Wedding websites are a convenient way to create a central location for guests to access wedding information. Setting up a website is easy and, often times, free. Wedding planning websites such as The Knot (www.TheKnot.com) and Minted (www.Minted.com) provide detailed instructions for designing your own free webpage. These webpages can be accessed through the web addresses of wedding planning websites. Another option is to create your own website with your own web address for a fee.
Your wedding website is the digital home base for all things related to your impending nuptials. From directions to dress code, it’s your wedding invitation with more complete information such as accessible from any device, updated in real time, and able to hold way more wedding information than a linen paper card.
Your Wedding Website’s Pages
Welcome / Home Page
Your wedding website’s homepage is the front page of your site and the first thing your guests will see! Have a short welcome message, a favorite photo of you and your partner, your names, and the essential details of your wedding including the date, location, and start time.
Whether your theme is “Our Love Story” or “How We Met”, your guests will enjoy learning what what brought you to the milestone of marriage. This is a great place to display a few of your engagement photos and past images from the beginning of your relationship until the present.
Your guests need to know the basics:
- Where are the wedding events located?
- How do they get there? Have a Google Map or driving directions to each location!
- What time do the guests need to be there?
- List the date, time, and location for your wedding ceremony and reception
- Additionally, include extra events like the after party and morning after brunch
- Guests will appreciate the requested dress code for each event!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a separate page on your wedding website that addresses these specific questions:
- Is the venue handicap accessible?
- Will there be valet parking?
- Are children invited?
- Can I bring along a Plus One?
- Will there be a cash bar?
- What’s your wedding hashtag?
- Will you have an unplugged ceremony?
- What are some specifics for the dress code?
- Where should we go for the after party?
Travel & Accommodations
Your wedding website should include helpful information about travel and accommodations.
- Inform your guests which local airport is most convenient to arrive and depart
- Inform your guests about train/bus stations depending on how they will be arriving
- Notify your guests of the proximity to your wedding location for each mode of transportation
- You may want to include a list of rental car companies
- List nearby hotels
- Details about any hotel room blocks you’ve secured
- Give clear instructions on how to take advantage of your discounted room rates
- List the hotel address and contact info
- Link to the hotel website(s) so guests can easily book their stay
- Information about any shuttle service from the hotel to your venue
According to wedding etiquette, including your registry information on your invitation is impolite. However, placing it on your wedding website is perfectly acceptable.
Simply include the name of the store or registry service, along with the direct link so guests can click through to search your selected items.
- Insert the “RSVP by” date on your wedding website to cut down on the amount of late replies
- Having an online RSVP option on your wedding website is a great alternative for your more tech-savvy guests
Sharing Your Wedding Website
As mentioned above, the URL of your wedding website should never be printed on your wedding invitation. Here are some ideas of where it can be included:
Save the Date
Your Save The Date is the perfect place to introduce your brand new wedding website! Simply print the URL as a stand-alone at the very bottom of the card or place it in an introductory sentence such as “For more details, visit [Your Website].
Pre-Wedding Event Invitations
If you’re sending invites for your engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelor/bachelorette parties include your wedding website address on them.
A details card is a small information card that is included in your wedding invitation suite. Etiquette principles look down upon the website URL on the invitation itself. However, it can absolutely be printed on a separate card within the same envelope. The details card can also list things like your registry information, room block information, or dress code.