Wix Events: Limiting Registration and Creating Waitlists for RSVP Events

Stay in control of your RSVP event by limiting the number of guests who can register. You decide what happens when the event is full. 
You can automatically display an RSVP closed ribbon:
Alternatively, you can let guests add their names to your waitlist.
Note:
Waitlists are not available for ticketed events. You can, however, limit the number of tickets available. Learn how
In this article, learn more about:

Limiting registration and enabling waitlists

In the registration tab you can set a limit on the number of people who can attend your event and decide whether to offer a waitlist option. 

To limit registration and enable waitlists:

  1. Go to the Events tab in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select the relevant event or create a new event.
  3. Click the Registration tab.
  4. Click Edit next to Registration Settings.
  5. Select Limited Guests.
  6. Enter the limit in the Limit the number of guests field.
  7. Select what happens when then guest limit is reached:
    • Close Registration: Guests can no longer register.
    • Add guests to a waitlist: Guests can continue to register, but are added to a waitlist.
  8. Click Save.

Viewing the waitlist

In the Events tab in your site's dashboard, you can see at a glance how many people RSVP'd and how many are on the waitlist.

To view the waitlist:

  1. Go to the Events tab in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click Edit next to the relevant event.
  3. Click the Guest List tab.
Guests on the waitlist have a Waitlist label next to their name. 

Manually adding someone from the waitlist to an event

You have the freedom to manually add anyone who is on the waitlist to your event. 

To add someone to the event:

  1. Go to the Events tab in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click Edit next to the relevant event.
  3. Click the Guest List tab.
  4. Click Waitlist next to the relevant person.
  5. Select Going.

Increasing the number of guests who can register

When you increase the maximum number of guests who can register for your RSVP event, an automated email is sent to the people on your waitlist. Additional guests register on a first come, first served basis.

To edit the automated email and increase the guest limit:

  1. Go to the Events tab in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click Edit next to the relevant event.
  3. Edit the automated email sent to people on the waitlist:
    1. Click the Emails tab.
    2. Click Edit next to Waiting List.
    3. Edit the email text and click Save.
  4. Increase the number of guests who can register:
    1. Click the name of your event at the top of the page. 
    2. Click the Registration tab.
    3. Click Edit next to Registration Settings.
    4. Increate the number of guests allowed in the Limit the number of guests field.
    5. Click Save

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