If you’re the planner in your friend group and you’re trying to put together a group vacation—especially one with activities and multiple bookings involved—it can be a nightmare. Between hotel or house rental prices (and if someone refuses to share a room and needs their own!), organizing tickets to parks or museums or concerts, and even pre-paying for rough gas/other travel expenses, it adds up. And if you’re planning a themed group trip like a Bachelorette party, there are even more added costs like getting t-shirts and tote bags printed, and chipping in for that big night out for the bride. All that to say… it can be a lot of stress on your shoulders if you’re trying to handle it all yourself. (Be honest, you wouldn’t want it any other way!)
Still, there’s a way to simplify the process: A Google Form with all the options your friends can choose from, plus the Payable Add-On to allow your friends to RSVP and pay in one place. From a planning perspective, you can have everything dialed in before you leave. And from a friendship perspective, you’ve made it so much easier for your friends to pay their share of the trip, avoiding awkward conversations or chasing them via text for that last $50 they owe you.
You can tailor the Form to fit your needs, asking whatever questions you need to know to book different pieces of your trip while also creating a checkout page in the process. Here are a few examples:
Room Type / Cost
Let your friends choose if they want a single, if they’ll share a room, whatever!
Any Trip-Themed Goodies
Bachelorette party tshirts, road trip snacks, etc. — the nice thing with this is that you can collect sizing / preference options while also collecting $$!
Planning to visit a museum, need beach badges, want to take yoga classes, planning a prix fixe meal? It’s much easier to purchase tickets in bulk, and saves you the wait time that you know will happen if everyone is left to their own devices to pre-order tickets. (If you’re reading this, you’ve probably spent some time waiting for a friend to load a website on his phone to purchase a museum ticket that you told him to pre-oder a dozen times.)
Simply set up a Google Form with all the info you need to in order to order that fancy crib or playpen, activate the Payable Add-On, and in minutes, you can collect money as your friends fill out your Form and are moved through the checkout process. The Form will take them through the payment process, depositing the funds immediately into your Paypal, Square, Stripe, CashApp or other payment provider so you can hit BUY NOW.
We’ve made it even easier with our Form templates. You can get started with any of our forms—our free Group Baby Shower Gift or Event Registration might be your best starting points. Just copy the Form, then adjust it with the information you need, and the amount each person owes for each option. (Just remember to install and turn on the Payable Add-On in order to start taking payments!)