Appy Couple

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.

welcome

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.

recepti02

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!

travel

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?

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Mrs. Jackrabbit

Location:
Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    futuremrskt 5 posts, Newbee @ 9:22 pm

    @FutureMrsWeston: I just sent you a message! Hopefully I am not posting as a guest anymore… =)

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    olazmt 53 posts, Worker bee @ 12:16 am

    it lets them share their pics with us!Soooo neat!

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    priyathescientist 1513 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:28 am

    I think this is an adorable idea! It also seems like they’re running a beta special … too bad that option won’t exist when I get married in *mumble mumble* years. :(

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    Mrs. Jackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:01 am

    @celina@appycouple.com: ‘Gifts’ would be sooooo perfect!!

    @priyathescientist: Nothing to stop you signing up now…… *whistles*

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:39 am

    Our wedding isn’t until next September, but I’m still contemplating signing up now anyway! :)

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    dancingriss 420 posts, Helper bee @ 2:14 pm

    One of the most informative (ie unique) posts I’ve read! Thank you

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    ElizaCH 2 posts, Wannabee @ 10:47 am

    @Miss Jackrabbit
    Thank you so much for this review. I’ve been thinking of using Appy Couple, but I was concerned about whether or not we’d be able to eliminate pieces we didn’t want and wanted to hear from someone who really used it.

    I love that they are an App and a Website in one (my friends and younger family can download the app, my grandmother will go to the website, my other grandmother… we’ll just have to verbally tell her the info).

    Any chance you have any more of the codes? I’d love to get my hands on one? :)

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    ElizaCH 2 posts, Wannabee @ 11:13 am

    Whoops, I wanted to ask someone who has used this (or the Appy Couple people if they are still watching the thread): what does the address look like for the website that comes with the App purchase?
    MrandMsSmith.com
    or
    MrandMsSmith.appycouple.com

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    Mrs. Jackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:23 am

    @ElizaCH: flick through the comments and you’ll find an email that may help with a code :)

    and the website looks like appycouple.com/wedding/mrandmrssmith

    we got our own url mrandmrssmithgetmarried.co.uk and had it redirected to our appy couple wedbsite! :)

    glad you found this helpful! we’ve had quite a few people download the app! :)

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    michelle Brosnahan, Guest @ 10:53 pm

    You said you might have some codes to get appy couple for free? If you still do I’m curious about trying it!

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    sydnielynn932 1 posts, Wannabee @ 3:50 pm

    Ive been searching all over the internet and all the codes have already expired. Does anyone still have a code for the Appy Wedding app? Thanks, yall!

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    allyg 400 posts, Helper bee @ 12:09 pm

    Sounds like exactly what we are looking for! Thanks for sharing your find, if you don’t mind me asking how much is it? Is there a monthly service fee?

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    Steven, Guest @ 12:07 pm

    Site keeps crashing. Bummed because I like it a lot.

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    Amanda K., Guest @ 1:58 pm

    @celina@appycouple.com: I am really interested in using Appy Couple for my wedding in Aug 2014. But I had a couple of questions:
    1. How long do you have access to the photos and website after your wedding? Can you download the pictures posted my guests so you can keep them?
    2. Are you able to use a custom domain?
    3. Can you tryout the format before paying? Or do you have a code I could use? I saw some comments about them back in May ;)

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    Sara B, Guest @ 7:33 am

    I thought I’d comment about Appy Couple. We’ve had it for a while (our wedding is Jan 2014) and I’d rate it 3 out of 5.
    It was cool that we were able to build the website and the app at once, but there are sections that are on most wedding websites that are not on Appy, like FAQ section. I’d like to be able to upload a video of us and can’t do that, and I wanted to add pictures of clothes, rather then say the wedding is “winter party semi-casual” but I can’t.
    My mother couldn’t find our hotel into, because she didn’t realize she had to scroll down… so I’d say it isn’t great for non-computer savvy guests.
    If you are on the fence about it and good at building websites I’d say go with a wedding website instead.

    All that said we decided to stick to it. We put the website and app info on our save the dates, so we don’t want to scrap it now, and it works relatively well.

    I’d love to know other peoples experience in regards to the photo section. Did guests actually take photo’s with the app? Could you access them after the wedding>

    Oh, when I signed up I entered all my info, and then backed out at the last minute… then I was emailed a discount code from Appy to lure me back and joined using that.

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    Sunny D, Guest @ 11:35 pm

    Word of caution to anyone reading this review. This company wants to take your money and seems to have no intention of making improvements to the app/service even though the say they do. I provided several detailed suggestions to their team. I was told they would look into it and constantly be making improvements. I then discovered more limitations as we continued our planning. I asked for a refund and they refused saying it was past the 14 day mark, even though we were within the industry standard 30-day mark. I haven’t heard back to my repeated emails over the past few weeks. Find another app

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    Anetra Gibbs, Guest @ 1:38 pm

    Could you tell me what theme you used for the background?

    I just finished setting mine up and couldn’t find a modern look in the navy blue that is our wedding color, and this would be perfect!

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