Zankyou helps couples plan many aspects of their wedding online. The site provides users with a website that lets them upload photos and video while presenting basic details about their big day to share with friends and family. Users can also create a list of recommended accommodations for out of town guests with Google Maps embedded right in. The couple can converse with guests and wedding party members through the built in private chat features. Actual wedding planning tools are included so users can create a guest list and make a seating chart. Wedding RSVPs can be accepted online as well as monetary gifts. The site provides 12 hour a day phone customer support that is available in six different languages.Show more screenshots »
Zankyou was founded in February of 2008 by Javier Calleja and Guillermo Fernandez Riba. The application has packaged a number of valuable wedding planning tools that gives the bride and groom more control over the planning process. Users found the personal website was a very helpful feature, however some felt that the money transfer wedding gift concept seemed a little impersonal. Opinions may vary, however it is nice that the option is there in case the bride and groom would like to use it (or perhaps share it with out of town relatives and friends who cannot attend the big event).
Zankyou has compiled an interesting collection of tools that are not often seen together. There are many other website dedicated to wedding planning, however few offer as many customizable functions as Zankyou. Users can set privacy options to determine who can access their wedding website. This might be appealing for private ceremonies and smaller wedding events. Users can also save time by manage seating, guest lists and gift registry through the website.
Zankyou has a slightly feminine appearance that favors varying shades of pink. The site uses a white background and hints of green that help balance things out for both partners. User will be pleased to find a simple interface that allows them to set up in a matter of minutes. The site feels smooth and presents the user with many tools that can be worked seamlessly into the wedding planning process.
A new user can create a Zankyou account by clicking the pink and white “Sign Up” button positioned along the right hand side of the homepage. A pop up box appears and asks the user for the first and last name of the bride and groom, an email address and password. The user must also complete a simple math problem to prove that they are human. The user is asked to choose a theme as well as a Zankyou URL, preferred language, currency and an optional number for a wedding call before they are automatically logged in.
Zankyou welcomes all couples to sign up for an account for free. There are no subscription fees and the user is given access to all basic features. Users are not required to make a purchase to maintain an account, however the site may suggest specific services and products to the user (whenever applicable). The site offers free money transfers for those living in the United States. International users should contact Zankyou to request the current rate for money transfers.
Zankyou.com is a helpful tool for almost any anxious couple planning a wedding. The site works for all types of weddings, however those with out of town guests or who plan to host a destination wedding will get the most use out of Zankyou. Users can recommend hotels and list other important details on their Zankyou page. The money transfer gift option is also convenient for guests who may live far away and will not be in attendance.