Your ultimate guide to wedding websites
There's oh so much guest information to hand out before a wedding. With family asking you where they can park, friends requesting dress code details and aunties asking about gifts, you can feel like a one-woman concierge service during the lead up to your event. Enter the trusty wedding website! From venue vibes to dress code deets and even your wildest registry wishes, pack your wedding website full of information and let it take care of everything. In this article, we dive into all things wedding websites. We'll look at when to create yours, where to find them, how to word your website and much much more.
What is a wedding website?
The advantages of using a wedding website
We've shared a few of the best features of a wedding website above. But there are some real advantages that may not have even crossed your mind yet. Here are some key benefits:
Considerations when using a wedding website
Free website limitations
While there are free options available out there for creating wedding websites, some have limitations in terms of design options, customisation, or storage. Additionally, certain advanced features, such as RSVP management or integration with other wedding planning tools, may require paid subscriptions or additional costs. Take some time to look into what works best for you before you put too much time into creating something that doesn't match your expectations.
Choosing the right wedding website
Do you want your wedding website to simply tell a story, enhance your wedding 'brand' and offer some helpful information? Or are you using your wedding website for the logistics? Choose a site that offers what you need.
When should you start a wedding website?
While there isn't a fixed timeline for creating your wedding website, it's never too early to start!
We suggest creating your wedding website at least 6-9 months prior to your wedding day or when you send out your save the dates. Even if you leave pages blank with a note which says "More information to come", it's better to start sooner rather than later.
Don't forget to include your website URL on your save the dates or invites and inform your loved ones about your website.
Wedding website wording
So you're presented with the blank canvas of your wedding website, but words suddenly fail you. This is totally understandable. With save the dates, wedding invites and a website to write, it's understandable that you're a little lost for words. Whilst some pages of your wedding website will be more explanatory, the welcome page deserves a little thought. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.
Short and sweet
"Let's party! Adrian and Sue invite you to join them in celebrating their marriage."
Casual and chatty
"Welcome to our wedding website! We are thrilled to have you here as we embark on our new chapter. On this website, you'll find all the details you need to join us in celebrating our special day. From venue information to accommodation suggestions, we've got you covered. So, grab a virtual glass of champagne and explore the site to discover our story, meet the bridal party, and get excited about the festivities to come. Thank you for being a part of our love story!"
"Together with their parents, Paul and Jennifer request the honour of your presence at their wedding on the fifth of May 2024."