Since the pandemic hit , there has been extensive expansion and growth within the world of virtual events. RSVP is the acronym for a French phrase that means “please respond”. It’s standard practice to reply to an RSVP request, whether it’s to decline or accept the invitation.
For the host:
- Create a sense of urgency by specifying deadlines and any limitations like seats, tables, etc. This can help grab the attendees’ attention.
- If people RSVP to the event, they will feel more obligated to show up for a free event. Therefore, the events will experience fewer no shows.
- With an RSVP, you can have a guest list or head count that can take into account when planning. With a proper head count, events can run more efficiently. You can pick the right venue for the guest count and aren’t spending extra money on your catering costs.
- Having your RSVPs online can allow you to collect data from people who respond. Learn what your attendees want so you can plan a more successful event next year. You can also use the data for the future events and to help with the marketing at your company.
For the participants:
- People who reply might be promised perks that others will not receive. These perks could include being first in line, no cover charge, or a free drink ticket.
- people may have dietary restrictions. Vegetarians or people with food allergies could have the opportunity to register their need for a different meal selection.