Published July 29th, 2022 by Michael Nilsson
Now that you've created and shared an event, you can try AddEvent's RSVP feature to unlock even more value!
Here are a few things about RSVP events before we get started... RSVP events allow you to collect attendance responses from your users. With RSVP enabled, you can track the number of attendees, collect customized information from your audience, and send automated reminders. AddEvent request's the email addresses of your registrants, allowing us to send them confirmation emails, reminder emails, follow-up emails, and event update emails. Creating Custom RSVP forms is available if you want to collect specific information from your audience.
Now, let's go through the steps of creating an RSVP event! AddEvent allows you to create an event, share it with your users, and collect registrations! Feel free to open a new window so you can follow along with the below video or follow the steps in this doc to create an RSVP event.
Creating an RSVP event
Now that you know how to create an event, the next step is to help you enable the RSVP functionality.
From your Event creation page, you can enable RSVP by checking the box. Once the required event details are filled out, click Create, and you will be taken to the event page!
Sharing the RSVP event
You will see the first method of sharing your event on the event page, just below the 'RSVP and Settings' section. We'll go through these methods together.
Event landing page
A unique landing page link is automatically generated when the event is created. The link will direct your users to the landing page to respond and register for your event. You can paste the link in an email, text message, Twitter, Facebook, or even hyperlink text in a PDF file. To share the event landing page, copy and paste either link. To share the event landing page, copy and paste either link.
The RSVP button can be copied and added to emails, newsletters, campaigns, and websites! There is only one option (as opposed to both add-to-calendar links and an add-to-calendar button) because regardless of where your users click the RSVP button from, they will be directed to the RSVP Event landing page to register for your event.
Registering for the event
Here we will briefly review the RSVP process from the attendee's perspective. Once a user clicks on the RSVP button and is redirected to your event landing page, they are presented with the event details. To register, they will do the following:
Track your event's attendance and more
Now that you have shared your event, you will begin collecting RSVPs; you'll want to check the 'RSVP and Settings' section to see your list of event responses. You can set a seat limit in this section, create a Custom RSVP form, and more.
There is much more that could be done with your RSVP event; take a look at our RSVP Events Help documentation to check out all of the other RSVP event possibilities!