You’ve set your wedding date and it’s now official! You are about to step into marital bliss and the excitement of planning the wedding of your dreams has you dreaming 24/7 about how to bring it all together.
You might be considering the need for a wedding website, but you don’t know how to make one that is user-friendly and fun. Well, you’ll be delighted to find that with a little planning and patience, you can create a fun and engaging site that your guests can check out.
Consider these four tips for creating a fun and user-friendly wedding website:
Choose a wedding website platform
Your first task is to choose the right platform and template for your wedding website. With limitless online options to choose from, Minted can be a great resource for anything wedding-related, providing guests with all the information they need to attend your big day. This is because platforms like Minted come with different templates that allow you to create an ideal website with minimal effort and at no cost. Most free sites also offer upgrades like custom URL, password protection, and additional pages. Decide how much content you want to include before purchasing the extras, and if you can keep it simple, save money with the standard free options.
Tell your story and that of your loved one
There is no other couple story like yours, and you’ll want to share the highlights of your trip together on your wedding website. Post a blog that highlights your beginnings together, add photos over the years, and include extra details about the memorable vacations you took as a couple and other moments worth sharing. Consider adding a space where guests can share some of their own memories with you as a couple or just congratulate you.
Include gift registry information
Make buying and sending wedding gifts easier for your guests by posting your gift list information in a separate section of your wedding website. Guests should be able to purchase freebies for you by clicking on links that take them directly to the sites you signed up for. Did you know that you can even establish a “want” for cash gifts? Couples who already have a lot of household items can opt for monetary gifts that they can use for a honeymoon or a future home. If this is an option you want to add for your guests, make sure you have a page dedicated to your greeting well. You might even want to include wording that lets your guests know where those savings will go.
Launch your site early
After choosing the venue, you will have a better idea of what theme to use for your wedding website. Choose a design with custom color palettes and fonts that complement your update announcements. Additionally, it is best to get your wedding website up and running as early as possible for outside guests who need to plan their trip. The ideal time frame to launch your website is six to nine months before your big day. Make it one of your top priorities on your wedding to-do list.
Whatever happens, stay organized and forget about the stress
Keep a handy notebook with inserts to file receipts, invoices, and notes during your planning process. Do the preliminary planning first, which includes deciding on a date, location, and theme before you start building your wedding website. Staying organized will take away unnecessary stress and be able to celebrate the journey to the altar one day at a time!