So I have been tasked with creating a SharePoint calendar that allows approved people to enter an event in a calendar. They will then receive a confirmation email that they workflow has been started. An authorized approver will then either accept or reject the event. Upon hitting OK the workflow should be finalized and the original submitter should receive an email reflecting the status of the event.
Sounds like an out of the box approval workflow but there are some details that have me stumped. When I create an approval workflow in SharePoint designer I can customize the original email that is sent to the submitter easily enough. I am getting stuck at the process of simplifying the approval/rejection part of the workflow. Typically you have to finalize the workflow task but I want the accept/reject stage to accomplish this. What am I changing to do this.
Basically, I want the simplest event approval workflow possible that will send an email upon creation to the submitter, allow the accept/reject stage to finalize the workflow and send an email to the submitter with the results.
A link to an example would be fantastic if there is such a thing. I have been searching this off and on for quite some time.