Set Up Website
1. Click the “Create New Event” button:
2. Next, choose a Design Template:
We have a number of templates perfect for wedding websites! Our favorites are Canvas, Momentous, and Journal.
You can find these themes at eventcreate.com/themes under the Weddings heading.
3. Then, complete your Event Details:
4. Answer Other Setup questions:
We recommend selecting Private which will only allow those with the link or URL of your wedding website to access it, but the choice is yours!
5. Then, customize your Event Website:
Update the banner image by uploading your own image or choosing an image from our free image library
Update the event description to include the day(s), time(s), and location(s) of your wedding
Add or delete sections / content blocks.
For example, the Canvas template includes the following sections:
Other sections you may want to include are:
6. Next, save your edits and exit the Website Editor to set up your registration.
Set Up Registration
1. Choose a Registration Type under Setup tab
Simple Registration: the easiest registration type for free events because anyone with website access can reply
RSVP Registration: a more private registration type for free events because it requires the event planner to upload first name, last name, and email addresses prior to the invitation. Guests can reply only if their email is on the list.
We recommend Simple Registration or RSVP Registration for weddings.
1a. To collect both Yes and No, RSVPs for your event:
Check the box next to "My attendees may RSVP no/not attending" and click Update.
Now, guests will first respond Yes or No to your event, then they will complete the registration/RSVP form.
1b. To allow your invitees / attendees to bring guests:
Check the box next to "My attendees may bring guests," select a number, and click Update.
To specify plus ones per guest / invite, go to the Attendee List and click on the attendee. Select View/Manage to edit the number of guests that Attendee can bring.
2. Customize Registration Form under Form Questions tab
Included with all accounts is the ability to collect Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Attendee Photo.
To collect additional biographical or wedding-specific information,
3. Customize Confirmations under Confirmations tab
Included with all accounts is the confirmation message "Thank you for your response. Your response has been sent to the event organizer."
To update the confirmation web page text and confirmation email text with event-specific information, please upgrade to a premium plan.
We recommend including a contact name, email, and/or phone number in the confirmation email (ie: For event-specific questions, please contact The Smiths at [email protected] or 123-456-7890.)
4. Customize Notifications
Select this option to receive a notification email every time someone RSVPs for your event. This feature requires a premium subscription.
To see who has RSVPed to your wedding, you can also log into EventCreate, click on your event, and then go to the Attendees List. All custom form information is listed with the attendees' names and basic information.'
You can also download your Attendee List into a .csv file to open in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
5. Customize your Design/Text options under the Design/Text tab
Design/Text: update registration page heading, text, and featured image. Note: updating the registration page requires a Business or Enterprise subscription.
6. Customize your Advanced Options under the Advanced tab
Advanced: update the Default Phone Number Country Code and update the Default Event Timezone.
If you want your website to be a save the date to start, we recommend unchecking the Registration is active button until you're ready to collect RSVPs.
Upload Invitation List
If you've selected RSVP Registration, you'll need to upload a .csv file of invitees before sending your invitations through EventCreate or by mail.
1. Create a .csv file (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Apple Numbers) with separate columns for first name, last name, and email address.
To invite families, please follow these steps: support.eventcreate.com/en/articles/6059437-how-to-invite-couples-and-families-or-plus-ones
2. Then, go to Track > Attendee List and click the Import Spreadsheet button.
3. Then, click Upload Now to find your file to upload.
If the First Name, Last Name, and Email Address fields do not auto-match, manually match the fields by clicking on "Lookup Matching Fields." Once your fields are mapped, click "Confirm Mapping."
4. Once your .csv file is uploaded, a notification will appear saying the names have been successfully added.
After you've uploaded your invitee list, to specify plus ones per guest / invite, go to the Attendee List and click on the attendee. Select View/Manage to edit the number of guests that Attendee can bring.
The maximum number of guests per attendee is 10 and the minimum number of guests per attendee is 0.