If you have just gotten engaged, congratulations! After the engagement celebrations are over, it is then time to start planning for the big day. A wedding website is a great thing to add to your wedding to-do list.
Having a website dedicated to your wedding will help keep everything organised and share information with your guests about the big day.
Wedding websites have become increasingly popular, and with good reason! There is lots to organise when planning a wedding and a lot of information to give to attending guests, having a website will allow you to add all the important info and keep everyone in the loop, such as reception location with directions and accommodation for guests to book into.
Most wedding websites you can use for free. You can choose a theme and customise the website as you wish.
Wedding websites will allow you to build guest lists so that you can track your RSVP’s, add gift lists, you also get a personal email address so it keeps all your wedding admin in one place.
Best Wedding Websites
- Joy – This is a free wedding website that provides top-quality service. You can customise your website to your taste. There is a choice of gorgeous designs, and a huge choice of fonts, colours, and photos to choose from. You can also create digital guest lists, wedding party introductions, and there is a special app for your guests to use.
- Wix – Wix is the ideal website builder for creative couples. It has some beautiful wedding templates available to use, you can upload your personal story, add photos, include your guest list, contact detail, transport and accommodation information for guests.
- Wedding Wire – Wedding Wire includes a choice of templates, you can create your guest lists with RSVP, include photos and videos, as well as a blog to keep your guests up to date with everything.
What Should be Including?
When it comes down to what to include in your website, you can really add anything that you think is relevant, so think about which important details you want to pass onto your guests.
You could start with your background story on how both of you met and a few photos. Brides have this advice, “Wedding websites are a fun peek into the couple, their love story, and who’s in the wedding party, but keep it short and sweet. Give a quick overview of each bridesmaid and groomsman (think how the two of you met and a fun fact), and go with the long-short-story version of how you and your partner met, fell in love, and got engaged. Hit the highlights, but skip the nitty-gritty!”
Include the main logistics of your wedding on your website. So, let your guests know how they get to the ceremony, what time it starts, wedding schedule, all your contact info, as well as details of transport and accommodation, and any gifts you would like. Making all the information as clear as possible will give your guests time to prepare and arrange things in plenty of time.
If you are having a themed wedding, this is where you can let your guests know of any dress code that you have for your wedding day.
You can also advise your guests about bringing additional clothing, for example, if you are having an outdoor wedding you could advise lady guests to bring a pashmina or advise them to wear wedges instead of heels.
It is really up to you what you choose to include on your wedding website, there are no set rules. Just have fun creating it, you can update the information as and when, and as your wedding day draws closer, your guest will be part of all the excitement.