If you’re here, you’re clearly getting married – and we’re stoked to be your trusty sidekick through it all with Joy! Below, we’re throwing you a roadmap for crafting a wedding website and app that’s cooler than the cucumber slices at a spa day. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty and create something that’ll have everyone talking – your wedding website and mobile app extravaganza!
Step 1 – Create your wedding
- Begin crafting your website by clicking here.
- On the wedding creation page, share your name, your partner’s name, and the wedding date and location. If these specifics aren’t nailed down yet, no sweat! You can easily update them later.
Step 2 – Building Website
- Unveil your User Profile. Log in at https://withjoy.com/account/events and select your wedding to access your admin dashboard.
- Add Admins: Add your partner, best buddies, or wedding planner as admins. With admin powers, they can help manage your website and app.
- Personalize your Website: Tailor sections to ensure your website and app pack in all the info your guests need.
- Like all things Joy, you can add or remove sections whenever the mood strikes.
- Get the app: Grab it for iOS here and for Android here.
Step 3 – Adding Your Personal Touch
- Showcase your engagement pics: Go casual with candid shots or stun with snazzy pro photos – your guests are in for a treat.
- Personalize your wedding theme with various layouts and themes.
Step 4 – It’s All In the Details
- Share your love story and sprinkle in some tidbits for some extra pazazz.
- Introduce your wedding party. They’ll have their moment in the spotlight on both the website and app.
- Pro Tip: Extend the invite to them before other guests, so they can lend a hand in your planning.
- Nail down your Schedule to guide guests to the good stuff at the right time. And, don’t forget to set the stage with your must-attend Wedding Countdown event.
- Include Hotel and Lodging info for cozy stays.
- And, naturally, polish up your Registry section to guide guests on gifting.
- Quick Suggestion: Have a wedding day SOS ace up your sleeve – could be your Best Man, Maid of Honor, or even a savvy sibling. When guests have Qs, you’ll be the hero with the answers. Step 5 – Lock and Load the Privacy Fine-tune those Security Settings: Play bouncer for what’s on full display and what’s for VIP eyes only.
Decide if your wedding site and app need a secret code, if guests can play matchmaker, and what’s safe to share on social media.
Step 5 – Strengthening Your Privacy
- Fine-tune your Security Settings: Decide if your wedding site and app need a secret code.
Step 6 – Warming Up for RSVPs
- Cook up your RSVP questions – choose from pre-set options (like dietary deets) and decide if custom questions are in the recipe. Adjust, add, or deactivate questions later.
- Craft your invite message: This email will be the star of the show when guests open their invites.
- Test the RSVP waters and invitation email. We recommend setting up “practice guest” profiles – they can be deleted later.
- Pro Tip: Got Gmail? You can add +test1 or +test2 to your email for crafty fake profiles that still hit your inbox. For instance, if your email is email@example.com, conjure a faux guest with the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 7 – Ready, Set, Guest List!
- Manage the Guest List: Add couples, families, and friends manually or upload a guest list spreadsheet.
- For exclusive events use Private Events to unveil or veil certain events for specific sets of eyes.
- Now, let the invitations fly: Send an eCard via the guest list or toss your Joy link onto paper invites.
- Round up those RSVPs: Gently remind guests to RSVP and keep track of their answers.
Step 8 – Spread the Joy
- Deck out your Moments Page with more photos.
- Guests can share photos and drop messages in your guest book using the app. They’ll find this on your Moments Page.
For more insights and tips, explore help.withjoy.com!
Still have some questions?
Ask us directly! Click on the black and white chat bubble in the bottom-right corner of this page to ask us your questions, or you can email us at email@example.com. You’ll get a friendly response from someone on our team! 🙂