘OPEN MIC NIGHTS FOR IDEAS & ENTREPRENEURS’ that couple comfort and collaboration for members and guests. In a fun and relaxed environment, entrepreneurs of all stripes can step up and share their ideas with a supportive audience. Bloblive provides the food and the venue while everyone else in the room (and those watching the event streamed live online) offer feedback, advice and ideas for connections. Those who attend bloblives range from those with a dream for a new business, established business owners looking to expand/improve, social entrepreneurs, bloggers, investors and experienced entrepreneurs who want to give back to others trying to find their way.

Some good ink about us in the LA Times,

Bloblive Los Angeles ( Mid-Wilshire/West Hollywood )
April 22, 2009 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Blank Spaces
5405 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles , CA
Doors open and brain-food served at 7:00 PM
Idea sharing and live video streaming begins at 8:00 PM PST

For more info & to RSVP, please visit

Bloblive is the younger sister of, a site where people submit ideas, give and get advice and compete for a monthly $10k prize.

Watch Man Registry Co-Founder Chris Easter at Bloblive LA Tonight!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

BlobLive LA co-founder Chris Easter will be giving a short talk tonight at Ideablob’s Bloblive LA. You can watch live via UStream starting at 7pm PST. You can also take part in the live discussion on twitter by marking your tweets with #bloblive. is an online community where entrepreneurs, small business owners, and creative thinkers can share and grow their ideas.  Each month, they give away $10,000 to the best business idea as votes upon by the community. The Man Registry was a finalist in August ’08.  In addition to the website, they have recently launched BlobLive – a traveling open mic night where anyone  can come and present their business ideas while networking with fellow big thinkers.

In the LA area and have a great idea? Come out and share it tonight at Westwood Brewing Company in Westwood, CA. Food and drink specials start at 6pm PST with the Bloblive show starting at 7pm PST.

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