These days, nearly 75% of all engaged couples create a wedding website. Personalized websites are a great place to share your wedding planning journey, photos, wedding event details, and more with your guests. It also helps your friends and family members feel a bit more engaged in the process leading up to the big day. But with dozens of wedding website builders out there, it’s easier than ever to create a custom wedding website. But it can be hard to choose the best platform for you. We’ve done a deep dive into a few of our favorites to make the selection process a little easier.
For a cohesive visual look between your wedding website and wedding stationery, Minted is the answer. There are hundreds of designs to choose from, ranging from minimalist to bohemian to formal and everything in between. The best part? All of them are created by independent artists. Once you’ve chosen a style, you can then shop coordinating save-the-dates, invitations, and more for a seamless wedding brand. On the off chance that you can’t find something you like, Minted offers custom artwork for a one-of-a-kind website for $270. While the sites may be visually appealing, their functionality is pretty basic, making them a great option for those who want a beautiful site without having to become a computer programmer!
Riley & Grey
If you’re looking for elevated design and a luxurious feel to your wedding website, Riley & Grey is hands-down the way to go! As their own website states, Riley & Grey is for “design forward couples”. You’ll find chic, sophisticated templates inspired by everything from fashion and interior design to architecture and beyond. These high end wedding websites do come with a hefty price tag though; a Riley & Grey site will run you $35 a month or $240 a year. If you’re looking to give your guests a modern website experience with all the visual bells and whistles (but not necessarily a ton of planning tools built in), this platform is for you!
Joy is known for being incredibly user-friendly, shifting the creation of a wedding website from a daunting task to a fun experience. If you can’t figure something out, their live chat support is sure to come to your rescue quickly. While only a few different website layouts are available, there are plenty of designs to choose from, all of which are currently free (although they do plan to introduce premium pricing soon). Encourage your guests to download the Joy app so they can receive push notifications and never miss a wedding update!
With over 250 wedding website designs, Zola is perfect for just about any couple. What’s even better is that their drag-and-drop builder makes creating a wedding website easy for even the least tech savvy couple. Your Zola website can accept RSVPs and easily integrate with Zola’s own universal wedding registry, making it a one-stop shop for your guests. Zola even offers matching wedding stationery to help you create a consistent wedding brand. The best part? Zola’s website templates are FREE while a custom domain name is very affordable.
In addition to their wedding planning tips and vendor reviews, The Knot also offers over 100 free wedding websites designs with a focus on classic and traditional styles. While the sites are easy to create, customization options are somewhat limited. However, The Knot makes up for it with easy integration with other tools offered by the digital wedding planning brand, like guest list management, planning checklists, and a budget tracker. Perhaps most importantly, the sites are mobile friendly so that your guests can stay in the know on the go!