Why A Wedding Website Will WOW Your Guests
Your wedding day. For many of you, it’s a day that you’ve been planning (at least in your head) for quite some time. But even if you’re the most hands-on wedding planner since Elizabeth Taylor, there’s one thing all wedding-minded people can agree on: we can all do with a little less Q & A from relentless would-be wedding attendees.
So how do you get away with planning a wedding in peace, without spending hours on the phone answering your great-aunt Mary’s oh-so-urgent reception questions? By building the ultimate wedding website of course!
From the gift registry to directions to your venue – your wedding website can be the online hub for everything your guests need to know to get ready for your big day. Meaning that you can spend less time answering the same old question, and more time to searching Pinterest for the cutest way to display your guestbook.
Here’s what your need to include in order to create the perfect wedding website:
Show Off Your Loveline
Your big day is more than about what flowers you choose or the color of your bridesmaid dresses, it’s a celebration of two people joining together to raise a glass to their love. Remind your guests what your big party’s really about by including a visual timeline of special events leading up to your big day.
Some fun things you can include:
- when and where you met
- your first date (including the adorably awkward moments)
- when you adopted your dog together
- the time you went to your favorite sandwich shop and (your partner loved it instantly, too)
- the day of the proposal with a lovely description of how it happened
Each couple has a different story with different special moments and memories. Putting them all into a timeline is something you can have fun with, and your guests will enjoy, too.
Encourage Guests to Leave a Message
Allow your wedding guests to get the love party started early by leaving a comment on your wedding website! A simple hello will do, but you can make things extra interesting by encouraging your family & friends to share a favorite memory of the two of you.
Let Everyone Know: The Countdown is On!
Counting the days ‘til your big day? Help your fam & friends count along with you by adding a fun countdown clock to your wedding website!
Driving Down to Matrimony
Make sure no one gets lost along the way to your wedded bliss by adding a map and driving directions right onto your website.
Bonus: don’t forget to make your website mobile friendly to help your wedding guests find your venue while they’re on the road. This mobile checklist is a great resource to help make sure your site look perfect on small screens.
Rain On Your Wedding Day?
You can plan most things in your big day, but the weather ain’t one of them. Rain or shine, help you guest get dressed for whatever mother nature throws your way by putting a weather tracker right on your website.
Eco-Friendly Invites & RSVPs
Bulky wedding invites and self-addressed stamped RSVPs are so 2014 (and pricey to boot). Luckily, you can easily send paperless invites & RSVPs directly from your Wix account’s dashboard with Wix ShoutOut. Send more people to the valuable information they’ll find on your website by adding your RSVPs right on your site with one of Wix‘s form builder tools.
Ready to make your wedding website? Get started now with our gorgeous wedding themed templates!