With the holidays rapidly approaching, the number of potluck type of events organized with Anyvite will increase dramatically. While it is possible to manage these type of events using the description field and comment board, it’s much much easier to have built in functionality to handle the “who’s bringing what” question. In response to this, we’ve developed a “Potluck” feature on Anyvite for hosts to specify and manage the items which they would like guests to bring to an event.
Next time you’re creating an invitation where you need guests to bring different items, simply enable the Potluck feature on the “Edit Details Page” by clicking the checkbox next to “Have Guests Bring Items to your Event (Potluck)”. Then, fill in the items that you would like guests to bring and how many of each you need. Finally, decide if you’d like your guests to be able to see who is bringing each item, or if you’d just like to restrict that view only to the host of the event.
Once you save and send that invitation, anyone who RSVPs will have the option to select an item to bring to the event. The summary table will display all of the items available to bring, how many are needed, how many are still remaining, and who is bringing each item. If you would like to print this information out, simply export the guest list and the potluck information will be included with the guest’s name and RSVP type. Hosts are able to change or remove the item that guests are bringing by using the “Change RSVP” link under the name of the guest (or if profile pictures are disabled, clicking the guest’s name).
For now, we’re restricting who can select an item to only guests who RSVP “Yes” to an event, for the obvious reason that you don’t want a guest who RSVPs “Maybe” to be responsible for a crucial item and then not show up. If you feel differently about this, please contact us and let us know what your ideal solution would be.
Keep an eye out for many more exciting additions and updates to Anyvite! Also, please remember to switch over your Groups to Contact Lists before the end of the month!