Planning a wedding involves so many moving parts and can frankly be overwhelming! Just when you think you have it all covered, you have to think about clever ways to push your guests to RSVP. Depending on the crowd, this can be quite tricky because, as an organizer, you're dealing with people who have autonomy in their schedules that have noted your request for a quick RSVP as a non-priority priority on their to-do list (if they don't forget)!
"You still have to use Excel or Google sheets to record who's attending"
The Traditional Route...
A common way to invite guests to RSVP is by sending a physical response card (a rectangular card that's usually sent out at the same time as your wedding invites). This is obviously the most traditional way to engage with your guests about their attendance but can be costly. Let’s face it most millennial or GenZ guests will send you a WhatsApp message after seeing it, telling you they can or can't make it. So it may not be worth the tree-cutting!
What about wedding website RSVPs?
Sure, wedding websites ensure the process is digital and give you a little more control about knowing who can make it to your big day. However, an information overload happens on these sites. Guests often get distracted by the story of how the couple met or navigate to the couple's gift registry or focus entirely on other wedding logistics. As a frequent wedding guest, I can attest to how annoying it is to find where to RSVP on these websites. This can result in more text or email confirmation messages. Furthermore, as an organizer, you still have to use Excel or Google sheets to record who is attending -which isn’t ideal when trying to keep an up-to-date list.
So which website has the best RSVPs for weddings?
Ungana is here to save the day (even for your non-tech-savvy guests)! Ungana lets users plan and display events in an intuitive group chat format. This means that, as an organizer, all you have to do is send an URL to your guests (by email, messaging apps, social media, or even embedded in the wedding website)
Yup, it’s that simple! The guest list dynamically updates as the confirmations come in. Setting up an "RSVP by date" ensures guests receive email alerts and announcements prompting them to respond before the deadline. The process is automated and gives you the freedom to focus on other tasks. Quick interaction with your invitees is made easy via the chat function - which is a huge bonus!
How much is it going to cost me?
Ungana is FREE to use and may be the solution we’ve all been waiting for!
Is there a RSVP app? Can i download Ungana?
We’re working on it – but for now try https://ungana.app