In today’s modern world, we’re lucky enough to have everything we need at our fingertips. With just a click of a button we can order our food shops, update our wardrobes, and connect with family and friends.
We also have all of the tools and information we need to plan one of the most important days of our lives.
While planning a wedding is more complicated than getting click happy on the right websites, the world wide web makes the vast majority of the planning process easier to manage than ever.
Whether your wedding has been years in the making or you’ve been a little short on time, using the net to create your own wedding website is a must.
A wedding website will make your life easier and you can design your very own, personalised wedding portal for free with most resources.
Your wedding website can be used to send out wedding invitations, receive RSVPs, share essential information, manage your gift registry and much more.
Building a wedding website will ultimately save you money on printing costs, streamline wedding planning, and claw back tons of time that would have been spent on communicating with and managing your guest list.
To ensure your wedding website lives up to expectations, we’re here to share our top tips for creating a useful, stylish, and modern wedding website that delivers on all fronts.
Choose the best builder
There are a number of dedicated wedding website builders out there, some free, some paid for. Choosing the best builder for your needs however is the key to ensuring a wedding website that works for you, your dream day, and your guests.
Joy comes highly recommended by several trusted wedding resources. OneFabDay explains more about why this wedding website builder is a joy to work with:
“Joy is not only a cool (and super easy to use!) wedding website builder, it also allows you to create your own wedding app too. You can use Joy to make your guest list and manage RSVPs, and share all the details about your wedding, your bridal party and your gift registry.
You can use it to send paperless Save the Dates and invitations, or, if you’d rather have stationery printed up to match the style of your website, it’s easy to do so with Joy’s print partner, Paperlust, who conveniently offer international shipping!”
There are many more wedding website builders available. Be sure to do your research and give them a go before committing to the one that will see you through to your big day.
Keep the design simple
One of the many advantages of building your own wedding website is that it can be personalised to your special day. Everything from its colour scheme to its content can be tweaked to complement your wedding. But keeping the design clean and the layout simple will ensure a modern look and feel that will be loved, embraced and easily navigated by all.
Design wise, the possibilities are endless with most wedding website builders. You can choose from a wide range of fancy backgrounds, colour schemes and design flourishes to ensure it really looks the part. Remember, less is more. The worst thing you can do is over-design your wedding website. Keep the font, background and effects clean and classy to create a wedding website with a modern edge.
Focus on its content
The content of your website is integral to the success of your wedding website and your wedding. Without the right details, guests could go AWOL, which may just put a spanner in the works on your big day.
Plan your content ahead of time to make sure you include everything your guests need. This includes information on wedding start and end times, ceremony and reception locations, dress code, how to RSVP, the wedding party, transportation, lodgings, logistics and even social media posting (for unplugged weddings and couples looking to gather images taken by all guests throughout the day). You can update your wedding website with announcements in the run up to your big day to keep guests in the loop too.
Many wedding websites give you the option to make selected information invitation- or website-approved only. Thanks to this function, guests will only be able to see some details (such as your names, wedding date, time and location) after they RSVP – which is great news if you’re worried about any potential wedding crashers!
Use technology to your advantage throughout the planning process by checking out the best wedding planning apps and websites in the business right here.