So if you are still on the fence about whether or not you need a wedding website I’m here to tell you, you should make one!
Honestly, wedding invites are beautiful and still a wonderful gesture but they are no longer suitable to provide all the information that your guests now expect to be given about your nuptials.
Some reasons that Wedding Website’s are the best:
- They can be used to organize your guest list and RSVPs
- They can collect menu requests (if you have multiple options)
- To share information with your guests about places to stay and things to do in your wedding location
- Information about Hotel Blocks (if you have one)
- Share information about your Wedding Party
- Link to your registry
- Unlike an invitation, you can provide continuous updates as circumstances or places change (ahem, Pandemic Wedding Planning)
- You can also collect photos using a google drive linked on your wedding website
- You can also collect song requests for the Dance Floor!
Sooo now that I’ve convinced you to make one, how?
There are so many different websites to use as a hosting platform which one is the best for you.
Here are some of my top options for you to consider:
- 100+ themes to choose from that you can also coordinate with environmentally-friendly Paperlust and Paperculture Save the Dates and wedding invites
- Use it to stream virtual wedding events (a very handy feature these days!)
- Allows multiple admins (you & your partner)
- Digital RSVPs
- Global guest list tool allows you to manage and tag guests (including +1’s) all in one place. (You can also import your any guest list spreadsheets, too).
- Tags make it easy to filter by groups such as where you know them from (“high school friends”), dating status (“single”), or whether they’re bringing kids.
- See which guests have opened their invites. Plus, ask guests everything from their meal choices to their travel plans
- Notify guests of upcoming events or changes, and message them directly from your guest list. You can even send them digital Save the Dates and invites
- Collect guest photos and showcase them in live slideshows (and decide if you want guests to be able to share them on Facebook and Instagram)
- Create or link your wedding registries, including retailers and cash funds
- Share your love story and introduce your wedding party with photos and bios
- Guests can book travel directly via your wedding website
- Password protect your entire site and specific pages (like one for your bachelorette party) that only guests invited to that particular event can see
- Choose from multiple themes and colors
- Guestlist manager that allows you to add guests to multiple events, assign a household, and help you collect guest addresses via a secure url you can e-mail them
- A combined wedding checklist and budget tool that helps you stay on track
- Create a photo album, share a Facebook album, or enter your wedding hashtag and pull in Instagram photos from guests
- Import your guest list or add it manually to the ‘Guest List’ section
- A management app directly on your phone (I personally used the knot and found this feature to stay updated on the go very helpful)
- Choose from over 30 designs and customize your page layouts and colors
- Digital RSVPs
- Preview the way your wedding website will look across all devices (desktop, phone)
- Add fun survey and quizzes
- Out-of-town guests can browse nearby hotels or add Airbnb options all within your personal website
- Connect with various online wedding registries