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Wedding Website 4-1-1. FIVE Necessary Components

Wedding websites are one of the best inventions in the event industry in the 21st century. They are the perfect way for a bride and groom to be able to communicate with their guests in real time and continue to provide up-to-date info. What are the most important aspects to focus on with your website? Check it out!

What to Put on Your Website?

First, you need to make a website your guests will actually want to read, browse and keep up to date on. There are so many different ways to make sure it is a resource for all of your loved ones for your event.

One: Make sure people know about the website. The easiest way to do this is include the link on your save the date and invitations!

Invitations by Zoet Design
Invitations by Zoet Design

Two: Provide relevant information for your guest, not just your super adorable couple/engagement photos.
This includes the most popular frequently asked questions people could ask about your wedding like: date, location, parking, dress code, guesstimated weather, theme, kids (and resources for them), dates and gifts.
This is also a great area to answer questions for out of town guests: where to stay, what to do, best methods of travel and any other insider info that can make their experience sharing your special day even better!

Three: Allow for an online RSVP. As the millennial couple is taking over weddings, we need to make sure we are catering to our guests’ habits and allow people to RSVP in the moment. This also gives you the data you need to work with online in an easy format!

Four: Have a blog. Make your first “pinned” post you and your person’s story and then post updates through your engagement! Did you go cake tasting? Say YES! to the dress? Lock down the most perfect photographer? Finalize the seating chart? Planning weddings is fun and funny – share your journey with your people. At the very least your grandma will love reading the posts… 😊

Photo by Laura Murray
Photo by Laura Murray

Five: All information needed regarding the registry. Millennial couples are doing so many different things now days with their registries. Want people to donate to a cause, the wedding or a honey moon? Want them to donate time for a project you two have organized? Want cash? Provide the registry and gift information in an easy tab for guests to look at when their planning your gift!

Photo by My Favorite Things Bridal Catalog
Photo by My Favorite Things Bridal Catalog