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RSVP form, Email Address Optional

Eliminate "email address" from the RSVP form OR state (optional) in the slot. Some guests do not have email addresses and it appears this info has to be filled out in order to find invite.

PLUS, there is no 'privacy policy' info to protect guests when prompted for their personal email address.

Also, guests may want to opt out of what may be an annoying email 'reminder' of a wedding.

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Melissa Drake shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
under review  ·  AdminMeuy (Business Analyst, The Knot) responded  · 

Hi and thank you so much for your idea!

We will definitely take this into consideration. We’re always trying to improve the Wedding Website experience for couples so we welcome all of your great ideas.

We will keep this forum updated as we make improvements!

Enjoy your planning!


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  • Hannah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm very disappointed that this has still not been resolved. It is causing much confusion and I will definitely not be recommending the knot to my friends mainly for this reason. Otherwise the site has been so helpful, but the guest list and rsvping is such a major part of the process, and this is such a huge pain. And being a graphic designer with web experience, I know that this is not a difficult solution to fix. It's just a lack of them doing it.

  • Erin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow us to remove the email address field if we wish to do so. In an effort to try and resolve the issue before it arises with my guests, I've created another page on my website and named it "RSVP notes". I've included the following text:
    FYI for our guests:
    Please note, when submitting your RSVP do not enter your email address as it is not a required field. Your first and last names are all that are required in order to complete the RSVP process. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you!!

    Pretty sad I had to do this, but hopefully it helps.

  • rachel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    @the knot, let me know if you want a copy of my resume for admin support.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This really should be noted when you sign up and start using The Knot. I had no idea this was going to be an issue and I am embarrassed to have to go back to my guests and now ask for their email addresses. After putting in a lot of effort already I am really disappointed and am now wondering if i need to start all over again with another site.

  • bkennedy993 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I ordered my invitations, have my wedding website on there to RSVP. There are two major issues here. The open RSVP allows anyone to RSVP. So then, I decided to type in all the names and add the plus on feature. Only to find out the guest can't even add the name of the guest they are bringing. Clearly this is imperative for seating charts. Then come to find out that you also have this email at the bottom of the RSVP. I don't have to repeat what everyone has mentioned below. I find this super frustrating considering all the comments below. It is a simple fix and makes me regret using the knot.

  • Gregg Scrudders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    5 months later and no correction or even a response. This is ridiculous and The Knot should be embarrassed. I immediately regret my decision to use this site.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This function being on here will more than likely have me using a different company for my wedding website.

  • kbadawy1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi The option to RSVP has been difficult for my guests as I do not have everyones Email address. How do I delete email address from RSVP?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello - has this feature been addressed yet? If not, we won't be able to use the knot for RSVPs. Thanks!

  • Lauren M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I am getting messages daily of people asking me why I am not on their RSVP list! Some of my family is really taking offense to it for a couple of days because they think I forgot about them. Please either include (optional) next to this feature or make it optional for Brides to remove it altogether! Is such a hassle, I am wishing I had used another website!

  • Bonni Romer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Has this been fixed yet? We have RSVP's coming in and people aren't figuring out that they don't need an email address - help!!!

  • Billy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please remove this immediately. "Take this into consideration" is not overly comforting...

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