On the fence about creating a wedding website? Don't be. People spend SO.MUCH. time online these days. I’m actually embarrassed by the amount of time I spend a computer. Whether it’s shopping, stalking, or pinning, most of the time my fingers are tapping away at a keyboard or on my phone. The web is the first place I go to for any and all information. And I’m sure you’re the same. So it sort of only makes sense that your wedding guests should have a place on the web where they can find all of the details about your big day, right? Creating a wedding website should definitely be on your to do list as a bride! Not convinced? Here are my top five reasons why you might want to reconsider!
1.) It keeps guests informed.
People like knowing what to expect. A wedding website allows you to give all of the big day details to your guests in a convenient way. It will limit the number of questions you receive and you can add more information as it becomes finalized.
2.) You can include an infinite amount of information.
You have a limited amount of space to work with on your invitations. You simply won’t be able to include every single detail that guests need to know. That’s ok; throw it on your website! Plus, there are some details that aren’t appropriate for your invitation, like your registries and the suggested attire. A wedding website is the perfect place for those details.
3.) It’s easy and, in most cases, free.
You don’t need to be a programmer or know any fancy codes. If you can use Word, you can create a wedding website. It’s as easy as selecting a template and adding copy, a few hyperlinks, and some pics. Most online wedding website vendors offer free styles, in addition to some fancier ones, plus upgrades, like a custom domain name or a hidden copyright. It just all depends on what you want to spend and how fancy you want to make it!
4.) It can reflect your wedding style.
From Riley & Grey and Wedding Window to Minted and My Wedding, there is a plethora of providers to choose from. Each of them offer all sorts of designs so you’re bound to find one that fits the look of your big day. Consider it one more piece of your wedding stationery; it should coordinate with the overall tone, style, and other paper pieces.
5.) It’s actually kind of fun.
You can share the story of how you met, photos of your time together, and even funny stories about each other. Celebrate your love and give your guests a peek at what being engaged and planning a wedding is really like. If you’re really into it, you could even blog about the planning process, wedding details, and getting ready for your new life together. Friends and family members like feeling involved and this is just another way to connect with them.
Did I convince you? Hope so! Stay tuned for another post where I break down the anatomy of a wedding website that will help you to determine what to include and where! In the meantime, I want to hear from you. Do you have a wedding website? If yes, why did you feel it was important to have one? Has it been beneficial so far? If no, why not? Do you wish you would have created one? Comment below!