5 Easy Tips to Build Your Wedding Website
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
If you are planning to build a wedding website but not quite sure how then, this blog is perfect for you! We’ve got you covered from what is a wedding website to what you should include in a wedding website. As modern couples keep on exploring different cost-saving alternatives and easy ways to plan a wedding, a personalized wedding website is a good start! Here is everything you need to know about building your website dedicated to your wedding celebration.
WHAT IS A WEDDING WEBSITE?
A wedding website is a personalized website exclusive for your wedding celebration. It contains information that you weren’t able to put in your save the dates and invitations because of a lack of space in the physical layout. Wedding websites allow you to answer your guests’ inquiries without them calling and texting you or answering the same questions hassle-free (Answer all the possible concerns in your FAQs).
You can also save a page on your website designed for your love story to let the guests know how you met your partner, or include a registry page in case your guests want to send you some love on your big day. Building a wedding website is a practical and easy way to communicate with your guests throughout your wedding planning.
HOW TO MAKE A WEDDING WEBSITE?
After getting the basics of a wedding website, it is finally time to make your own! Grab your pen (or laptop) and take note of how you would create an efficient wedding website for you and your guest list!
1. PICK A PLATFORM
There are paid and free wedding website builders that offer you a great variety of tools and templates to design your website. Pick the platform that you think best fits your personality and that’s easy to manage. Some sites like The Knot, Squarespace and Wix have been the top choices for most couples, but if you think they’re not the ones for you, there are still other options to consider. You can check some wedding website builders here for more ideas.
Bonus Tip: Choose a wedding website platform that is convenient to use not only for you but also for your not techy guests.
2. CUSTOMIZE AND SECURE
Once you’ve chosen your wedding website platform, it is time to decide on your template. Some site builders offer you many free and professionally designed wedding website templates. You can also customize these templates depending on your wedding theme and wedding style.
Website builders like Riley & Grey have highly customizable features, while Wix offers you a stress-free click-and-drag editor that allows you to update your wedding website in real-time.
Most wedding websites also have security features allowing you to opt for a password-protected site. We highly recommend you to use this feature (if available) since your wedding website will include private information. Customizing your password also assures that only your guests with the link can see the details, but be sure that your password is easy to remember.
3. ENTER PRIMARY INFORMATION
Think of your wedding website as an extension of your invitations. You can include other important wedding details on your website (but not too much). We listed some of the necessary information that your guests have to see while viewing your site.
· The location, date, time, and wedding events
· The suggested attire for EVERY wedding events (Your wedding ceremony attire might be completely different from your bridal shower, so don’t forget to include that in your announcements.)
· RSVP information
· Where you are registered
· Wedding Party
· Personal stories (Your wedding website is the most suitable platform to share your love story with your guests, so make the most of it but resist making a novel!)
· Photo Gallery (You can include your engagement photos and wedding photoshoot.)
· Travel and Transportation (Let your guests know if you have provided them a shuttle service. Also, give them the direction to the venue, and even the venue’s parking slot.)
· Gift Registries
· Any other “need to know” details
· FAQs (Here’s where you can put questions that you think your guests have to know that is not in the primary information that you’ve provided)
If you have exclusive events that are limited to your close friends and family, then better send the invitations privately instead of posting it on the site. This information might confuse other guests or hurt their feelings!
4. EDIT BEFORE YOU PUBLISH
Editing is a critical step that you mustn't skip. Make sure that you have provided all the information that your guests need carefully. Double-check the addresses, date, and time that you write on your site to avoid inconvenience to your guests.
Editing your site (not just once) will make it less susceptible to errors! Don’t forget to hit the publish button once you are satisfied with your website! Publishing your site means that your guests can access your site through your given password.
5. SHARE AND UPDATE
Publishing your website is not yet the last step, you have to make sure that you keep on updating your website in case you have sudden changes in your location or date! Also, remind your guests to check your website as often as possible to see if you’ve posted some relevant announcements.
Put the password and the link of your site in your wedding invitation. Avoid posting it in your social media accounts if you don’t want to receive uncomfortable and intriguing questions from non-invitees!