*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
One of the best things about working with a small business from its earliest days is that I get to sit on the sidelines and witness all of the ways the business grows and expands to provide an even better service for APWers than when it started. In fact, sometimes I’m even allowed to yell encouraging suggestions from the sidelines, which is even better. The shining example of this is, of course, Glö, which started out as a service for paperless wedding invitations and wedding websites, along with the most streamlined RSVP management system this side of anywhere, and has grown to add stunning designs from APW designers. Earlier this year we announced that one of those changes was a partnership between Glö and APW, which introduced wedding websites and e-invites by designers in the APW family: Kimi of A Printable Press (See her Glö designs) and Eleanor of e.m. papers (See her Glö designs). Working with Taryn over the last year to make this collaboration possible was about as good as it gets: making APW sponsor businesses even better for APW readers.
Today I’m thrilled to introduce the newest designs from this collaboration. They are so pretty I kind of want to throw myself a party just so that I can send out Glövites. Because let’s be serious. You guys each have a particular aesthetic (quirky, artistic, sometimes minimalistic, but always stylish) and the world of paperless wedding invitations, RSVPs and wedding websites hasn’t…um…quite caught up yet. But Glö, along with the APW designers, consistently raises the bar on paperless invites, bringing you a new crop of fresh, affordable designs every season. And the newest designs from Glö are themed for fall and awesome. Like this luscious monogram from e.m. papers. Side note: Can I get a fist bump for a fall-inspired invitation design that features something other than falling leaves?
But before I get too carried away gushing about these amazing designs, I should remind you that Glö has so much more to offer than just a fabulous design aesthetic. In fact, I can’t think of a single wedding invitation need that you can’t fulfill through Glö (including matching paper invitations so that you can snail mail an invite to grandma in the same design as the e-mail invitation you sent her daughter). With Glö, you can also:
- Send Glövites—beautiful email wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and even a group thank you. Upload a design, or choose from one of their gorgeous preexisting designs (now featuring even more designs from APW designers!).
- Create a Glösite, your multi-page wedding website. You can personalize like crazy by adding photos, a countdown, fancy slideshows, videos, interactive maps, or any other widget. You can even specify which guests can view each page.
- Add unlimited events to your website (e.g., rehearsal dinner and reception) and select which guests are able to view each event. The website only shows the correct events to each guest, thus preventing hurt feelings. Ta-dah!
- Add unlimited RSVP questions for each event, seamlessly collect responses, and view them online or download them to a .csv file. Guests can edit RSVP responses for their entire household, preventing duplicate RSVPs. You can also update your guests’ RSVP responses online.
- Easily communicate with all or some of your guests before and after the wedding celebration using the easy messaging tool. It’s super easy to ping and remind guests to RSVP or send last minute updates.
Now, before you start thinking, “With everything it provides, Glö is probably prohibitively expensive for me to use,” let me stop you right there. Because Glö is not only a super customizable service, it’s also super affordable. You can get the Light Package (the website, with events and RSVPs) for $75 a year, and the Complete Packages with Online Stationery starting at $109 a year. Or if you only need a few months worth of services (heck yes, short engagements!), they even have monthly pricing plans. APW designs for your website are purchased individually for $20 (and are worth every penny). The best part? Glo offers a free 21-day trial so that you can experiment with their services yourself. Though don’t say I didn’t warn you. Once you get your hands on these tools, you’re not going to want to let them go.
Glö keeps getting better year after year, in ways both big and small. (Taryn even told me that they recently changed the name of their blog from glo-bride.com to readytoglo.com, fulfilling a desire to be as gender neutral as possible. Proving yet again that she is your people.) So what are you still doing here? Go check out Glö‘s new designs, try out their free 21-day trial, and then go buy yourself a nice pair of shoes with all the money you save on postage by going paperless. You’ll be happy you did.