We’ve already made our case on why wedding websites are so important and even the best wedding website builders, but if you’re still wondering what to include on your wedding website, today we have the answers! From not-to-be-missed info to how to organize it all, we’re here to help you make your wedding website a one-stop-shop for big day details. Your guests will be thanking you for keeping them in-the-know.
The Scoop on the Two of You!
Tell the story of how you met and what made you fall in love with each other. Have your spouse-to-be write their own version of history, in addition to yours, so that your guests can read the story from both perspectives. Give all of the proposal details too. How, when, where, whether you cried, who you called first, etc…people want DEETS!
Don’t forget photos! They don’t have to be engagement or even professional photos. Pics from your vacation, a birthday, or just a random date night are a-ok!
Include some fun stuff, like a random list of your favorite things, little known facts, or even mildly embarrassing stories about each other just for some laughs.
Ceremony and Reception Information
Provide the address for both the ceremony and reception sites. Be sure to list the start time of all events, including the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
You can also include the suggested attire here. This info isn’t appropriate on a wedding invitation!
It’s always nice to include a list of wedding party members. Go the extra mile and include a photo, a short description of who they are, and what makes them so special to you. Don’t forget flower girls and ring bearers!
Let guests know when and where you’ll be honeymooning. Inquiring minds want to know!
It’s a major faux pas to include your registries on your wedding invitations. It is much better suited for your website. But be sure to link to your personal registry and not just the store’s general site. Save your guests the trouble of having to search for your wish list.
Provide the address, phone number, and website of the hotel(s) where you suggest your out-of-town guests stay. If you’ve negotiated a discounted rate, make sure to include that information, as well as instructions on how guests can receive that rate. For example, some hotels provide you a code that can be used with online booking; others prefer reservations are made over the phone.
While they may seem archaic, driving directions from the hotel to the ceremony, from the ceremony to the reception, and from the reception back to the hotel are always helpful. Don’t assume everyone – especially elderly guests – has a phone with GPS or knows where they are going! Pittsburgh roads are notoriously hard to navigate.
If you are providing a shuttle, this is a great place to list the departure times and locations. PRO TIP: List the departure time as five minutes BEFORE the actual time the shuttle will be leaving. That way you provide a little cushion for guests who are running late!
Traveling friends and family members will likely make a mini vacation out of your wedding weekend. Give them plenty of entertainment options by providing a list of your favorite attractions, restaurants, and other hot spots.
A Guest Book
Most wedding website builders allow you to create a section where friends and family, particularly those who cannot attend, can leave well-wishes.
To ensure your guests will be keeping the dance floor full all night, give them to opportunity to request songs that will get them up on their feet!
For some couples, collecting RSVPs online is the way to go. If your wedding is more formal, this may not be appropriate. But you can still create a great virtual space where guests can RSVP for other events, such as your rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, or even your bridal shower!
Other Ideas for Making Your Wedding Website Extra Awesome
Post any last minute changes on the homepage. This will ensure guests see it! You don’t want them to have to dig through pages of information to find an important update.
Make it fun! People like to laugh so tell funny stories, act a little goofy, and just be yourself in your writing. Reading it should feel like your guests are speaking right to you.
Keep it clean. Make your information easy to find with clear page names, lists of bullet points, and short paragraphs.
Have a basic skeleton of your website ready when you send your Save the Dates. That way you can include the URL on them. Post basic information that you know at that time, such as date and location, and let guests know that more details will be posted as they’re finalized.
And last but not least, don’t put your phone number on your website. You DO NOT want people calling you with questions on the day of your wedding! Trust us!