Couples create a wedding website to inform their guests about the details of their upcoming event. Inform everyone how you met, when and where the wedding is, and where out-of-town guests should stay. This is one of the few places it’s okay to mention where you’re registered. Create a wedding website to help limit questions and give you more time for planning your big day. You can even allow people to RSVP on the website.
Wait Until You Set the Basic Wedding Details
Don’t launch your wedding website until you’ve determined the basics of the wedding. Know the date, time, venue, and wedding theme. You don’t want people visiting and finding that all the information still needs “to be announced.”
Get An Easy-To-Remember URL
If you can, get an URL that includes both of your names. Depending on the website, you may need to register for a special domain name.
Don’t Let the Website Replace Paper Invitations
Some people still aren’t comfortable using the internet and RSVPing online. People consider it bad etiquette to send out online only invitations to such a formal event. Give guests the choice to RSVP in other ways.
Stick To Your Theme
When designing a wedding website, it’s important to stick with the wedding theme you’ve chosen. Use the wedding colors and wedding theme to set the tone for your upcoming event. People will know what to expect.
Include a Photo
Include at least one photo of the two of you. An engagement photo is perfect, but any photo you like of you as a couple is fine.
Keep It Simple
You don’t have to go overboard and spend a lot of time on the wedding website. You can keep it simple. Choose the template that is most suitable and include all the pertinent information.
Include All Helpful Wedding Information
Think about everything you need to be aware of if you’re attending a wedding. Include that information on your wedding website. Have a page with information on you as a couple. Include pages with registry information and a wedding timeline including all the events to which you are inviting everyone. Don’t forget to include details like the dress code and whether to expect a cash bar. Give people information on the local area, such as fun things to do and restaurants and hotels located nearby. Include directions, RSVP information, and whether the wedding is unplugged or has a hashtag.
Avoid Mentioning Exclusive Events
If you’re having wedding-related events that all guests aren’t invited to, don’t include these on the wedding website. Issue separate invitations to those invited to avoid making others feel left out or confused.
Avoid all but the most common invitations. Some abbreviations may seem obvious to you but not to your guests. Think about whether people only use the abbreviation locally or on wedding planning websites.
Make sure you mention all the information on the invitations on the wedding website. This way if a guest loses their invitation, they can still find the pertinent info easily.
Password Protect Your Wedding Website
Your website will include information that’s personal. You don’t want just anyone to have access to it. Make the password something easy to remember for guests and include it when you give people the wedding website. If you don’t want to include a password, at least create a special wedding email address. You could also use a “contact us” link instead of giving out your personal contact information.
Consider Showing Some Love For Your Wedding Party
It’s nice to show your appreciation for your wedding party. Include a page on your wedding website that highlights these special people. At the very least, list them by name. Even better, write why you chose them and post a photo (as long as the person is okay with this.)