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What are my options for building a guest list?

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2018 10:26AM EDT
When you are ready to build your guest list on the Add Guests page, you'll have several options:
Add individually 
If you are only adding a few emails or phone numbers, you can enter them one at a time.  Just enter the email address or phone number and name of your guest in the appropriate box and click "Add".

Add a list
Use this option to copy and paste a list of multiple email addresses or phone numbers at once.  The email addresses or phone numbers should be separated by commas, semicolons, or returns. Please note that if you add phone numbers in this way, the name for each contact will just be a copy of the phone number.

Import Contacts
Use the Import Contacts option to add contacts from your email account, a spreadsheet file, or from a group email address. You can only import phone numbers from a spreadsheet file. You cannot import phone numbers from your email address right now.

1. Upload a file: If you have a CSV spreadsheet file of your contacts you can upload this list to Punchbowl.  Click the Import contacts link and choose Upload a file.  For additional help uploading your file, check out this article.

2. Import from webmail: Choose this option to import contacts from popular webmail providers.  You can import from Gmail, Yahoo, AOLand Hotmail.  You can even import contacts from an Evite account.  

3. Add a group email:  
If you are sending to a group email (e.g.,, or, select "Add a group".  More information is available here.

Have you used Punchbowl before? Any contact information that you previously added are stored in your Contacts. Choose Contacts and you'll be able to select any contacts from your Punchbowl Contacts.  

You can use the Past guest lists option to recall contacts from invitations and cards you've sent out previously.

Social Media

You can also invite guests through Facebook or by sharing a direct link to the invite.

You'll be able to choose whether you want to share the invite via Facebook, Twitter, or the direct link. 


Mobile Apps

We also have a Punchbowl app that you can use to access the site on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet. These can pull your contacts directly from your phone.
Download on the App Store       Android app on Google Play

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