Why You Need a Wedding Website & Where to Start

Happy Wedding Tip Wednesday! I’ve been sharing weekly tips over on Instagram and Facebook, and now #weddingtipwednesday is on the KCP blog! Here, I can go in-depth with my tips to help you plan and make your wedding the day you’ve always dreamed of (but less stressful). Today’s tip: creating a wedding website, or “wedsite.” This is an amazing way to keep yourself and your guests organized and in the know about your wedding day plans.

Why You Need a Wedding Website

On your wedding website, you can post about the wedding day itself, include registry links, info for out-of-town guests, and share your love story along with your engagement photos and snapshots of the two of you throughout your relationship. Many sites will also let you collect your RSVPs online to save paper and stamps.

Share your wedsite url on your invitations and with your guests. This way, you may be able to avoid a bunch of texts and calls on your big day asking where the venue is and what time the ceremony starts (I had a friend text me to confirm the location as I was putting my dress on…but she had the place completely wrong!). By making a wedding website, all of your communication will be in one, easy-to-find location. As a result, you won’t need to stuff your invitations full of pages with registry lists, dinner info, directions, etc.

How to Create your Wedding Website

The best part about making a wedding website is that you don’t need to know how to make a website! But also, website templates are fun to play with, and you can absolutely find one that’s your style! Here’s how to start:

  1. Choose a site to host and build your website. MintedMy WeddingZola and The Knot all have great templates that are free to use and easy to design. If you’re tech-savvy and don’t mind a small monthly fee, Squarespace is way more customizable and you can use your own domain name.
  2. Once you’ve chosen your host and started an account, you’ll begin with your homepage. Put your favorite photo of the two of you right in the middle of that baby! Share the story of how you met, your proposal story, and any other fun tidbits about your relationship.
  3. From here, you’ll add all the important wedding info. Your best bet is to post the stuff people will likely ask questions about. Share ceremony and reception times and locations, dress code suggestions, dinner options, bar info, registry lists, travel accommodations, and any unique details.
  4. Digital RSVPs? Your template should walk you through how to set up your site to receive these, just make sure your invitations send people to your site to respond.
  5. Add a photo gallery or two of both of you being all cute and adorable together! These don’t have to be only your professional engagement photos, add all those selfies and snapshots, too!
  6. You’re done! Now share your site, and cross one more item off your to-do list!

If you’re having trouble with your site set-up, your hosting site should have an FAQ page or support to help you. Use these tips help you get started with your wedsite, and send me a link once your site is up! I’d love to see what you create!

Happy planning!

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