Host an Event & Send Invitations

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Host an Event & Send Invitations

There are several different ways to host an event and send invitations to your guests.


A host can set up an event by creating an "invitation with RSVPs". Hosts select a design for the invitation, in addition to providing event information (location, date, guest list, etc.). Hosts can then decide how their guests will receive the invitation (email, postal mail, social networks i.e. Facebook, or any combination) and we will deliver the invitations to your guest list appropriately.


Guests can then respond/RSVP to the invitation and provide additional information (number of attendees, messages to the host or to the entire guest list, etc.) through an event web page that is provided for every event. Hosts can continue to edit the invitation, add guests, get RSVP information, send messages to guests, and schedule reminders and thank you notes.


The most common approach is to add guest email addresses to your guest list, and have us send invitations through email. Each invitation will include a unique link to your event web page, which allows guests to RSVP and access other features (send messages, use the gift registry if you added one, etc.) without having to provide any further information to us (we use the unique link to identify them).


Another approach is to use a social network or website (like Facebook, Twitter, or your own email software, etc.) to send out messages with a link to your event web page. Guests who follow the link will be asked to register (they will need to provide their email address at a minimum), and then they can RSVP and access other features.


You can use both of these approaches together. For example, upload a guest list and have us send personalized invitations to those guests, and then send a message with your event web page link to another group of guests through Facebook.


Furthermore, you can also send printed invitations by postal delivery. Your printed invitations will include a unique link to your event web page, which allows guests to RSVP and access other features.


To create an invitation, start browsing our design collections. After you click the design that you want to use, select "Send a Digital Invitation with RSVPs" (or "Sell Tickets to an event" if you are creating a ticketed event) within "How would you like to use this design" to start creating your event.


If you are sharing the link, please make sure that you are sharing the link correctly per the following directions.


Please note that you have to activate sharing for the event in order to allow guests to RSVP using the general link and to give guests/recipients access to all added details and options.


To activate sharing:

1. Log into your account, click the "account" tab and click "dashboard"
2. Click the event in your dashboard
3. Click the "options" tab of an unsent event (you automatically land on this page when creating a new invitation or ecard) or the "edit options" button of a sent event
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select "allow guests to share the invite/ecard" and save your changes until you reach the "success!" page


Please then be sure to share the correct link with your guests.


To retrieve the correct event web page URL:

1. Log into your account, click the "account" tab and click "dashboard"
2. Click the event in your dashboard
3. Click the link that says "click here for help" beneath the RSVP/recipient list
4. If your or another name appears at the top left hand side of the event web page, please click "not you?" before copying the link. Copy the URL and paste it into a personal message (or wherever you are sharing it)


Please read our Invite FAQ for answers to our most frequently asked questions that relate to creating and sending invitations to guests.