What is a guest?
While you may consider anyone attending your event a "guest", within the Eventsquid system there is a distinction between the main registrant (attendee) and a person that main registrant may be entitled to bring to your event.
The notion of guest is also a mechanism to connect other people to the main registrant. A guest can be a teammate or golf foursome member.
The Eventsquid system offers two ways to handle guests of registrants.
Simple "Plus X" Method
You would use this method when you 1) need limited information on guests of registrants and 2) the guests of registrants will be doing the same things (activities) as the main registration.
You are inviting your main registrant to sign up for going to see a baseball game and they are allowed to choose how many are in their party.
You are hosting a golf tournament and selling a golf foursome where you simply need the name of each foursome member.
You are hosting a seminar and the registrant is purchasing seats for the seminar.
Once you activate Simple Plus X guest, the registrant enters basic information for each guest immediately after check-out.
Full Registration Method
You would use this method when you 1) need full detail on guests of registrants and 2) the guests of registrants can chose different registration items than the main registrant.
You are holding a conference and conference attendees can bring guests. A typical day includes a general session in the morning and elective activities in the afternoon. The guest of the attendee can chose different (or same) activities as the attendee for the afternoon.
You are holding a simple event but you want to collect a full set of information (e.g., name, address, email, phone, membership status, etc) on all people attending the event.
When a registrant completes registration, they can either invite their guest (with an auto email) or register the guest themselves! In either case, they must complete the full registration form you created. You need to decide whether the primary registrant's payment covers the guest's charges (for they primary activity they are attending). If so, you will want the guest form to have a simple zero-dollar "guest registration" item to select when registering instead of the priced items offered to primary registrants.