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At first it may seem like a wedding website or online RSVP tool are extra things no one actually needs for their wedding. Until you start planning one of those weddings where things are… complicated. Aka you have four different wedding-related events and different guest lists for each. Or your partner’s family is all traveling from overseas and you need to figure out how to coordinate arrival dates with things like your rehearsal dinner. Or maybe you just have a pretty standard guest list, but your people aren’t the most reliable responders in the world (oh everyone?). Then a Glö wedding website is going to feel like a gift from the heavens. (Plus, coming from experience, nothing is better than being able to point your friends and family to one place and not actually fielding those questions for yourself.)
And while most wedding websites offer the standard wedding website/RSVP option, you may find that just isn’t enough. Which is why we’re glad that Glö exists. They know exactly what you need to
herd cats coordinate your guests, like real-time stats on who has or hasn’t seen an invite, the ability to group guests based on which events they’re going to, and the tools for collecting all the guest info you could possibly need (addresses, names of plus ones, etc.). Glö’s RSVP tools even work seamlessly with other websites—simply add the widget and you’re all set!
ONLINE RSVPS and GUEST LIST MANAGEMENT
The best thing about Glö, hands down, is the online RSVP tool and guest list management. Because while it might seem like common sense, you’d be shocked at how easily RSVPs can be done incorrectly, leaving you without the info you actually requested. With Glö, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Here’s a few ways they take the guesswork out of RSVPS:
- Customize: Add as many required questions to your RSVP as you need: who is coming, meal options, music requests, etc. Guests are then able to respond for their entire household and you can also collect info like mailing address and the names of plus ones all at once. Bonus: Glö takes all the responses and puts them into an easy-to-read format that you can view on any device so it’s always with you.
- Communicate: For easy access offline, you can export and download your various RSVP lists, which is super helpful for sending to vendors and coordinators. And you can easily email all or some of your guests with announcements, updates, or requests, even at the last minute.
- Avoid hurt feelings: Glö also totally understands that all aspects of your wedding don’t involve all guests. Welcome dinner for out-of-towners only? No problem! Rehearsal dinner just for the bridal party? Great! Brunch for everyone? Sweet! Glö lets you set up as many events as you need and invite only the guests you want. And the best part? Only those invited can view those event pages on your site, so no one is feeling left out, and you don’t have to mail out separate invites for each event. You can even
stalktrack your guests and see who and who hasn’t viewed your invites.
Website, Save the Dates, and Invitations
In terms of the website itself, Glö is super simple to set up. No tech knowledge or coding skillz required. Just simply point, click, drag, and your site will be done in a flash. Choose templates from Glö, one of their design partners’ options (like APW fave Printable Press), or with a tiny snippet of code, integrate your Glosite with Squarespace or WordPress (or any other platform that allows HTML). You get unlimited pages, so you’ll be able to load it up with all the info you need. Every site comes with a custom glosite.com URL, but you can purchase a custom URL or use one you already own. Glö has a range of pricing plans that start as low as $19.99 per month, and are based on your wedding’s size and needs.
But when it comes down to it, Glö is so much more than just a website. It’s got all the looks and the smarts. With Glö you can send out your save the dates and invites digitally or via snail mail (each template has coordinating digital and paper invites that match your website design). So shoot your tech savvy friends the e-version, and send Grandma the hard copy. Glö even has the ability to send the same invite out in different languages. They’ve also got thank you notes incorporated so you can get those sent out quick as a lick!
Glö offers a free 21-day trial (no credit card required!) so you can really get a sense for its badass handling of your wedding. Once your trial period ends you can get Glö for as low as $19.99 per month. All packages include guest list management, a website with unlimited pages, and also unlimited events and RSVP questions. All of which is a whole lot easier than stalking your mailbox, wondering if your slacker cousin is coming.