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WEDDING WEBSITES: WHAT’S THE POINT?

WEDDING WEBSITES: WHAT’S THE POINT?

Wedding Website
I’ll admit it: I’m a fanatic for an adorable wedding website. I enjoy reading the “how we met” story and the ability to include many, many more photos than are included on the save the dates or invitations. You can see my save the dates here.

What information should I include?

You should include the basics! A website can be shared at any time. If you’re late on sending save the dates or invitations, a website is an alternative method to share your pertinent details for your special day.

  • Who you are: Have you ever gone to a wedding, but never met either the bride or groom? Informing your guests how you two met is the perfect introduction for friends coming with dates. Since I’ve moved, I might not get the chance to meet good friend’s new partners before
  • Date: What date do your guests need to plan for? The save the dates also check this box, but if you’re skipping on the save the dates, then make sure that you announce the date of your event as quickly as possible!
  • Location: Do you have guests coming from out of town? Let guests know where the event will take place ahead of time. It will be much easier for them to find and price transportation. Also, include hotel information if you have decided to block off rooms.
  • RSVP: Some guests might lose your invites – but it’s okay! You already included the digital RSVP on your website. Some people find it easier to use the automation software included for determining how many guests will be attending your wedding. The alternative is to use a spreadsheet on your own or keep track via pen and paper.
  • Registry: As it is not proper etiquette to include registry information on the invitation, it is an easy additional part of a wedding website.

Should I buy a domain?

No! You don’t have to buy a domain to have your very own little corner of the internet devoted to your wedding. You can use The Knot to create your free wedding website.

If you did want to buy, then you can check out Squarespace for very EASY method of creating your own website. Prices may vary, but you do get a free 30-day trial.

Do I need a wedding website?

No! It is not required that you have a wedding website while you are planning EVERY other aspect of your wedding. It is meant to be supplemental to include extra information for guests as well as helpful for you while you are planning. If you don’t want one, don’t get one!

Did you create a wedding website? How did you decide to make one?






15 thoughts on “WEDDING WEBSITES: WHAT’S THE POINT?”

  • I’ve seen a few of these pop up in recent years, and I (personally!) love getting to know BOTH parties in this way. Also it’s useful for event information. and whatnot. PLUS having all info in one spot (including registry) makes it a bit easier to take care of scoping out the couple AND purchasing something for them to start their life together 🙂

    • I went to a wedding in Mexico and the couple used WedPics (I think) and it was just for photos. It was easy to upload and then the bride can scroll through and pick her favorites from her friends.

  • I am so glad this wasn’t an issue way back when I got married, I was at my hairdressers recently and she was working on her hashtag name to use for her wedding?!?!?!

  • I haven’t heard of wedding websites .. but they sure seem like a great idea. All of the info can be in one place .. along with photos etc. Whoever thought of this is a genius

  • I think a Wedding Website is such a great idea. Especially if you have family members that live at a great distance, or even out of the country. I like that idea, but well, I have been married for 25 years, so this is really not something I would be looking into. My kids maybe one day? Awesome idea, blessings!

  • Wedding website sounds like a nice idea for documenting everything. Though it depends upon the personal choice of the couple as how much they are comfortable to share their personal lives in the world of internet!

  • My cousin is gettng married soon and I think she would 100% appreciate your post, I’ve actually sent it to her, but I think she may just make her own wedding website xx

  • I never thought that it was a trend to build a wedding website. I guess it can help in organising the menus and knowing exactly how many guests will come, at what hours and what are their preferences.

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