How do I invite guests to my event?
After your event has been created, you can invite guests to your event by visiting the Manage Invitation tab at the top of your event. Simply click on “add guests and send invites”.
You can type your guest information one by one or paste a string of emails separated by commas or semicolons.
If you already have contacts in your PurpleTrail address book that you would like to select from, click on “Address book”.
Check the guests you want added and click “add” or select a group to add.
If you would like to import your addresses from another address book, click on “Import contacts” and you will be able to import contacts into your PurpleTrail address book.
Once you are ready to send the invitations, click on “Preview and Send”. You will see a preview of what your email invitation will look like. You can choose a different email style if you like, as well as edit the email text. When you are ready, click “Send All Invites”.
You also have the option to “Save Draft or Schedule Send”. Using this option, you can save all the names and addresses you have entered so that you can send your invites at a later time, or you can even schedule when you would like your invitations to be mailed out. This option is available with a PurpleTrail Club Membership
How do I edit the subject line and message of the email invitation?
Visit the manage invitation page for your event. In the Guest List section of the left menu, click on “Customize email invitation”.
On the right side of the customize page there is a button that says “Edit subject and message”. Click on that button and a window will open that will allow you to edit the subject line of the email as well as the email message. When you are done click “Save”.
How do I send myself an invitation? How do I send a test invitation?
Visit the manage invitation tab and click on “Customize Email Invitation” within the guest list section of the left menu. At the very bottom of the page, click on “Send preview email to yourself”. As soon as you click that button an invitation will be sent to your email address. You should receive the test email invite within a few minutes.
How can I see that my invitations were sent?
You can check the status of the invitation you sent by visiting the Manage invitation tab. In the left menu, click on “View guest list” in the guest list section. Here you can see whether the invitation was opened or not.
If the summary says they have not opened the invitation, then the email has not been opened by the guest. In some cases, email invitations get delivered to spam folders rather than an email inbox. Please ask your guest to check their spam folder for the invitation.