Here begins a series on some of the fantastic wedding planning tools that Melanie discovered and used during her own wedding. These are not the tools that MSH Events uses to provide services to its clients. These are tools and tips that brides and grooms can use for their own weddings.
What is it?
One of the many wedding website hosting options out here.
What does it cost?
A $35 or $69 one-time fee. The only difference in pricing is access to additional designer layouts, which you probably don't need considering you have over 500 to choose from in the basic pricing.
What makes it awesome?
In today's technological age, being mobile friendly is super important for wedding websites. Appy Couple starts you from the app side, ensuring that you and your guests have a very sleek mobile friendly app to access all your wedding information. But just because it highlights the app, doesn't mean the matching website is lacking. Because so much thought went into building a sleek app, those elegant pages translate into a very tight website design.
It's easy to use and has a lot of built in features including:
- Built-in weather wiki
- Built-in maps
- Easy linking to many popular wedding registries
- Ability for guests to upload phone photos of the wedding to one place
Basic option comes with the 500+ designs. Not the luxury option. Let me repeat: the BASIC option is the one with the FIVE HUNDRED choices. This is made for the masses, not forcing you to pay out the nose for more than just five bland options!
They have a very cool events section where you can create individual event items with specific permission on who can view and RSVP to each event. So you no longer have to worry about estranged Aunt X feeling left out for not being invited to drinks with your friends, because she'll never even see the event listed!
What's the catch?
You and your guests need to download the Appy Couple app and your specific wedding code. For the older generations, this can be a challenging roadblock to the entire process. But we feel this is a minor setback since there will always be a regular website to fall back on. Also, using the built in communications features can send your messages to people's spam folders. We preferred just alerting folks to the website and it was up to them to use the actual app or not.
For those with their own unique design sense, just keep in mind that despite the 500+ choices, these are templates that you cannot change. So if you want a very special hand-designed site with flash animation and your photos everywhere, this is not the product for you.
Can I Demo it?
Appy Couple lets you play around with the basic designs for free. You have to pay to publish. But if you don't have time to start from scratch, feel free to poke around Melanie's wedding website now that it's done.
This is a great and easy website option for couples not wanting to spend too much time on their website but who want all the features. Style-wise, designs range from vintage to modern, geometric to romantic, pastel to bright. There's something for everyone!