Oooh I do love a bit of technology. Jack loves a bit of technology. We’re pretty much an Apple household. So when I suggested we get our own wedding app, Jack was really excited by the idea.
I’d come across Appy Couple on Pinterest about a year ago. A friend of mine was engaged and whenever I saw something cool I passed it on to her. She loved the idea but, luckily for us, she never used it. I don’t know anyone who’s had a wedding app before, but I quite like the idea of doing something a bit “modern.”
Usually I would wonder if anyone would use the app or find it useful, but back in 2011 I went to a wedding in Cornwall, six hours away from home. In my rush to pack and leave the house before 6:00 AM, I stupidly forgot the invitation and other important details. Thank goodness I’d been messaging the bride on Facebook and had all the details in a message; otherwise I’d have had to call her—and I doubt a girl wants to know that her guests are lost!
As we are having a sort of destination wedding (in the sense that all our guests live at least two to three hours away), we figured having this information on a phone could end up being useful. And I think an app is pretty cool thing to have, anyway.
I didn’t look at any other apps if I’m honest. I liked this one and stuck with it!
We went through a number of themes before finally settling on this one, which we think matches our invitations nicely.
The good thing about this app is that you can remove pages that you don’t want. We didn’t want the “Stories” section, because everyone knows us well, and we didn’t want the “Bridal Party” because it seemed a bit awkward for us to be writing a bit of a bio about our parents!
My favourite bits were the “Key Events” and “Travel” pages, as they allowed us to give our guests useful information. In “Key Events” we could give the addresses of our venues and it linked to a Google Map—awesome.
We could also add additional information about the reception. We added bar prices, as we know people would appreciate a heads up on how much drinks will cost. We’ve decided not to tell them that we’ll be handing out complimentary glasses of sparkle and half a bottle of wine with the meal, so then it’ll come as a nice surprise!
The “Travel” section will hopefully be very useful. We’ve included some tourist attractions for those to visit if they wanted to make the most of their weekend at the seaside, and I’ve also added a section about public transport. You can’t park near our venues, and so hopefully they’ll be able to get here easily with information about buses and trains, and taxi numbers!
Has anyone else used Appy Couple? Or any wedding app? How did your guests respond to it?