Post # 1
we have a Knot wedding website. We LOVE the idea of online RSVPs but there doesn’t seem to be an option for people to say if they’re a vegetarian, need gluten free, kids meals, etc.
Has anyone created a wedding website, using TheKnot and done the RSVP option? If so, what did you write on the invitation to address it? Should I just leave it and let the reception place deal with it the night of the wedding?
I guess I’m just in need of advice as to how to address this situation? I don’t think there will be many of either, but I do know there will be about 1/2 dozen kids meals, couple gluten free and a couple vegetarians.
***We aren’t doing entree’options, it’s a plated meal and everyone’s gettin the same thing***
Post # 3
@Sophiekins17: We used TK’s online rsvp system, and I think (granted it’s been a while for us) there was an option to customize your food request lines. We had done duet plates (steak/seafood) so I strictly recall us using the online system to have something like:
1) duet plate
2) steak only
3) fish only
4) special request: ___________
Or something to that avail. Let me see if I can still log into my account and if our wedding website even still exists – maybe Theknot has changed their system since 2011.
ETA: No more wedding website for us. But I know that we were able to incorporate food requests into our online RSVP.
Post # 4
@pengoala: Thanks so much! I actually was putzing around on the website and was able to add options, so I put what we were serving as an option and then “vegetarian” and “gluten free” as options….bc each persons name gets a chance to pick 1 of the 3 options listed. Crisis diverted, phew! Thx again! 🙂
Post # 5
@Sophiekins17: I used the Knot and that’s what I did too! It takes a while to figure out that site but it ended up being pretty convenient! Do keep in mind that the system may not report everyone who RSVPs though. I got an email saying that Mr. and Mrs. X confirmed, yet when I went to the website it said they hadn’t responded. Make sure to cross reference the emails with the site’s list to fix this problem.
Post # 6
@AlwaysSunny: I noticed that too, I had a couple friends do a test run for me! I got the confirmation emails, but it didn’t update my list because she put her soon-to-be married name instead of what it was on her Save the Date. So long as people read the directions to put “one name as it appears on your invitation” correctly, it should update properly! ….but we’ll see how that goes, haha
Post # 7
What did you end up using? The knot or a rsvp card? We used our Knot site for wedding info, but on the RSVP page included a link to a google document question form!
Post # 8
@reienchs: I haven’t seen the google form, but we went with TheKnot’s RSVP and it’s been great so far! we had a dozen RSVPs the day after invites were mailed out, so it was kind of exciting!