Exact Name Matching For Your Wedding RSVPs

    We know how important privacy is to a lot of our couples, so we're continually rolling out new features that make it easier for you to keep your wedding website sealed tight!

    We launched a new feature: Strict Name Matching. What does that mean? It means that you have the option to require a strict name match for your wedding RSVPs. In other words, those people who are on your Guest List will be able to RSVP to your wedding.

    To find this option, you want to navigate to your Settings page from your admin dashboard. Once you’re in Settings, you’ll want to click on the “Security & Privacy” tab at the top of the page:

    In the middle of this page, you’ll see an “RSVP Access” section, where you can turn the “Only allow guests on my guest list to rsvp” on or off, depending upon your preferences, by toggling the switch to turn it on/off.

    When you enable this option (by toggling the option to the right, i.e. blue), all guests who try to RSVP will have to match their name exactly with the name you have entered on the guest list. For example, Chris Smith will only match if he enters his name as Chris Smith. Christopher Smith is not an exact match, and if he tries to RSVP that way, he’ll have the option to send you an email and ask for verification. (The strict name match is not case sensitive, however, so if he enters chris instead of Chris it will match.)

    Two additional things to note here: First, if you opt into the Strict Name Match, you have to provide both first and last names in your Guest List. Second, if there are two people on your Guest List with the same first and last name, the tie breaker will be an email address. So if you have two John Smiths, ensure that you also include their email addresses in your Guest List.

    What do you think?

    Are you planning to use our Strict Name Match? If not, why? We want to hear about how you’re using Joy to invite your guests!

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    Cali Pitchel

    Cali Pitchel is Joy’s Director of Marketing. She lives in San Francisco with her soon-to-be-husband and three houseplants. She was born in Boston, raised in Arizona, is a voracious reader, a lover of the great outdoors, and a photography junkie.

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