So, you’re planning a wedding! There are two scenarios when it comes to collecting RSVPs: you’re either sending texts 2 weeks out trying to gather those last-minute “yays or nays”…or, you’re not. We’ll venture to guess that you’d rather not — which is why we’re VERY excited to let you in on a little secret called Joy! Joy is a free wedding planning platform that offers websites, digital invitations, and the most helpful RSVP technology we’ve seen. They’re even making it VERY easy to alert your guests to changes and updates about your wedding amidst COVID-19 — so valuable right now.
Let us break it all down for you below, but here’s a little spoiler: emojis are involved in the RSVP. And tbh, that really truly brings us joy.
With Joy, you’ll have access to hundreds of beautiful wedding website designs, all with custom features (like fonts, layouts, and photos). You can also decide who gets access to which areas of your website with specific privacy settings. When guests enter their name, they’ll get a custom schedule showing only the events that pertain to them.
You’ll also get all the necessary features like registry integration, maps, and even a booking assistant to help guests find nearby hotels!
We know many of your weddings have been impacted by the coronavirus and our hearts go out to you. During this difficult time, you can use your wedding website as a tool to make sharing your updated wedding plans with guests easier. Consider adding an announcement banner across your website to draw guests’ attention to your news or send digital ‘Change the Date’ E-Cards. Alert guests to your new date or invite them to live-stream the ceremony if you proceed with saying your vows privately on your original wedding date. You can do all of this for free through your Joy wedding website, and a full guide for how to do so is here to help you.
We love a good matching moment and invitations that are “on brand” with your wedding website? That’s the sort of attention-to-detail we can appreciate! You can send unlimited save-the-dates with Joy, along with free e-cards and invitations. Prefer to print your invites? Joy has that covered, too, with their printing partners.
Here’s where it gets even MORE fun. Joy’s guestlist manager is full of simple integrations and ways to keep everything organized. You can import a spreadsheet already in progress or build a master list right there in Joy. Give guests labels to create sub-lists that make it easy for you — think “rehearsal dinner” invitees.
You’ll have capabilities to assign and limit plus ones, group guests by household, and easily communicate with guests under certain labels. No need to manually track as everything is updated in real-time!
Honestly, is this not the best? Watch us organize our entire friend list by emojis 😂! But genuinely, we find Joy to be rather unique and easy to use in its organizational prowess. Once you get an RSVP, you’ll have the ability to follow up with questions when they say yes (and not if they say no). Easily gather information pertaining to meal preferences, hotel blocks, transportation requests, etc. Save money (and a few trees) by keeping everything digital and in one simple place.
Joy also created a mobile app for you to plan on the go as well as for guests to keep your wedding details handy! And once the big day arrives, guests can contribute to a shared photo album that posts on your website. Memories for ALL to see.
Have fun planning the big day…and do it with Joy!
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