Appy Couple is a fresh new face in the wedding app world. We first introduced them earlier this year as the go-to app for tech-savvy couples. Creating your custom wedding app is a cinch with Appy Couple’s intuitive step-by-step process. The hardest part is picking a design because there are lots of choices!
This morning I gave the Appy Couple wedding app a test drive, and I’m happy to report success! In under 30 minutes over a cup of coffee, I chose a design, uploaded pictures straight from facebook, filled out details about the event and bridesmaids, and created a beautiful matching website and mobile app. This couldn’t be any easier. Seriously.
Ready to design yours? Here’s an easy 6-step tutorial, with notes:
- Go to AppyCouple.com and click on the right where it says, “Start Here” (duh!).
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2. Fill in the information to create an account (this is basic info like email, password, etc.).
*You’ll get an email from Appy Couple with your private wedding code (this is what you’ll give to guests to access your wedding info) and website url.
3. Choose your design.
*Design templates are sorted by color and style like vintage, urban, opulent, contemporary, and romantic. You can always change this later.
4. Upload photos and fill out event details.
*This is where you can tell the story about how you and your beau met, list the wedding party attendants and share a bit about each of them, link to your wedding registries, build a gallery of images, and of course, post the ceremony and reception details.
*You can add as many events as you wish – bachelorette party, wedding shower, day-after brunch, etc. It’s super easy to grab photos from facebook if you don’t have anything else ready to upload just yet.
*Skip through the guest list details for now, and come back to that when you’re ready.
*You can always come back to the dashboard to add, remove, or edit any of the information for your wedding. You have full control.
5. Check out how the app looks online and on your phone.
*Download the appy couple app to your phone. Click log in and use your email address and wedding code (refer to the email Appy Couple sent, or go click on the dashboard tab). Check it out and notice how well the app and website coordinate.
*When you see the app on your mobile device, some minor differences may appear depending on what type of device you use (Appy Couple is in beta mode, and the app is available for android and apple deivces).
*I found the app to be a little slow to respond on my android device, but overall, the app is lovely and exactly what I expected. Also from the email or dashboard, you can click the url for your wedding website.
6. Make changes to perfect your design.
*If you’re not completely satisfied with the design you chose, simply go back to the dashboard > designs tab, and change your design. It will take about a minute for the app to update when you change the design.
I changed my design about three times before settling on “Royal Peacock.”
Here are some of the other designs I really liked.
That’s it! Now, you’re ready to build your guest list and start sharing the app with the world. You can set your privacy access to be private (guest require your approval before gaining full access), semi-private (guests have limited access), or public (guest have immediate full access). I recommend keeping the app private or semi-private for now. Maybe when the event draws nearer, you could switch it to public for so guest has quick access to your site for addresses, directions, and other pertinent info.
The co-founders of Appy Couple – Sharmeen and Susanne – are simply fantastic. Working with them has been a breeze and their concept for Appy Couple is brilliant. We are happy to promote Appy Couple at DIY Bride. They’ve pretty much accounted for everything including privacy measures, integrated stats, honeymoon registries, and fool-proof design templates. Appy Couple’s apps are the prettiest I’ve seen.
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