There are a lot of wedding apps and services out there would be perfect… if only. If only there were more designs. If only the RSVP functionality was more robust. If only it included communication tools and a website. And at the end of the day… you gotta pick one. But longtime APW sponsor Glosite.com is all about breaking the rules and bridging gaps so that you can have all those things in one place, even if it means bringing their competitors into the fold (that’s how dedicated founder Taryn is to ensuring you have a less stressful wedding planning experience). Since its inception Glö has always been about marrying form with function. With Glö, not only can you get a wedding website (with templates from our own APW designers, and the ability to upload your own custom design), but you also get powerful tools designed specifically for weddings, from digital invitations to targeted RSVPs to super streamlined guest communication.
While it used to be that you could only use Glö’s tools with their wedding websites, today I’m really excited to announce that Glosite.com is rolling out a whole new feature that lets you combine the awesome organizational tools of Glö, with the website platform of your choice (Squarespace, Wix, WordPress, Google Sites, and others that allow custom HTML). Which means if you were having a hard time choosing between… say… Squarespace’s minimal designs and Glo’s software, now you can have your cake and eat it too (which, having worked with both of them personally, is kind of like a wedding website dream come true).
To take full advantage of Glö’s newest feature, simply paste a snippet of code into your website and get the full suite of Glö RSVP tools (more on those below) without having to rebuild anything from scratch. Currently this feature is being rolled out as part of the regular Glö packages, but founder Taryn has plans to offer the widget as a standalone service for those of you who just want the RSVP tool and none of the other Glö bells and whistles. Subscriptions for Glosite.com start at $19.99 per month or $75 for a year and vary depending on which features you want to use and how many guests are in your guest list (and you can always get started with a three-week free trial).
So what exactly do you get with your Glö subscription? Well, think of them like a butler just for your guest list, a place to keep all things RSVP-related neat and organized (and hopefully with an increased response rate because Glö makes it so easy). Included in that dashboard are things like:
- digital and paper wedding correspondence. Glö offers email wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and even a group thank you, but you don’t have to go all digital to use Glö. You can send email Save The Dates and paper invitations (they even sell designs that match their websites). Or you can go paper all the way and use Glö to email your guests and manage RSVPS.
- Customize your events by guest: You can add as many events to your Glosite as you want (e.g., rehearsal dinner and reception), but Glö takes it a step further and lets you choose which guests are able to view each event, so when guests look at your events page, they’ll only see things they were invited to (which means, blessedly, none of the hurt feelings that come from realizing you didn’t get invited to the welcome picnic).
- HardCore Awesome RSVPs: Most wedding websites these days have RSVP functionality. But Glö’s RSVP function is like the standard on steroids. With Glö you can add unlimited RSVP questions for each event, seamlessly collect responses, and view them online or download them to a .csv file. Guests can also edit RSVP responses for their entire household, preventing duplicate RSVPs, and you have the ability to update their responses as well.
- Seamless Guest Communication: Glö has a super easy to use messaging tool that lets you communicate with all or some of your guests before and after the wedding celebration. Use it to send last minute updates regarding the festivities, or more realistically, to use it to remind guests to RSVP (and remind them and remind them).
Sometimes the “more is more” attitude of the wedding industry is exhausting and frustrating. But in the case of Glö, more is more can only ever mean good things for you. More ways to send out invites, tailored specifically to your people. More ways to get your guests to RSVP already, dammit. More ways to communicate about wedding-related events. And now, even more ways to have an awesome wedding website. So click here and sign up for your free trial with Glosite.com today. Because what have you got to lose, except maybe some guest-list related stress?