Pricing and Features
Starting with the Discounted package at $49 per website, Cordially offers unlimited invitations with no time limits, building collaboration with other possible contributors, with a Cordially subdomain and a small branding at the bottom of the page. You can replace their logo with your own avatar. Meanwhile, the Standard package bumps the features to include no branding, Google visibility, and the ability to add your own domain. It costs $79 per website, a bit steep compared to others that offer a brand-free website for less.
If you want to take Cordially for a test drive, they offer a free use of their website builder and where you can send up to 5 named invites. Aside from this restriction, there are no other limits with the free version, so you might as well check it out before making a final purchase.
Limited But Lovely Templates
Despite having only six templates, Cordially houses some beautiful templates which won’t overshadow your photos and images, while still being functional for its purpose- letting your guests know the details of the wedding and letting you know if they will come. They have Modern, Rustic, Magical Garden, Greenery, Vintage, and Romantic templates which are customizable, but only to a certain point. You won’t be able to edit the pre-set design, rearrange the layout, or add any music or videos into the website. That said, their templates are mobile-responsive, so you don’t need to worry about invitees confirming their attendance from their mobile devices. You can also opt to show or hide content sections like the header, background landscape photo, map, travel and accommodation, registry, gallery, and footer.
Managing Your Guests
As for the guest list, add them into the account manually or by uploading a CSV file. You can also see in your account how many guests you’ve yet to send the invite, how many have confirmed, are not sure, have not responded, and have declined altogether. You can also download your guest list for other purposes.
You can send custom RSVP messages depending on each invitees’ response, as well as which information you want to gather from them. These include their mailing address, number of children they will be bringing, food restrictions, and other information they may want to share in regards to the wedding and the reception. You can choose whether their answers are in free text, or if they have to choose one or multiple from a set of options. More importantly, the RSVP forms gathers the guests names and applies them into the forms, so they will be addressed on a first name basis, and the message won’t feel generic and rushed.
There are two ways for your guests to access the website and send their responses. First, if they access the generic website, they can enter an access code specific to your invite, and the website will generate a personalized RSVP for them, as well as add them into your guest list. In this version, you don’t need to add the guests manually, there is no list of duplication, and you will be notified at once when they send an RSVP. You also don’t need to collect their email addresses beforehand. On the other hand, if you choose to manually add your guests, a unique URL will be created which contains the RSVP form specifically for them. This way, you can just send the link to your guests and they can directly submit their responses.
Cordially has a FAQ section that only has three entries, so it won’t really be helpful if you are having issues or need a guide in building the website. It would’ve helped if they have a support section where users can view tutorials in editing templates and organizing their guest list, as with troubleshooting steps for issues. You can reach their support team by email, although a live chat option would’ve provided faster responses. They also have social media accounts in Facebook and Twitter that you can follow for the latest announcements.
What's the Verdict on Cordially?
Cordially Review 2018- Conclusion
Cordially misses out a lot when it comes to design- true, their templates are beautiful and needs little editing, but there’s a restriction on customization, and their selection is severely limited. You can’t even add videos or music into the pages, and you only have six templates to choose from. That said, the websites do fulfill their function just fine, paving the way for an easier guest management and sharing the wedding details. If you want a simple wedding website and don’t want anything fancy, then Cordially can do the job just fine.