Are you planning to launch a wedding website to serve as a wedding invitation for your guests? Or maybe as a place where you can keep all the memories and highlights of the event. Well, contrary to popular belief, building a website is easier than it sounds and no, you do not need to know how to code. But there are a few other important things to remember when building a wedding website for your guests. So, without further ado, here are 7 tips for building a successful wedding website for couples who are ready to tie the knot. Happy Wedding!
- Stick to the Theme
The most important part of sending out a wedding invitation is for it to correspond with your theme. A theme helps make it easier for guests to know what to expect; from dressing up to wrapping your gifts. Even if it’s just an intimate event in your garden, pick a theme and stick to it. Just because this is going on a website, doesn’t mean it cannot emulate what the wedding was about. And plus, who doesn’t love to follow a theme!
- Travel Information
If you decide on having a destination wedding, make sure all the travel information is clearly stated. From dates to the location to who is paying for the fare, make a point to mention everything. Remember to also mention where the guests will stay, if you have places picked out or booked for them, or if they need to find their own hotels. Some places offer accommodation deals for larger parties, so you could give recommendations to guests as well.
- Be Brief
While some information may require details, the rest does not need to be a paragraph long. Be brief and to the point, so your guests do not get confused. Add bullet points for crucial bits of information or make subheadings. Maybe even put in a story of how you, the couple, met but keep it short and sweet. You are allowed to brag and show your love but don’t go overboard.
- Registry Details
While placing your wedding registry details on invitation cards is frowned upon, putting the information up on your wedding website is a brilliant idea! You could even add direct online links for what you have in mind and make it easier for your guests to find everything.
- Post an Itinerary
It’s a good idea to make an itinerary for your guests and post it on the website. If you plan on having other events such as a bachelorette/bachelor party or want your guests to be a part of the photoshoot, put them in a list. This way, you don’t have to post about intimate events that are reserved just for close friends and family. An itinerary will make it easier for your guests to RSVP to things they will or won’t be able to attend and allow you to control what you want everyone to be able to attend.
- Attire for Guests
If you plan on having a distinguished themed wedding, it would be a good idea to let your guests know what to wear. If you want to have a casual wedding, tell your guests to dress casually. Many weddings, nowadays, have a specific color theme. I am sure you wouldn’t want a guest to feel uncomfortable because they wore a different shade of blue than everyone else.
- Make it Exclusive
Since this is a website on the internet, everyone who can see it will know details about your special day. To avoid wedding crashers, only give the link to your guests or you could even password protect your website. It’s simple and easy to do and could save you a whole lot of uninvited people.