If you are inviting people to an event such as a birthday party or potluck, a simple “yes” or “no” is usually all you need. Selecting the RSVP format on your sign up allows you to account for who is and is not coming to the event, because the last thing you need is people showing up to a wedding reception who forgot to sign up. For those who don’t respond to an RSVP invite, our system will automatically generate a reminder email that informs them that they still need to respond.
You don’t need an RSVP format for every sign up, only the events where you have a limited group and need people to give you advance notice of whether or not they will attend. Here are four of our favorite types of RSVP sign ups.
Send an RSVP sign up and use one of our birthday themes to quickly get the skinny on who can attend the party. Genius Tip: Add gift suggestions as slots on the sign up. Parents can select a gift slot when they RSVP and you don’t have to worry about duplicate gifts.
Regardless of what type of event, the RSVP sign up is a simple way to send out invites and get a head count so that you can plan accordingly. After all, if 200 kids were to show up unexpectedly, would you be prepared?
Genius Tip: Need to recruit volunteers for the event? Create a separate sign up for volunteer shifts and use the Tabbing feature to combine the sign ups into selectable tabs.
If you’d rather just collect registrations without the RSVP format for a sign up, select the Sort by Slot layout. You can still get a headcount, but you won’t receive any “no” responses. However, this is a helpful way to send out invitations and get a head count for attendance — especially when you need to have additional slots for volunteer roles or food donations. Be sure to lock slots to prevent any last-minute cancellations from volunteers or set a deadline to register with our start/stop date feature.
No matter what type of event you are planning, if you need to send invitations and collect responses from your audience, an online RSVP sign up is the perfect option. It’s quick and easy, saves paper and allows people to respond instantly. Get started today to track RSVP's for your next event.