Planning a wedding is understandably a daunting task. There is so much to think about such as the wedding & reception venues, cakes, suites, dresses, the wedding theme, the bridesmaids, the best man, contacting wedding suppliers and getting quotes, sorting out accommodation for guests, sorting out catering, invites, musicians and/or DJ’s, hairdressers, make-up artists, table names and decorations, honeymoon arrangements including visas, passports and vaccinations and so much more! Having a wedding website may provide an additional, and much needed solidity to the whole process. Not only will a wedding website display all of the relevant details such as the time and date of the wedding, but also gives your guests the opportunity to contact you easily with any questions or suggestions.
A well structured website can feature an RSVP form, connected to a record viewer, allowing you to monitor attendance levels and menu preferences.
With a wedding website you can have a news section and blog – keeping your potential guests informed of any changes and allows them to ask questions publicly, thus saving you time.
Your website can feature a map & directions page, making it easier for your guests to find both the wedding and reception venue.
Additionally you can upload accommodation suggestions, including the prices and descriptions of local hotels, pubs and guesthouses.
Also, another very useful feature associated with having a website for your wedding is having the ability to upload photos and videos after the wedding for everybody to see.
Another useful page, which you can include on your website, is a menu and seating arrangement section. This way your guests can see where they will be sat before they arrive at the venue.
Finally, wouldn’t it be nice to have a section of your website which allows the bride and groom to talk about “their story”. This could include details of how they met and include any interesting or amusing stories relating to the success of their relationship.
As you can see there are countless ways to utilise such a website.
It is, however, important to find a wedding website template that is easy to edit, update and maintain. This is very important because the last thing you want when trying to add an important news article or monitor the number attendees, is additional stress and confusion. Of course, it goes without saying that you will want to find a wedding website that looks elegant and professional. Many of the wedding website templates that currently exist look somewhat cheap and, well, like a template. So make sure you search the internet for a while to find a wedding website template that has a beautiful and stylish design.
Of course, if you are willing to spend the money you could commission a web design company to design you a bespoke website for your wedding. However, this will inevitably be expensive compared to purchasing a non-exclusive website, especially since you will not be needing the website for any great length of time. That said, you may wish to hold on to the website as a memorial of your big day.