Prepare to be pampered by a strong set of features when choosing Appy Couple, as they made sure that your wedding website has all the necessary design and sharing tools you need. Appy uses a cloud-based editor that stores all relevant information in one place, so the changes can be easily made. The client is available in 7 languages, including Swedish, Spanish and French. You can add a unique flavor to your website with a creative countdown, a hidden puzzle that reveals secret information for the guests or a virtual champagne toast to celebrate the big day.
Appy Couples leaves plenty of room for creative content management: not only can you have a streamed photo gallery, but also a video section. Not to mention your photos can be altered on-site via the built-in editor. And don’t forget to use your management tools to keep your guests under check! Their addresses can be gathered from social media sites and the system sends automatic push notifications when they answer their RSVP. Also, the guest list is flexible enough to appoint people to different events, plus you can stay in touch with them via the built-in live chat function. And if your guests were satisfied, they can leave a comment or share the photo they took on the wedding right in the guest book.
Free Wedding Planning Tools
Appy Couple boasts a feature called Free Wedding Planning Tools. Calling it a feature is bit of a stretch though, as these are simply helpful blog articles and guides for your wedding preparation. You can learn more about the ceremonial etiquette; learn how to create a wedding budget manager with a Google spreadsheet; or see how a proper wedding timeline looks like. These are all well-fleshed out advices written by Appy Couple’s experts, and they even present a large catalogue of registry gifts you can mark on Pinterest. The only actual usable “tool” is a downloadable checklist containing all the important steps for the couple before the ceremony.
Mobile & Apps
Appy Couple deserves a round of applause for their dedication towards smartphone users. One of their main selling points is the ability to create a downloadable mobile app for your guests. The process is simple: in the editor you are able to check out how your website will look like on smaller screens, and after you’re finished setting up your wedding site, you can submit your work so people can download it for their iOS and Android phones. Doing so is much more convenient for them, since they can avoid laboring with the browser. There are also features exclusive to the apps, like the secret puzzle game or the advanced photo streaming. However, we also found some flaws in Appy Couple’s smartphone support. It’s a bit clunky to navigate on their mobile-friendly website, and most importantly your editing and management options are limited when using a phone.
Getting started with Appy Couple is a walk in the park. Quite literally, as they give you a small tour in the amazing design gallery before letting you enter your account details. Luckily your credit card number isn’t required to finish the profile creation, but interestingly both yours and your fiancé’s email address is needed. After you’re done setting up your account, Appy Couple gently guides you through the to-dos. They sorted the necessary steps into three groups, so nothing will be left out. As for the editing process, switching through menus is smooth and you find helpful hints and tips everywhere. Handling the options is quite innovative, and you immediately see the changes displayed on the left. The available pages for your website are restricted, but the setout presents 10 different pages (including the registry, RSVP, travel and entertainment), so you have everything you need.
Appy Couple has really outdone itself in the design department. You find an astonishingly large gallery, counting over 500 unique designs, created by professional artists. The company made sure that the themes aren’t just the same iteration with different colors: the available designs feel genuinely diverse. Even better, you get the chance to search the gallery by keywords or colors. There are also style groups that make the browsing even more convenient. The system divides its content into two categories: boutique and luxury. These obviously mirror the two premium payment types. With the more expensive plan you unlock better and flashier designs. Those with the Luxury account can even use limited-time and special event designs. Still, Appy Couple deserves a pat on the back for also putting some great artwork in the boutique group.
Unlike other wedding site providers, who do their best to chain you to their service with month-to-month or annual commitments, Appy Couple generously steps through this practice, and instead presents its plans for a simple one-time fee. After purchasing your preferred package you’ll become the owner of your own website, with the ability to keep it active as long as you wish. There are two premium plans available, called Boutique Collection and Luxury Collection. The former costs you an easy payment of $39, while the latter charges you for $89.
Luckily the core features aren’t restricted in any way, and upgrading is more of an extension of the design palette. While the Boutique themes are diverse enough, you only get to use the limited-time exclusive theme templates with the Luxury Collection. If you don’t feel like paying upfront and just want to give a go to the building tool, that’s still okay, as you can use your free – but restricted – account for this purpose.
Appy Couple proudly stands its stance if it needs to support users. Every page and feature of the editing tool is backed up by a link showing the relevant helpdesk information. The system also provides reasonable advices for you. The FAQ covers all important aspects of the service, and it focuses on actual troubleshooting instead of promoting its features. For your added comfort, it’s also possible to search for an answer via keywords. Contacting the customer center is possible through mails, and they tend to drag on answering your requests. However, their Facebook page doubles as a contact page where you can reach for help as well.
Our introduction to Appy Couple’s services was more than pleasant. The company made sure to pack in as many features as possible. First of all, you are able to create smartphone apps, which is a huge positivity. The guest management has lots of options; the editing tool is available in multiple languages; you are free to create huge photo streams or video shows; and there are also some creative additions like the slider puzzle that would make your guests smile. Handling the editing tool feels natural and guided by countless advices and hints. There is a huge pool of truly decorative designs, counting more than 500 themes divided into two groups. The customer support may not be as reactive as we wanted it to be, but they compensate this with clear instructions and guides, helping them maintain their budget-sparing pricing policy with only find one-time fees. In the end, Appy Couple earns our recommendation; so feel free to check them out.
- Lots of awesome features
- One-time fees only
- 500+ designs
- Smartphone app builder
- Slow customer support