Wedding websites are becoming the ultimate wedding accessory because they’re a great way to share the details of the big day. Couples don’t have to be technical gurus to set up a website and – best of all – they can be available for free!
A basic wedding website will normally include the all-important details such as the names of the couple, their wedding date, time and place as well and other helpful information for guests such as directions, transport, accommodation options and maps.
But most couples like to personalise their websites and often include photos of themselves and perhaps members of the bridal party, photos of the venue, honeymoon info, stories about how they met (which could be two different versions!), hen and stag night information and details of any extra social events before or after the big day. Couples will also sometimes provide links to online photo albums so that their guests can look at the wedding or honeymoon photos.
Another popular use of wedding websites is to ask guests for extra things such as photos or stories which could be used in speeches, any special requests for the DJ – or anything else which might not be mentioned in a formal wedding invitation.
And wedding websites are a great place to include information about the gift list – particularly if couples don’t feel comfortable about sending gift list information with their wedding invitations. Telling guests about a wedding website is a discrete way of pointing them to a source of information about the wedding without actually giving them the information directly. It’s also a great place to give guests some background info about the gift list, especially if the couples are looking for money (towards something special or the honeymoon) or if they want to stress to guests that they don’t need to buy a wedding gift.
For couples wanting to set up a wedding website they can build it themselves from scratch, pay a wedding website designer or buy a wedding website online. If they don’t want the hassle of registering a domain name, building a website, hosting or backing up information they may prefer to find a supplier who offers a free wedding website as part of their service.