A wedding website is an informative tool for guests to use that is created by the couple getting married. Deciding what to share with your guests can be tricky, but we're here to help!
Your wedding website should have enough information to cover the basics, but you don't want to overwhelm people.
1. Provide necessary details.
The wedding website is where you have the opportunity to specify anything that you believe will be important for your guests to know, including: locations, times, cash bar/open bar, dress code, etc.
You can also take time to jot down a list of activities for out-of-town guests so that they have something to do if they are there a day or two early.
Some couples even share their vendor list on their site so that their guests have a heads up on the menu or entertainment.
Don't forget to add your fun hashtags for guests to use the day-of!
2. RSVP on the website.
Sometimes, guests will forget or wait to RSVP until the last minute. If you have a list online, guests (or you if you start getting RSVP texts!) can simply click on that persons RSVP so that you have a firm headcount on the day-of. This can save both time and money (postage can really add up!).
3. Attach an "About Us" tab.
While you two have probably met almost all of the guests on your list, most guests will still be intrigued by a good "How We Met" story. Here, you can tell guests your own love story and how it evolved into the relationship they will be celebrating on your wedding day. It's a simple addition and provides guests with an opportunity to get to know the two of you a bit more. Be sure to add some favorite photographs as well!
Online registry has increased with online shopping and while it's fun to run around a store and tag items, you can see if stores offer both options. On this tab, guests can check out your online registry and grab a gift for the couple all while sitting down at home! If you and your fiancé already live together, consider adding items that you'd like to upgrade such as new patio furniture or appliances.
5. Bridal Party Introductions
While this isn't a mandatory tab, it's a unique addition to the wedding website. Add the bridal party members' names, provide a photo of each and write up a small background about how they know you.
Still have some lingering questions about wedding websites?
Q: Do we have to use a wedding website?
A: No. It is completely optional; however, according to The Knot 89% of couples utilize a wedding website.
Q: When should I start working on my website?
A: It's never too early. We always recommend to our clients that the wedding website goes up before the Save the Dates get sent out.