Wedding websites have been around for almost as long as the internet, but the trend for having a website for your wedding has really exploded in the past decade. Not sure what a wedding website is? Put simply, it’s just an online website that you create that is dedicated to your wedding: it is generally used to convey information and also enables easy communication between the bride and groom, and their guests. Not sure if a wedding website is right for you? Just like all wedding trends, there is no right or wrong answer here, but we’ll look at some of the benefits of opting for a wedding website to help you make your decision:
The Ultimate in Convenience
One of the main benefits of choosing to have a wedding website is that all of your wedding information is in one place, meaning it will provide a great reference point for your guests in the lead up to the big day. What’s more, rather than field constant telephone or email enquiries from your guests, you can direct them to your website, where they will find all the answers to their questions: ultimately saving you both time and head space.
If plans change, you can update your wedding websites rather than have to contact each guest individually and you can even use the website to take control of your RSVPs, meaning that you won’t have to deal with any stray scraps of paper that could be lost, or even disappear in the post.
An Extension of Your Existing Online Life
So much of our lives are lived online, thanks to social media and the convenience afforded by online booking websites and even online banking. It’s likely that you will have already found many of your wedding vendors online, and will be sharing information about your wedding planning with your friends and family via your Facebook or Instagram accounts. If that’s the case, then a wedding website would be the perfect extension of your existing online life: from sharing stories about the bride and groom to photos of the wedding party, there is no better way to give your guests an insight into your wedding, long before the wedding day.
Of course, if you prefer not to live your life online and don’t like to have an online presence, then this may be a good reason why building a wedding website isn’t the right choice for you.
Share More Information
With a formal wedding invitation, space is limited. But with a wedding website you can add as many pages as you like, enabling you to share much more information. From hotel and restaurant suggestions to a link to your wedding registry, your wedding website can be a one-stop-shop for all the information your guests will need to make attending your wedding as easy and simple as possible. You can also be much more personal with the information that you share, add photographs, and even provide a space for your guests to meet each other virtually before the wedding date arrives.
It may be an extra job to add to your wedding to do list, but in the long run, creating a wedding website could actually save you time and energy. The choice is yours.