Wedding Websites & CalUp
In a prior post, we noted that almost 90% of couples use wedding websites to communicate their wedding to their prospective guests.
Whether using generic website builders like Wix or SquareSpace or wedding specific solutions like Zola, The Knot, Joy, or Blueprint, a wedding website provides a straightforward way to:
- Communicate your wedding date/schedule
- Collect RSVPs
- Link guests to your wedding registry
Often, couples put in significant time and effort to ensure their wedding website is just right - getting the vibe, the story, the gallery and the schedule perfect.
As your wedding approaches, two things tend to happen:
- The details of your wedding and wedding party schedule become more clear
- The wedding website emails you sent your guests fall deeper and deeper into the email abyss.
You need an accessible tool to keep your wedding party and guests informed and updated on relevant details - when to arrive, where to park or catch the shuttle, where to meet for photos, what time is the hair and make-up schedule, etc.
This is where CalUp comes in, by providing an easy way to provide each member of the wedding party, family, and guests with a personalized itinerary for only the events at your wedding that they will attend.
Instead of hunting for the email or link to your website on your wedding day, they'll have all of the information they need right at their fingertips.
While CalUp serves a different purpose (keeping folks on track and informed) we’ve made it easy for guests to refer to your wedding website via a Quick Link (see example).Guests no longer need to search through their old emails to find your wedding website link.
They can simply tap on the quick link on the CalUp Wedding Guest App to read your story, view your gallery, and access relevant information - all fun things to do as they gather and prepare to participate in your big day!
Ways to Use CalUp Quick Links
Any event you create in CalUp can include a website quick link and as referenced above, couples often link to their Wedding Website. However, there is no reason to stop there, as quick links can refer to any accessible website or URL.
For any event in CalUp Planner, you simply type in a quick link label, and cut/paste the appropriate URL. The quick link will display as a labeled button in the event on the CalUp Wedding Guest App.
Here are some creative ways, couples and planners have used website quick links on CalUp:
- Resort or Venue Website
- SPA Booking Website
- Navigation App Route (AllTrails, Strava, RidewithGPS, etc.)
- Guest Arrivals on Google Sheets
You can apply your own creativity to create any website quick link you want to help keep your guests informed, engaged and connected throughout your wedding. If you're interested in using CalUp for your wedding, you can access a free 30 day trial here.