Setting Up a Personalized Wedding Website for the Big Day
Posted on: March 30, 2016
Congratulations! You’re engaged to be married! There’s a lot of exciting information that you need to share with family and friends, but the logistics of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. With all those details and everyone’s busy schedules, calling everyone with every piece of information just isn’t practical. The Internet to the rescue! Keep your invited guests up-to-date with a personalized wedding website.
The Do-It-Yourself Wedding Website
These days, you don’t have to be a professional web developer to have a great looking website. There are many online tools that you can use to easily design a wedding website. Some of them are completely free! Here are some to consider:
- NearlyWeds – offers templates that match their wedding stationery, unlimited photos, online RSVP, online registry linking, blog, guest comments, music, video and more.
- WeddingWire – free tablet and mobile friendly wedding websites, with a choice of styles to match your wedding invitations. Guests can post photos from their mobile device.
- The Knot Free Wedding Website – free easy-to-build wedding website, personalized URL, hashtags and streaming from Instagram and Facebook.
- AppyCouple – wedding website and mobile app. Features include instant messaging and RSVP, many different designs and easy-to-use widgets.
But What Do I Put On There?
If you think you don’t have enough wedding information and items of interest for your guests to fill a website, think again! The style and content of a wedding website will vary greatly from couple to couple, but here are some ideas:
- About Us – the story of how you met and fell in love, shared interests, goals and dreams.
- Meet the Bridal Party – photographs and brief biographies of everyone in the bridal party, including the mother and father of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen, best man, flower child, officiant, pages, ring bearer, and ushers.
- What, Where and When – all the details of the wedding ceremony and the reception, including directions.
- Gift Guide – the shops and websites where you are registered.
- Photo Gallery – this can include engagement photos, trips the two of you have taken, family outings, pets and much more.
- Guest Book – so everyone can write their personalized messages.
For an out-of-town destination wedding, you might include information about accommodations, restaurants, things to do and other details about the location.
Delight your wedding guests, keep them in-the-loop and have a lasting online remembrance of your special day with a wedding website!