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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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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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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes remove email address ASAP! i am not getting RSVPs because people enter email address and the knot can't find on guest list because I haven't included!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any idea on when this will happen? Who actually collects email addresses? No one! I had to do this for a wedding I attended last year and it didn't work because the couple didn't gather emails. Now that I'm getting married, I'm really considering using a different website because of this.Some of my guest don't have them, don't know their email, simple don't want to give it out, etc. And how do we know what the knot is using these email addresses for?

    Please remove or state (optional)

  • Kaitlyn M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Needs to happen ASAP! Have already done SO much work collecting the right addresses, it will be way too stressful to go back and collect all of the emails. I've had a few people test the RSVP on my site and they didn't know it was optional. I assume almost every person that will try to RSVP is going to call. Any way this can happen in the next few weeks? Seems like an easy fix as a person with a web dev background...

  • Jaritza Marie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    100% AGREE! I don't think an email address should be on the RSVP form. This isn't necessary for someone to RSVP. Plus, people have so many different email addresses they may not know which one to use. I can already see this causing confusion among guests. Please let the email address field be optional!!!

  • Taylor Dowdy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I’m having a lot of guests complain that they cannot find their names to rsvp because I didn’t collect or enter their email address. This is becoming stressful getting phone calls when it should be easy. I agree to remove the email address option.

  • kaley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    agree x1000! I'm struggling with this right now. I didn't collect all of my guests personal email addresses, and that just seems like such an unnecessary step. But I have heard my guests complain about having a hard time with the RSVP because of this. Please remove or make it clear that this isn't a mandatory form fill!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the comments, please allow us to remove the email option from RSVP, it is indeed confusing for the guests. Thank you!

  • Sally commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it is downright unethical (and certainly not bride-friendly, as the knot always claims to be) to make it appear as though guests must enter their email address in order to RSVP. Or worse, they do enter their email address, but I haven't entered it into the system (totally unnecessary function) so then it shows that there is no invitation found. Especially in light of recent data breaches being all over the news. Most modern couples probably have already taken a huge leap of faith to do RSVP's online, not to mention taken a lot of slack from family members about not including traditional RSVP return cards. Please make the email entry show as "optional" or allow the couple to remove the email entry entirely before it creates even more stress for them. Honestly, between angry in-laws and the potential for data breaches of my guests information, this oversight is certainly enough to make me NOT recommend using a wedding website from the Knot.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please at least temporarily add an (optional) next to it ASAP. Some people are uncomfortable sending their emails and don't know that they can still RSVP without it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree. It looks like guests can enter their name only (without the email address) and find their invitation now. However, if they enter their name and email and the email has not been loaded by the couple then the invitation is not found. Please code the system to allow for the name or email address to find the invitation simultaneously. Thank you.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can this be made optional, please? It unfortunately confuses people and may deter them from finding their name given that they may not want to give their email address.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, I wish the email address field was optional to have on the RSVP or at least said "optional" beside it, as I don't need that info from my guests and many of my older guests don't have email and might think that they can't RSVP without entering it.

  • Diane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I would like to remove the email address field from the RSVP too. I didn't enter email addresses for all guests and when they try to enter an email address, it won't allow them to respond. Can this be modified quickly. My guests have been asked to RSVP before 4/7.

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