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Say 'I Do' to Wedding Websites: Everything You Need to Know

Get ready to level up your wedding planning game with one of our favourite planning tools: the wedding website. Consider it your secret weapon, a digital sidekick that will streamline your planning process and make your special day even better. In this blog, we'll talk about how to use a wedding website as the ultimate tool for creating a wedding that's uniquely yours, and gives your guests all the info they need (without a 4-page print-out). But first, here are 7 reasons you should consider creating a wedding website:

1. Simplify Guest Communication

Let's face it: technology rules the world, and weddings are no exception. A wedding website is where you can dish out all the essential deets and keep your guests in the loop without losing your sanity. Say goodbye to endless phone calls and convoluted group chat - from the ceremony and reception locations to the date, time, and even dress code, you can cram all the details into one convenient online hub.

2. Show Off Your Wedding Vibe

What better way to showcase your awesome wedding style than through a kick-ass wedding website? Use it to tell your love story, post photos of your life together, and give your guests a sneak peek into the party that awaits them on your special day.

3. Hassle-Free Accommodation Booking

Gone are the days of frantically fielding phone calls and emails about hotel recommendations and room bookings. With a wedding website, you can provide a dedicated section for accommodation details. Include a list of nearby hotels, bed and breakfasts, or even discounted room blocks, along with direct booking links. Your guests will appreciate the convenience of having all the information at their fingertips, eliminating the stress of finding suitable accommodation.

4. Streamlined RSVPs

Forget the hassle of paper RSVP cards and endless manual tracking. A wedding website simplifies the RSVP process like never before. Create a dedicated RSVP section where guests can quickly respond to your invitation online! Not only does this save time and resources, but it also allows you to effortlessly track responses and keep an updated guest count. You can even customise the RSVP form to collect additional information like meal preferences and dietary restrictions.

5. Meal Preferences Made Easy

Speaking of meal preferences, a wedding website is the perfect platform to gather this vital information from your guests. Include a section where guests can indicate their meal preferences (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or other dietary requirements) during the RSVP process. This ensures that you can cater to everyone's needs and guarantee a great dining experience for all.

6. Smooth Transportation Logistics

Transportation logistics can be a major headache, especially if your wedding venue is in a remote location or requires special arrangements. Fear not! Your wedding website can come to the rescue by providing detailed information about transportation options. Whether it's sharing directions to the venue, coordinating shuttle services, or suggesting carpooling arrangements, your guests will appreciate having all the necessary details readily available. A wedding website ensures that everyone arrives on time and stress-free, ready to celebrate your big day.

7. Cohesive Design

In addition to being super practical, wedding websites can help bringing your wedding theme and design to life in other ways. Some wedding website platforms go above and beyond by offering a range of matching stationery options, including invitations, save the dates, and thank you cards. This means you can maintain a cohesive aesthetic across all elements of your wedding!

How to Create Your Wedding Website

Now that you're sold on the idea of having a wedding website, let's talk about how to create one.

Wedding website platforms

Thankfully, you don't need to a web designer to create a killer wedding website. There are a number of wedding website platforms and creators that offer pre-designed templates that even the most tech-challenged people can use to provide details. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Pricing starts from $20 per month

  • Custom domain, mobile site, RSVP management

  • Luxury paper invites to complement wedding website

  • No app download necessary

  • Free!

  • Custom CSS

  • RSVP management

  • Widgets for, Airbnb Kayak,, Google Maps and more

  • Save the Dates and invites to match your site

  • Multiple events scheduling and RSVPs (great for Day 2s!)

  • Personalised schedules for each guest

  • Free!

  • Collect RSVPs

  • Connect with Wedshoots album for guests to add photos

  • Seating chart builder

  • Pricing starts from $16 per month

  • Extra cost for custom domain

  • RSVP tracking via forms

  • Custom CSS

  • For more tech-savvy couples

  • Pricing starts from €149

  • RSVP tracking

  • Save the Dates and invites

  • Digital Post Box

  • Thank You Cards

Get Creative

Remember, your wedding website is an extension of your wedding day. Customise it with colours, fonts, and layouts that reflect your unique style. Add photos, stories, and inside jokes that showcase your incredible love story. Don't hold back - let your creativity run wild!

The Must-Have Sections

To ensure your wedding website covers all the bases, make sure to include these essential sections:

  • Home: Roll out the virtual red carpet and give your guests a warm welcome.

  • Our Story: Share the juicy details of how your love story unfolded

  • Wedding Details: The important stuff—date, time, and location of the ceremony and reception.

  • Accommodation: Help your out-of-town guests find a place to stay either at your venue or nearby.

  • RSVP: Make it a breeze for your guests to RSVP online and keep track of their responses.

  • Gift Registry: Show them where to shower you with love (aka gifts!) with easy links.

  • Wedding Hashtag: Tell your guests how to share their photos and videos on the wedding day with you

Make It An App

Wedding website platforms are all about enhancing the experience for your guests too. Thankfully, many platforms offer a mobile app option for guests, where they can easily RSVP, view important details like the schedule, venue information, and accommodation, and stay up to date with any last-minute changes or announcements.

Customise Your URL

What's more, many wedding website platforms offer the option to customise your domain. Instead of being limited to a generic URL, you can have a personalized web address that reflects your unique style and makes your website easy to remember. Oh, and you can usually password protect it too.

In 2023, a wedding website isn't just a luxury - it's a necessity for the modern couple ready to rock their wedding planning. From simplifying communication to showcasing your love story and keeping everyone in the loop, a wedding website is your secret weapon.

And guess what? Wedding planners like me have caught on to the trend! We've integrated website creation into our packages to offer you a seamless planning experience. We'll guide you through the process, curate the content, and bring your vision to life while you focus on the million other things on your wedding to-do list (like deciding between a chocolate or vanilla cake—tough decisions, I tell ya!). Contact us here about how we can help with creating a killer wedding website for you.


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