You are getting married? Congratulations! A wedding website will make it easier for you to share information and gather responses from guests. When building the website, think practical, about your story and making memories. Utilize your website to plan your big event, so you can relax and enjoy a beautiful wedding day.
There are not five or six wonders of the world but only one alone: LOVE.
— Jacques Prévert
What do you include on your wedding website?
Don’t know what to write about? Weddings, it is all about the Ws:
- When is the date?
- Where will it take place?
- What to expect?
People want to see this information at first glance.
Wedding website examples: front page. People will know immediately about the when, where and what.
Save the date
The date completes the “wedding front page triangle“: you, your soon-to-be spouse and the when. Besides sending “save the date” invitation cards, you can use your website to reveal the when first, before you update it with more info. More on that later. 😊
Location, location, location
Equally important is the where. Make it stand out on a dedicated page.
Example: location page
Details about booking accommodation and travel options can be accessed by a button that links to a sub-page. Whatever brings the ones you love to your big day, fast and smoothly, must be on this page.
Extra Tip: Do you have guests attending from other cities or countries? They will appreciate your recommendations. These can include interesting sites to see in the days leading up to or after the big day.
Inform your guests about the nitty-gritty of your wedding timeline. On a “what to expect” page for example, you can let guests know when and where the ceremony will take place, what to expect after the formal procedures, and most of all when the buffet is open.
Example: wedding day schedule
Dress code and more
Remember how Bridget Jones dressed up in a Playboy bunny costume for a tea party, but no one else joined in with the fancy dress?
Your guests want to know how they can prepare, so give them some clues. Inform them about your wedding day schedule and possible activities around it. For example, if the wedding venue has a pool your guests may want to bring their swimming items.
Putting these vital details down will also help you to see the overview of the whole process.
You’ve probably been a wedding guest once before. Put down all questions that family, friends, and other guests may have. Displayed as a card grid or simple FAQ list, topics will be viewed easily.
Example: A card grid overview that answers potential questions of your guests
Répondez s’il vous plaît (RSVPs)
Manage confirmations of your invitees hassle-free with customizable forms. You can let your guests write down comments, food allergies and extra wishes.
Moreover, the forms give you enough input to prepare your table seating arrangements and decide which family member to invite for the rehearsal dinner. See, you are one step further. 😉
Example: A simple guest response form
Grant access to restricted content of your website:
- to special guests, like bridesmaids or performance artists, so they can coordinate the day and receive updates from you
- to close family members, giving them a better insight than “regular” guests
Now you know why you need and how to make a wedding website and you are ready to build the perfect one.
Plan ahead and share
Creating a wedding website can be done simply and easily. Still, it will pay off to start early and share website planning updates on:
Extra Tip: Let your guests name their favourite songs. This way, you will have your wedding playlist sorted in a flash.
Use your website to manage gift-giving. Here, you could:
- Provide a wish list with items linking to the retailers
- Create a virtual piggy bank (aka. bank account) to finance your honeymoon
- Set up a fundraising project
Use your website even after the wedding
Why not make your wedding website last a little bit longer? Here are some tips:
Give advice and advertise
- You could advertise for the catering service, wedding location or musicians.
- Make wedding photos available for purchase from image sites like Shutterstock.
- Recommend a wedding salon for future brides.
- Advise others how to make a wedding website and make organization easier.
- Monetize your wedding website and get extra income.
Let extraordinary gifts, which include events your wedding guests promised to take you to, become unforgettable. Create a special page to remind your guests to keep their promises. Other readers will find ideas for future personal gifts.
Videos, a wedding album and other visual media will be enjoyed by those who witnessed the day and let those who could not make it be included in the fun.
Planning your next event? See how to create a website for other events
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