Making a wedding website is totally personal preference for the couple but it can be a super easy way for your guests to access information. You can include your website address on your invitations and invite your guests to check it out. You can then add additional information here.
Another super handy feature is that you can then let guests decide if they want to RSVP online directly through your site.
Plus, it can be a lot of fun for you to create!!
I’m planning on using the website feature as an added information hub for everything I can’t put on the invitations.
As I have never once viewed anyone’s wedding website to get information, I decided it was pointless and I wasn’t going to waste my time on something nobody will look at. We are including directions cards as well as hotel block information on additional cards in the invites.
I created a wedding website. There's nothing crazy. I just have the information for the hotel block, including the link to the online portal where they can reserve a room in the block, shuttle information, as we are providing a shuttle between the hotel and the venue, and ceremony/reception venue address, as well as a tab for the registry. The website was up and running for the save the dates. I included the link on them, but not on the invitation. I liked having all the info in 1 place in case out of town guests wanted to book their hotel early, or if someone loses the invitation (the save the date was a magnet, so less likely to lose that).
I had fun making my website and I am still tweaking it. One thing I liked is that you can add or delete pages and change the names of them. My FH and I met at a Bruce Springsteen concert and so instead of having a page called Reception information I changed the name to the song title “Dancing in the Dark.”
I have included two hotels that will give discounts if guests book through the link I provided. With so many people using their phones for everything, they can click on the ceremony venue and reception venue to get directions.
Even though I am mailing traditional invitations, I will have them RSVP online. Not only does this save money but it will be an easy way for me to see who has responded and who hasn’t. I am also having them submit their meal choice and I’m pretty sure I will be able to print this out to give to the catering staff.
One thing I am not doing is utilizing the registry portion. Maybe I am old fashioned but I was taught when you invite a guest you don’t ask for gifts. Obviously people expect to bring a gift or possibly make a donation when they accept an invitation, but it’s bad manners to advertise. Better to wait until asked, or your wedding party and family can let people know with the shower invitations.
I have a good portion of guest who will be from out of town and the website will have info on the hotel block and things to do as well as the schedule once we settle on a timeline. My friend had a website for her RSVPs and it helped her stay organized and save money on invitations so I’m doing that too. I have my registry there as well because if people want to get us gifts it’ll be easier to have them shipped to our home since our wedding is in Cleveland where we are from, but we live in Phoenix. Having to ship things on our own will be expensive. Overall, putting our website together has been easy and fun. Plus our information is accessible from any device all the time so I don’t have people calling and asking about this and that. Hopefully that will limit questions on wedding day too so I can focus on the important things.