Wedding websites are the perfect tool for your wedding in order to get maximum exposure to friends and family. Having a wedding website will keep all of your wedding details organized and accessible for your guests. It’s a fun and easy way to keep your guests updated on all of your wedding plans. Most couples create their website when they’ve officially set their wedding date and have booked the venue. You can then put your website information on your save the dates!
Make it Fun
Most sites have a variety of design options with different themes, colors, and layouts to choose from. You can even coordinate your wedding stationery to match your website with some of these sites. Wedding websites are a lot of fun to design and very easy to create.
Tell your story: A lot of your guests may not know how you and your fiance met or how you were proposed to. This is a fun way for them to catch up and get to know your relationship a little better.
Introduce your wedding party: Allow guests to get to know these special people in your life. Add a photo or two of each person with a brief bio or some fun facts.
Show off your engagement photos: A wedding website is the perfect space to showcase your engagement photos. These photos are unique to your relationship and will give your site a personal touch.
Make it Helpful
Remember that you want your website to act as a resource to guests. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the pretty details of creating a website, but try not to stray too far from the original intent.
Include travel information: Airport information and hotel accommodations will be helpful for the guests that are travelling to the wedding. If you have a room-block at a hotel, make sure to include the contact information and any codes that your guests may need when they’re booking their room(s).
Talk about the town: Make sure that you give local recommendations for things to do, places to eat, etc. This will be especially helpful for out of town guests that have time to spare between events. Bonus points if you can provide them with a map and a few of you and your fiance’s favorite spots.
Share the schedule: Make sure that you tell your guests about the scheduled events, including times, locations, and dress codes. To avoid hurting any feelings, your website should only include the events that everybody is invited to. If you have any exclusive events throughout your wedding week/weekend, let those people know individually.
Add your registry: One of the key tools used on a wedding website is the registry link. This will make it easy for your friends and family to find the exact gifts that you’re hoping for. Also, if you’re registered with more than one store, this will keep them all in one place.
Cover the Basics: Getting married is one of the most important days in your life, and with that comes a lot of details to prepare for. To make things easier on your friends and family, you might want to include helpful tips on your wedding website such as the venue information, transportation or parking details, the attire, and any other details that your guests should know about.
Some of Our Favorite Sites!
Wedsites – You can create a beautiful website for free, but you will need to upgrade to get the much-needed and helpful tools such as guest list/rsvp management. If you’re in need of even more helpful tools, you can pay for the pro plan. With this plan, you’ll be able to create a seating chart, timeline, track your budget, set reminders for vendor payments, and more.
Minted – This design marketplace offers stunning custom, semi-custom, and pre-designed wedding stationery with the option to get a matching website. Their free websites provide just about everything you need (address collection, rsvp for multiple events, link to your registry, etc.) but you can pay a small fee to have a custom URL, password protected site, and photo gallery.
Zola or The Knot – These all-in-one wedding planning sites offer free wedding websites with your account. They offer all of the convenient tools such as guest list management and RSVP tracking. They both offer their own registry platforms, and an option to link a registry from another site. With your account, you will also have access to vendor information, checklists, and advice. You can also purchase stationery from both of these sites!