Changing name of +1 for guests
It would be great if the creator of the guest list can select a plus one option for the guests they are adding to their guest list, and then when what that said guest goes to RSVP, they have the option to add the name of their plus 1 (instead of the creator of the guest list having to change it later).
Hi and thank you so much for your idea!
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Also shocked I'm not able to just add a plus 1 and let it go on the website. Please add this option.
Renée Bishai commented
Genuinely shocked this feature hasn't been added. When I saw you could provide a plus one for a guest, I assumed they would have the option to provide the name without needing a major workaround. I shouldn't have assumed but it's disappointing and frustrating because by the time I realized, I had already invested so much time in The Knot. It's disappointing that I now have to do additional follow up with my guests to get the names of their dates so I can include them on seating charts, etc. and make them feel welcome.
Joining this conversation now for my wedding in June 2020. Since this has already been up for about three years, I'm not going to get my hopes up that they will fix it now. Pretty frustrating considering that it shouldn't be too difficult. Of course, we're saying this from the user end, and not from the end of the programmer. However, I doubt that it should take THREE YEARS of consideration. Administrators, can we please get an update about this?
How is this not already an option?! Super frustrating.
this is SO simple. please add it. I won't repeat the same thing every other person is saying.. but come on it is 2019! ADD the field where the individual can ADD their plus one's name.
TaNesha Messner commented
Okay, here is the best work around I can come up with.... Have their "plus one" be listed as "Guest" for the first name, and for the last name write: "(Please include first & last name in message section)" - this way, it will say something like:
Guest (Please include first & last name in message section)
As long as you have the message section opened, it will be their next screen, and then they will hopefully tell you who their guest is!
Not sure if this is a "fix", but for sure a work-around. Hopefully I can explain this clearly for everyone to help ease some of the pain!
If you choose the "Public" RSVP option in the website settings, anyone who can visit your wedding website are able to RSVP and enter a name for a guest. This is likely what I will do since my wedding website is password protected and only my actual wedding guests will have the password to view/access my wedding website.
The tricky thing is, that in order for guests to be able to enter a +1's name, you either cannot have a guest list loaded into The Knot website, or remove/leave off all guests who you are allowing to bring a plus one, but don't know their name. That way, when an invitee goes to the website to enter their name to RSVP, they will be allowed to add a guest and include their name, make their meal selection, etc. Once the invitee RSVPs with their guest name, they will automatically be added to your guest list on the back-end so you will have this information for your seating chart and name cards. If you have your invitee's name already loaded into the guest list, they WILL NOT be able to enter/edit/add a name for their plus one.
I know this is not ideal, but is the best way I have found to eliminate more work for myself by having to reach out to all of my guests who are bringing a +1 that I don't know. I hope this makes sense and will help some of you!
Yun Chen commented
I think you can do it. even on the cellphone app, i can see this option.
It's ridiculous that you haven't fixed this yet. Come on - where is your R&D?!
I'm shocked that this is still an issue. I also recently searched to see whether or not a place for food allergies had been added to the rsvp section, only to see that that too has yet to be resolved.
It's disappointing that so many quick fixes are going untouched. I always thought The Knot to be a leader in its field, but honestly, having now used it myself, I can't say that I'll recommend friends and family do the same.
Amanda Nagel commented
Is there an update on this? Really disappointed that this is not resolved yet....
Karen Furlong commented
Is there an update on when this will be made available?
During the RSVP process, it would be so awesome if guests were able edit the "XYZ Plus-One" and type in the name of their plus-one instead. That way the bride and groom would know the names of everyone attending their wedding so they can make name cards, seating chart, etc.
There needs to be an option whereby guests can update the name of their plus one when they RSVP. My partner works in tech and programming and can do it if no one the theKnot has that expertise.
any updates? trying to set up rsvp AND this is becoming pain **********
Any updates on this?
Any updates on this?
Lisa Fillingame commented
This existed a few months ago when I decided to do online RSVPs. Now it is no longer available, which is quite frustrating. Definitely will not recommend The Knot to other brides for this reason.
Initial post dated 2017. we're now April 1st 2019 and nothing has been done in 2 years??
That is bizarre, to not say disappointing... Had I known, I would have found a better guest list managing website.
Hi Meuy... how does The Knot not have this figured out by now. This is absurd. It is such a critical feature and definitely makes it a poor experience for couples. I regret hosting my wedding website through The Knot.