The registry information…
The super long accommodations info that just wouldn’t fit on the Save the Date…
The who’s who of the bridal party that needs a ton of space…
Your proposal story that’s so sweet, but doesn’t fit in the program… guess what all these are?
Prime candidates for your wedding website.
Think of your wedding website as an extension of all your pretty paper: it’s a great place to share additional information that won’t work or fit on your printed pieces. Here are our tips for how do it and what should go on yours!
Where to start? The Knot and other similar sites have easy and free website builders for you to use- but your customization options are limited to their templates. Nearlyweds and Minted offer beautifully designed templates- you can pay to upgrade to premium features, but they do have limited plans that are free. Appy Couple has gorgeous templates for websites and a coordinating app (how twenty first century!)- pricing is a one time fee that starts at $39.
Looking for something a bit more custom? Customizing a Blogger or WordPress.com site theme with your own graphics, colors and fonts might be the way to go. Want a cohesive look? Ask your designer if they customize wedding websites or if they could create web graphics for you to use.
It’s a good idea (ok, traditionally- it’s a must) to keep your registry information off your invitation- so if you’re registered, you’ll want to include that information on your website. Other things that may not fit on your invitation set that are shareworthy on the website: extended directions and accommodations information, your proposal story, your wedding party, and all those cute pictures of you two!
Having a destination wedding or expecting a lot of out of town guests? Load your wedding website up with fun local information, sites to see, and links from your city to explore.
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Weebly is another great site and can be manipulated or a custom look as you can edit the CSS/HTML code to create a custom theme. With a little internet research and the help of my stationer making a custom header logo I have a website that coordinates with my invitation suite, no web programer needed.
I love nothing more than great paper design and consistency, so to me the website design is a crucial component to the overall look. As always, thanks for a great post :)
Speaking of consistency, programmer needs another “m”!