I think the most exciting part of the wedding planning is putting the details together. I love being able to pick the vendors & venue, getting things timelined. I’m just a control freak at heart. I was ready to share my wedding website with my guests once I had all the details ready and in place. Today I am going to share with you a few things you need to have on your wedding website so that it’s easy for your guest to know and get information.
What To Include On Your Wedding Website
You can simply use The Knot or WeddingWire to create your website. We decided to use WeddingWire because I love their site so much better. I do know that other websites where you can purchase your invitations or save the date cards, also offer free wedding websites when you place an order like Mint or Basic Invite.
What I love about having a wedding website, it’s convenient for those who accidentally lose the invitations & rsvp cards. Because you are able to give them the website and they can easily access the information from there.
Photos + About How You Met
I had so much fun with this when it came to our wedding website. Being able to share our engagement photos and share how we met, is a great way for your guests to know the love story.
This means your wedding date, time of the ceremony, and location of the venue(s). If you are having the ceremony and reception at two different locations, you definitely want to make sure you include that on your wedding website.
Your guests need to know where they are able to stay. Blocking out a few rooms at the nearest hotel is the best thing you can do for your guests. Be sure to include the link or name the room block is under and the rates as well.
If you have guests coming a day or a few days before the wedding, let them know what are fun places to visit, eat or even do while they’re in town.
Let your guests know if they have to pay for parking or if there’s free parking at the venues.
If you don’t let your guests know what the dress code is going to be, expect some people to show up in street clothes. It’s the truth. You’d be surprised by how many people show up in street clothes like jeans, sneakers, shorts etc. It’s so rude. Let them know if you want them in formal clothes, cocktail, or casual. It’s your wedding.
Goes back to guests losing their invitations. Having this option is great for them to easily RSVP online. We sure had a lot of guest RSVP online versus sending back their cards. Make sure you include the food menu if you are having assigned seating.
I went back & forth with this but having the wedding party information is a great way to have your wedding party feel important and part of the wedding even more.
If you are planning on having a wedding registry, include where you are registered. If you are not having a wedding registry and prefer to have checks and/or cash given, indicate that too.
What are some things you added to your wedding website?