I’ve never seen a Facebook event get an accurate headcount. People don’t rsvp or don’t even log on enough to see the event, or say “maybe” attending, or, they can change their response easily if they change their mind. Much harder to get people to commit and enforce a deadline. It’s just not a great system for any event where you actually need a solid head count in advance of the event.
We are doing RSVPs through a website, so hopefully that automatically tracks it correctly. I’ll also have an excel sheet as a backup just in case. I wouldn’t do it on fb just because it’s very informal and I’m just picturing a ton of issues. However, I did have a friend make a private fb page with the people that did not rsvp and she basically reminded everyone to send in their RSVP cards ASAP so they could do a head count Instead of individually reaching out to people. It helped me realize that my invite got lost in the mail!
Send invitations and have your guests RSVP. If by your RSVP deadline you are missing some, you reach out to those guests individually. A Facebook invite or group is very informal and a little tacky for a wedding.
You can do that here on your page. It is very easy. I just made a list with 1st Brides Family 2nd Brides Maid of honor 3rd. Brides Bridesmaid's 4th Brides Mother5th Brides Father6th Brides Flower Girls 7th Brides FriendsThen when you set it up you just add everyone.And do the same on the Grooms side.Then you will have a list and you can share with family and friends.
I'm using anrsvp.com as an online RSVP. It's working great and can send text messages to remind people to RSVP. Might be worth looking into. You can also have multiple events and add polling questions (such as entree, etc.)
I have a paid page with the KNOT and it helps with that. I also sent out my Save The Date via Evite and I periodically send out messages to keep everyone engaged until we release our wedding website. I am ole school and believe that a wedding is an event that warrants a formal invitation and not evite or paperless post sort of thing, even if it is not on very expensive paper. Just my opinion,
What I am doing is providing a phone number and email address as well as an insert with a barcode they can scan with their cellphone and it will take them to the online rsvp. If I dont hear from them by a certain date, I will follow up with a call.
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You’re welcome. When the rsvp cards are returned I’ll log them in my spreadsheet that will automatically tally the “attending” and “not attending”.