There are a couple of options when creating a save-the-date website. For a traditional save-the-date site that is for informational purposes only, please follow the steps below in Option 1.
For a save-the-date site that collects pre-RSVPs, please follow the steps below in Option 2.
Option 1: Informational Save-the-Date Website
If you want to share out basic information with your invited guests, we recommend setting up a save-the-date website with basic event information, like date, time, place, etc., and you can inactivate the RSVP button until you're ready to collect RSVPs.
To inactivate the RSVP button, go to Setup > Registration > Advanced and uncheck the box next to Registration is Active.
To let people know when they can start RSVPing, go to Setup > Registration > Confirmations and update the Registration Closed message.
Option 2: Collecting Interest with Save-the-Date Website
If you want to both share out basic information with your guests and collect information from them, we recommend to set up a save-the-date website with basic information and simple registration.
Then, you can ask if someone is able to attend, what their dietary restrictions are, if they'll need transportation, etc. using custom form questions. You can set that up under Setup > Registration > Form Questions and add custom form questions.
Once you have everyone's information, we recommend downloading your Attendee List and then clearing out registrations to start fresh with the event RSVPs.
If you're working from an invitation list, then you'll want to use RSVP registration and upload your invitees' names and emails ahead of time.