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Well that's interesting

Evite has an "invitation options" tab and I clicked on it thinking it would be design color or something. Here are the options

ask guests to bring something
poll guests
let guests suggest date/time
request payment from guests
change guest reminders

Generally if I'm inviting someone somewhere I'm not going to ask them to bring something, or request payment. Silly invitation people...

Re: Well that's interesting

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    I get the asking to bring something & the poll part. But payment?
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    pirategal03pirategal03 member
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    edited July 2010
    An organization I was a part of in college used that.  They'd host study group/pizza get-togethers and request everyone who came chip in $5 or so (I don't remember exactly how much) to buy the food/drinks. 

    I always declined the invite so I have no idea how the actual payment part worked. 
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    I don't know how it works for this, but I'll often buy a group of tickets for a concert or an event and then friends pay me back, so maybe something like that... or if the evite was a fundraiser, that'd make sense, too.
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    Hmm ok that makes more sense then.
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    We often use it for team potlucks, so we can keep track of who is bringing what. I agree, though, that if I was hosting something, no one would need to pay or bring anything. 
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    That was fast Sco :) Man, I should have totally made it a pot luck...is it too late?

    How about I only require knotties to bring food? Is that rude?
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    Email comes to my phone.

    As far as the potluck, I don't see a problem with it. Just advertise it as "Oh and if I met you on the internet, then you need to bring a dish to share".
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    Aaaand also, the website is probably just trying to meet the "needs" of its users.  If the people want a "request payment" option, that's what they want.  Even if it could be rude.  I think we've seen enough "but it's my daaaaaaay" people to know that what's in good taste isn't always what's done. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_well-thats-interesting?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:dbe2684b-123e-4137-aa8b-9b2f99dfa7a2Post:09c8dc34-efa1-4e11-83ab-cd43098b0304">Re: Well that's interesting</a>:
    [QUOTE]Email comes to my phone. As far as the potluck, I don't see a problem with it. Just advertise it as "Oh and if I met you on the internet, then you need to bring a dish to share".
    Posted by scoetto[/QUOTE]

    I could see it now, I put that in the e-vite and suddenly everyone rsvp's no because they think some wacko is going to poison us all.

    I need Kate#'s punch recipe...that was amazing..and Amanda needs to bring her spinach quiche...and Tide's apple pie...
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    I'll bring cupcakes.

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    Mmm you bring cupcakes and I'll bring cake balls and we'll have a nice sugar coma :) I'm also thinking of getting wings from a local pizza place. 100 wings for $50 isn't too bad.

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    Not at all, but check out prices at Costco, too! They make lots of already-prepared party trays.
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    Hmm if I add more emails will it resend the whole group or just the new ones? One of them didn't go through but I don't want to spam people...
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    Make the changes now and add more people. I doubt very many have seen it yet.

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    A couple coworkers threw a retirement party for a friend of ours.  They had it at some fancy restaurant/club, complete with booze and dancing.  I think it was $35-$40 a person.  I didn't go, but I know that they used evite for the invitations, and that there was a payment option.  I guess in a situation like that, it's usedful.
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    I know who I am using for my next invite needs! :P
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_well-thats-interesting?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dbe2684b-123e-4137-aa8b-9b2f99dfa7a2Post:9aa4a60d-5e74-48ab-abfe-c13e429264e8">Re: Well that's interesting</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Well that's interesting :<strong> I could see it now, I put that in the e-vite and suddenly everyone rsvp's no because they think some wacko is going to poison us all.</strong> I need Kate#'s punch recipe...that was amazing..and Amanda needs to bring her spinach quiche...and Tide's apple pie...
    Posted by katiewhompus[/QUOTE]

    LMAO!
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    I got one of the request payment evites a couple of months ago. One of my friends was turning 30 and she rented out a banquet area at our ballpark for one of the games. It was something like $1500, so she asked that each guest pay $50 (or $75 per couple). There was a link in the evite that would take you to pay pal.

    I adore this girl, but I RSVPd no out of principle.
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