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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!
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!