Step 1: Design Your Event
To design the look and feel of your event, you'll go to setup > form design. You can upload images, update the colors, and add important event details.
Choosing a layout: RSVPify events have two choices when it comes to form layout: Simple Banner vs. Tri-Module, which are located at the top of the Form Design page. It's a personal choice and entirely up to the event host - simple banner tends to be the most popular!
Designing your page: Here's some ideas to spark your creativity:
Add an image: A class photo, the school logo/mascot, or an image of the venue where the reunion will take place are a few ideas!
Update the colors of the page to reflect the school's colors, or colors that coordinate with the theme / activities.
Add important event details and a message that will get invitees excited to the 'welcome text'! Make sure to outline the important stuff: date, time, location, cost, dates tickets are on sale, etc.
Want guests to see who's coming? Allow guests to see who has already RSVP'ed/purchased tickets to the reunion by enabling the see who's coming feature! To enable this feature, head over to Setup > General Options > Guest Options. Click the toggle to enable. Click 'save changes' at the bottom of the page.
Step 2: Set up your RSVPS & Tickets
Your reunion may have a simple setup with one date/time/location and 1 ticket option, or a weekend full of events and multiple payment options. Whichever you're setting up, you can definitely do so with RSVPify.
Add Tickets: To add tickets, you'll go to setup > sell tickets & collect payments. If you have multiple events (using secondary events), you can add payment options to each. Use the +/- indicators to add or remove ticket tiers.
Want to offer early bird discounts? Learn more here.
Multiple Events? No problem! Depending on your exact requirements, you can use a secondary event or custom question to collect responses for multiple events and activities related to your reunion. You'll want to add a secondary event if you intend to add a separate payment for the event/activity.
Sell Raffles, T-Shirts, ANYTHING!: Secondary events can also be used to collect payments for add-on items such as t-shirts or raffles. You can even add custom questions that are associated with guests selecting the secondary event, such as requesting the t-shirt style or size!
Collect Optional Gifts/Donations: Want to give classmates the opportunity to chip in for a gift from the class (or any other optional donation)? Set up this optional payment under setup > collect gifts & donations:
Step 3: Setup your Stripe Account
While we know Stripe's setup process is a bit business-centric, you can definitely use Stripe to collect payments for your class reunion and other personal/private events. We put together a step by step guide to walk you through that setup process, so you can get up and running in no time!
Once your Stripe account is setup, you can connect it to your RSVPify account. Simply go to setup > sell tickets & collect payments and click 'connect to Stripe' to login to your account and connect. Tip: If you are using the 'pass on all fees' option, you will need to first connect your Stripe account to enable this setting.
Step 4: Test & GO LIVE!
You can view and test your RSVP by clicking on the purple "View RSVP" button on the top left corner of your screen. Just enter your own details, or some fake info to run through the process as a guest. You can delete these tests later!
Note: If you are using the guest list, add yourself to the guest list first!
Submit a Test Payment: While your event is in test mode, you can submit a test payment to see the process through checkout. Here's a 'dummy' credit card you can test with:
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*Expiration date and CVV (verification) can be any random value you like. Make sure your expiration date is in the future and your CVV is a numerical value.
TEST MODE is indicated by a banner on the top of your RSVPify logged-in view.
A similar banner will be displayed on your RSVP page (the page guests will see and access to RSVP and submit payment) until you set your event to LIVE MODE, where you will be able to process real-world payments for your event.
Once your Stripe account is connected and everything is setup as you'd like, you're ready to switch your event into LIVE MODE to collect real payments!