Are you looking for a wedding website? A wedding website is an essential tool for planning a destination wedding. If you are planning a destination wedding, chances are that your family and friends live far away.
Your website will allow your guests to learn about you and your partner while they are planning their trip. They can find out how to get there, where they will stay, directions, and other resources in order to make their travel plans run smoothly.
In this article, I'm going to tell you why a wedding website is an essential tool for planning your wedding and how it can save you a lot of time and money. I'm going to put wedding websites in the spotlight and outline how you'll benefit from having one.
What is a Wedding Website?
A wedding website is a great way to have all of your wedding details in one place. Not only is it convenient for you and your guests, but it provides an easy way to share everything you want to share in one place. A good wedding website will include things like the date and time of the ceremony, information about the venue (including maps), details about accommodations, travel information as well as a description of the wedding party. Your wedding website is also a wonderful place to give details regarding gift registries if you have any.
It can also be a space where you share photos and videos of yourselves with your guests. If you had an engagement session then you should definitely use your pictures from it on your site as well. The site should be easy to use and navigate, the last thing you want is for anyone in your party to feel confused!
A wedding website can help collect RSVPs.
A wedding website makes it easy for guests to RSVP, and the responses are all collected on a single webpage. You can also check off guests who have RSVPed by hand (if, say, you're going to be checking your great aunt's response from the dial-up modem she uses at her nursing home). And when guests RSVP online, they can tell you any dietary restrictions they might have—that way your caterer will be fully prepared.
A wedding website can help you save money.
There are many more ways that a wedding website will help you save money, but perhaps the most important is this: typically a wedding website costs significantly less than sending out paper invitations. This alone should suffice as reason enough to build one.
If you're still not sold, consider how much time and money it will cost to print and mail out invitations, collect RSVPs and information from your guests, keep track of everything that's coming in, email everyone who hasn't responded yet (and then call them), contact additional guests with incomplete information…
So much back-and-forth goes into the organisation of a paper invitation that it almost makes more sense to have someone manage it full-time. But why go through all that when you can simply create a wedding website? No postage costs for RSVPs; no paper costs for invitations; no time wasted printing and sending out invitations; no time wasted chasing up RSVPs; no time wasted chasing up guest information. You get the idea.
A wedding website can share your registry information with guests.
A wedding website can also be an important place to share your registry information with guests. If you have a wedding website, it's likely that not everyone you would have invited is able to attend, but some of them will still want to buy you a gift (especially if they live far away).
That's why it's so essential for your registration information to be easy for guests to find. It should either be on the home page of your site or easily accessible through the navigation links.
Be sure not to post any additional private information on the site that you don't want your guests (or the whole world) to know about. Your registry info is one thing; putting your parents' address on there is another.
Not only will it be easier for you and your guests, but a website can also give you something more tangible to look back on after your wedding day. So much of the wedding planning process is focused on organising logistics it's easy to lose sight of all the work that goes into making sure everyone gets to enjoy the festivities. A website will help you remember these details once the big day has come and gone. It’s a great way to round out the memories from your big day!