By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
Ding dong! Ding dong! Before the wedding bells can ring, you need to somehow coordinate all of the logistics that will get your guests to the venue for the big day. Wedding planning is no small feat, and whether you’re the one planning the wedding, or if you work in the wedding industry helping brides and grooms, you know that the stress of it can be overwhelming at times. Surely, with all of our great technology, there must be a better way to plan a wedding, right?
Yup, it turns out there is.
Wufoo has harnessed the power of technology to make wedding planning easier with forms, surveys, and coordinating tools--and you won’t have to write one line of code! Let Wufoo handle the hosting, database, backend, and scripts so that you can send out RSVP forms, wedding venue inquiry forms, and even wedding surveys to help you plan that destination wedding with your guests.
Tools For The Bride, Groom, Or Wedding Planner
When you’re the one getting married (or if you’re a wedding planner), the responsibility likely falls on your shoulders to get all of the details together. Check out some of our tools that will simplify the wedding planning process for you:
Organize your planning with to-do lists: Want to know the best way to tackle a process as intimidating as wedding planning? Write out a giant to-do list. Wufoo has created an Online To-Do List, which is completely customizable, so you can write out your steps and keep track of what you’ve done and what still needs to happen. Create categories that allow you to rate the priority level of the task, add in a description, and fill in the date you want it complete by. You can even include a checkbox to click once the task is complete! Wufoo’s online format means that you won’t have to worry about losing your to-do list. Just log into Wufoo from any computer and check your list’s status.
Next up? The contact list of your guests: Long before you send out invitations--or even book a venue--you need to decide how many people you’ll invite. Use Wufoo’s Contact Form to create your list of invitee contacts. Customize the form to take notes, and add in all of the contact information you’ll need to send out those invites – including addresses and email information.
Get your guests’ opinions with a wedding planning survey: Have you ever been invited to a wedding, only to later realize that getting there would cost a fortune, and once at the wedding location, the only place to stay was 50 miles away? If you’re not sure if your ideas are realistic for your guests, why not send out a Wedding Planning Survey?
Find out if guests are willing to travel to your wedding, how much they can budget for accommodations, if they would like to participate in any of the wedding activities – such as giving a toast to the couple or helping with decorations – and even see if they have words of wisdom for the bride and groom! A wedding survey is a fantastic way to make sure your guests will be able to attend the type of party you want to throw, and Wufoo makes it easy to customize the survey.
Use Wufoo for invitations and RSVPs: If you’re hoping to cut down on postage expenses--and save some trees while you’re at it--incorporate Wufoo’s RSVP form into your wedding website, or send it to your guests via email. Guests can let you know if they’re coming, if they’re bringing a +1, and they can even fill in such things as their meal preference for the reception. Want to include a map to the wedding or reception venue? Wufoo thought of that, too. Our RSVP form makes planning your guest list super simple!
Tools For The Wedding Industry Specialists
Do you make your living as a DJ for weddings? Or perhaps you’re a wedding photographer, or you manage a wedding venue, such as a hotel or winery? If weddings are your bread and butter, take advantage of Wufoo’s wedding planning tools, designed just for your industry. Embed the forms and surveys into your company’s website – or email them directly to your clients. No programming skills needed!
You’re the voice and music of the party – get the input you need to get the party cranking!: If you’re a wedding DJ, you do more than just play music--you’re also the MC, you set the tone for the party with the type of music you choose, and you help orchestrate the order of events. Get all of the information you need to throw a great party by having the bride and groom fill out our DJ Planning and Inquiry Form. In addition to organizing the order of events and type of music to play, the bride and groom can let you know if they want you to dress in certain attire. Customize the form if there are specific questions you want included.
Make capturing the moments easier – use our online photography form: Wedding photographers rejoice: Wufoo has thought of you, too. We’ve created tools that make it easy to communicate with your clients and gather information. Embed our Wedding Photography Planning Form into your website, or email it to new clients, and learn more about their event so that you can put together a bid, schedule the shoot, and organize your staff. Capture the bride and groom’s contact information, the location of their event, and any special details you’ll need to know to photograph the wedding.
Venue bookings just got easier with our easy-to-use form: For those of you who manage a venue that’s popular for weddings, such as a winery, hotel, or a beach restaurant, take advantage of our Wedding Venue Planning Form to gather wedding details from your guests. With the form, the bride and groom can book their date, let you know the types of accommodations they’ll need, and even add in catering information if your venue offers it. Customize the form to match your type of setup and gather all of the pertinent information you’ll need to make a booking – in just one step!
Still Curious How Wufoo Works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms--no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customize the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colors to fit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colors to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information through your forms and send it other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications like MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress, and more.