The RSVP form builder is used to create a custom RSVP questionnaire form for guests who come through your wedding website to RSVP online. Once a guest RSVPs, their responses will be automatically stored inside of the guest list manager under each guest’s individual guest entry so you can easily refer to it.
The RSVP form builder is also where you can add additional events to the RSVP process, like the rehearsal dinner or recovery brunch the following day.
To add another event, you click on the “Edit events” link which brings up a panel where you can click on the “Add new event” link. From here, you can choose to make it a private event and select the guests who are invited to each specific event so only those guests will be able to see and RSVP to it.
You can also choose whether you’d like to include any +1’s and children to these additional events as well.
If you disable the “Private event” option making it a public event, it will allow any guest who comes through your wedding website to RSVP to that event so just keep that in mind.
And if for any reason, you’ve decided that not everyone is invited to your wedding ceremony, which we also call the “Main event”, you can click on the “Our wedding” event and disable “Collect attendance from guests” and create a new “Wedding Ceremony” event as a private event where you can choose the specific guests who you’re inviting.
By disabling the option to collect attendance from guests for your wedding, guests will automatically skip the will you be attending our wedding question, and be directed straight to the events they’ve been invited to. I hope that makes sense!
Now after you’ve set up the events you want your guests to RSVP to, you can also customize the questions on the RSVP form by clicking on the “Edit questions” link.
The only question that we have hereby default is asking your guest if they have any dietary requirements. We highly recommend keeping this question so you can quickly share this information with the caterer as your wedding date approaches. If you don’t ask it here, you may end up spending a lot of time having to contact each guest and asking them so this is a really great way to get that information right away.
There are all of these different types of questions you can ask, and when you click on any one of these, you’ll see some example questions that may be relevant to your client's wedding.
For example, a Yes/No question may be, would you like to take our shuttle to the venue? So your client will get an accurate headcount of the number of guests who will need a ride and help them book the correct shuttle size.
If you don’t like the default wording we use in the RSVP form, you can customize the verbiage of the RSVP form by clicking on the “Edit wording” option which will give you these text fields to override the existing wording to create the RSVP in your own tone of voice!
And finally, when you’re ready to enable the RSVP form to start collecting responses from guests, you can click on the “RSVP settings” to Enable RSVPs.
Depending on your preferences, you can allow anyone who visits the website to RSVP or restrict RSVPs to only names on the guest list. More often than not, couples choose to restrict their RSVPs to their guest list to make sure only the people they really want there to RSVP, but that’s totally up to you. If you don’t have limited seating or if your culture has really large scale weddings and don’t really have guest lists, you may want to enable RSVPs for “Anyone who visits our site”
Depending on how generous you are with +1’s, you may want to allow all of your guests to bring a +1 so that option is here, but if you want to be more specific with who you’re giving a +1 to, you can do this by assigning them one through the guest list manager. More often than not, our couples fall into this category.
The Guest details section is where you can choose which details you want to collect from each guest who RSVPs; their email address, phone number, household address, and their dietary requirements. This is totally up to you, but asking for this information here can save you a lot of time if you’re planning on sending Thank You cards after the wedding and when you need to share dietary preferences with your catering team.
The next part is the RSVP reminders. This is used to gently nudge any last-minute RSVPers who haven’t RSVP’d by your RSVP deadline.
You can enable the “Send reminder emails” option to send out a friendly reminder to any guests who haven’t responded by the RSVP deadline. From my experience, anytime an RSVP reminder is sent out, the couple will usually get back all the remaining RSVPs within 24 to 48 hours!
The RSVP link here will take visitors directly to the RSVP form so they can go through the process of RSVPing, and if you want to send a QR code to your guests instead of the URL, this is where you’ll be able to find it!
Now once guests start to RSVP on your wedding website, you’ll be able to see the responses that have come through under the “Responses” section and the “Summary” section will give you an overall breakdown of the RSVP responses that have been submitted by your guests.
So that’s it! Once you send out your wedding invitations and guests start visiting your website and RSVPing, you’ll see more data and responses coming through which can be a whole lot of fun.
Here's what each of the question types look like:
Short text & long text questions
You can ask a question and have your guests write a short answer.
A yes or no question
If you're giving your guests the option to choose their meal, the dropdown question is great to use and list the different options they can select from.
Multiple choice question
If you need to know when a guest will be arriving or how long they'll be in town, the date selector question makes it easy for them to give you a date.
To hide any of these three questions below from your RSVP form, you will need to turn off the collect email, household address, or dietary requirements options.
Go here to learn more about how to create your own RSVP questionnaire form.
You can find your RSVP settings by going to the RSVP section in your dashboard and clicking on "Responses".
Once you've opened your RSVP settings, you'll be able to choose what information you'd like to collect from your guests in addition to the questions you created in your form builder.
Do you still have questions? Click on the chat bubble in the lower right-hand corner to get in touch with our team.