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How to make a Wedding Website

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Let me guess, you asked Google, “How to make a Wedding Website” and landed here?

Well it must mean you’re ready to put your wedding up on the World Wide Web! First off, MAJOR congratulations are due for even deciding to build a wedding website. Whther you realize it or not – these little message hubs are a really efficient way to keep guest from calling and texting you about your wedding.

Once you understand how much weddings cost and send out those Save the Dates, you are likely to get bombarded with questions like, ‘where can I stay?, what can I wear, and where are you registered?’

See what I mean? I bet you’re a little overwhelmed just reading that!

But before we dive into how to build a wedding website, let’s breakdown what it is and what it is now.

A wedding website is:

  1. A place where all of your wedding details can be housed
  2. A place where guests can RSVP and add meal selections
  3. A place to list out local accommodations and offers codes for hotel rooms, flights, and rental cars
  4. A classy way to publicize that you ARE accepting gifts (and you can even tell them what kind of gift you want). Honeyfund, Pottery Barn? Bed Bath and Beyond or Amazon? The world’s your oyster!
  5. A place to tell your love story and announce your bridal party
  6. A place to provide your guests updates, you know, for the next time 2020 happens.

A wedding website is NOT:

  1. A SLACK Channel – you can allow guests the option to submit questions to you via email but it’s not a place for all guests to communicate together leading up to their Big Day.
  2. A place for wedding vomit. While you can tell your love story, you shouldn’t go into a long, drawn-out love story…stick to the highlights
  3. A place to ask for opinions on all things wedding related to your guests.
  4. A replacement for sending out actual invites (even if the invite is digital).

Where to get one?

You can leverage wedding website options both paid and free to create your website.

Minted, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Zola, eWedding, WithJoy

What pages should I include?

1. Love Story: talk about how you met (his and her version) and introduce your bridal party
2. Accommodations: any offer codes for flights/rental car (you would contact the airlines/rental companies directly to request one), hotel room blog information, details on things to do in the area/local restaurants to the hotel/venue
3. When and where for the wedding day (address, time, location and attire)
4. RSVP tracking Page
5. Wedding registry links page

Anything beyond this is the icing on the cake, you are welcome to include more but for sure have these areas highlighted and include a link to your site on your save the dates.

If you found these tips helpful, I’d love to know! Send me a message!

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