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Consent Form vs. RSVP Form
Consent Form vs. RSVP Form

Learn the difference between a Consent Form and RSVP Form and when it is best used

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Written by Petya Filipova
Updated over a week ago

In this article, we will provide some examples and explain the difference between a Consent Form and the RSVP Form.

Please note: Both features are available for Professional and Enterprise plans.

What is a Consent Form?

A Consent Form is a signed document that gives a written consent to another party that they understand the terms of an event or activity that will be performed. Most often this form is used for medical purposes in order to hold the hospital or surgeon harmless of any wrongdoing due to the risks involved with the procedure.

Best use of Consent Forms for an event context:

  • Guests needs to sign a waiver

  • Asking attendees for acknowledgment of certain event policies or procedures

  • Require confirmation of a negative Covid-19 test result or vaccination status

  • Want each guest to fill out a quick health questionnaire

Consent Form Sample:

What is an RSVP form or Response Form?

An RSVP Form or Response Form is a form contained within an invitation or online invitation where your guests can confirm or decline their attendance. It is also completed by a guest with certain required information to event planners, such as dietary requirements, names of their +1s, etc.

Best use of RSVP Form or Response Form for an event context:

  • Gather RSVPs from guests and have them confirm or decline their attendance

  • Collect certain information from guests that is needed for the event

  • Request guests to fill out a pre or post event survey

RSVP or Response Form Sample:

Pro Tip: If you are working on a private event and want to gather guest attendance, we recommend using the Email and Responses Form template via the 'Invitations' section. You can learn more here.

The main difference of both forms is the Consent Form has add an 'E-signature' function if you need to collect it from your guests which is not present in the RSVP Form or Response Form:

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