WHY YOU NEED A WEDDING WEBSITE

We are the biggest fans of wedding websites! Any couple should have one, especially if planning a destination wedding. Sure, we`ve all seen some examples of couples going crazy with uploading hundreds of photos, but if you use it right, it becomes more than a useful guide to your guests. And saves you a ton of time!
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Good news is that you don`t have be a computer geek in order to make a wedding website, as on-line services allow you to do it in just few steps using their drafts.

There are many options and the best ones are available at:

Wedding Jojo

Wedding Wire

Wedding Channel

The Knot

It`s easy to inform everyone included in your wedding day – just put the link on your invitation.

Here are top three reason not to postpone going on-line:

SHARING INFO 

becomes so easy… I suggest putting it online as soon as possible. You`ll get plenty of time for updates or any last minute change of plans. As the date is getting closer, you`ll be adding more details. It`s a real time saver as you`ll be able to avoid continuous e-mails and phone calls.

KEEPING TRACK 

has never been so time- and cost- effective. Most of online templates offer guest book and RSVP sections. It is also eco-friendly, think of all the paper not being spent on RSVP cards, envelopes and stamps.

GRATEFUL GUESTS

especially ones visiting the town/country for the first time. It`s a great way to inform them about local customs, accommodation options and traveling information. It’s perfect when dealing with lots of out-of-town guests, as you can post all the hotel info and details on some fun stuff to do.

By now you should be convinced that creating your own web page is the best way to go.

Here`s what an average wedding website should include:

BASIC INFO

such as your names, date, the where and when both ceremony and reception will be taking place. Make sure to answer: who, what, when, where and why.

MAPS AND BASIC DIRECTIONS

are not to be forgotten. You can use link to Google maps or opt for a hand-drawn custom sketch that includes significant landmarks.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATIONS

are necessary to help your guests finding a place to stay. Beside recommendations, you can also negotiate discounts to be provided by using your promo code based on quantity. Make sure to explore what are the closest airports, bus- or train-stations.

LOVE STORY 

of how you two met and got engaged. Make sure to also include few of your photos, but keep in mind nobody wants to browse through 1.826 of them :)

FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTRODUCTION

if you want to inform guests about the most important people in your lives.

REGISTRY INFO

might be a convenient link, but make sure it’s discreet. You don`t want it to look like you`re expecting guests to bring you presents, although it’s customary to do so.

RSVP

section is a great way to keep track of your guests list. You can even add a page with a meal selection if you`ll be offering meat or fish option. You`ll be also saving on your response cards.

ACTIVITIES

can also be suggested to your guests. Save them some time by researching local restaurants and bars, suggest local products to be bought as souvenirs, direct them to the most popular beaches, make a list of sights to be seen…

FAQ

can also be a time saver for you. Think of providing free Wi-Fi, pharmacy, taxi and local currency informations.

Are you planning on having a wedding website? Tell us in comments below…

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