By now, you’ve probably gone through dozens of wedding website examples to give you an idea in terms of the design that you want to implement for your site. You must also be aware of the basic content that you should add on your site - information on the ceremony, reception, the location, where you are registered, directions to the venue and your love story to name a few.
Whether it is by made using wedding website templates or designed by the best professionals, your site’s purpose is the same: to provide information to your guests about your big day. It should be a reliable guide to what they should expect during your wedding weekend - and even get them to look forward to attending. You may have seen it in other sample wedding websites - the witty love lines and funny entourage member descriptions that are meant to keep the guests engaged. But you also need to note down a few things that you should and should not do on your wedding website.
Choose a good website builder
If you’re not a professional web developer nor are familiar with website design, learning these skills may be the last thing on your list at this point - or they might not even be on there in the first place. Create an account with a good website builder so you can get your site up without needing to write code. Some of the best wedding websites examples have been made from a site builder. Check this site that was created for Mike and Aisha’s wedding on Strikingly.
The site has all the components needed to create an informative website. It does the job it was made for: inform guests about everything they need to know about the wedding and the venue. They also made sure to be more casual and witty about the tone of the content to make their event seem more inviting. The information is more than enough to get their guests excited about attending the wedding.
Be clear about your dress code
Your guests will want to be appropriately dressed so make sure to indicate the dress code on the website. It may sound so simple but you will be surprised at how many of The Knot wedding website examples we’ve gone through that did not indicate this detail. Make sure to keep your guests from wondering what they should be wearing for the wedding or if you want them to wear a certain color for the wedding rehearsal or any other pre-wedding event. If you’re getting married outdoors, your guests will want to bring the right footwear. Little things like this help guests prepare sufficiently for your wedding weekend.
Indicate social media guidelines
If you’re going to use a hashtag for the wedding, make sure you let your guests know through the wedding website. Conversely, if you’re having an unplugged wedding, it would be good for guests to know that you don’t want them to enjoy the intimacy of the event and keep from posting photos on social media. You can check out the wording on different wedding websites examples to give you some inspiration on how you can craft your content.
Do not add details on exclusive wedding-related events
If there’s a bridal shower or a rehearsal dinner that’s meant for close family members only, do not include details of these events on the website. Make sure to coordinate with the people who are supposed to be attending this events personally instead. This will help prevent any misunderstandings and awkward encounters during the weekend. You don’t want to spend your wedding weekend trying to accommodate guests who are not even supposed to be in these private events.
On the other hand, do include details about other wedding-related happenings that are open for everyone to participate in. Make sure to indicate this information on your event timeline for everyone to be aware of what they should expect during the weekend. If this seems like too much work, you can even delegate this part of your wedding prep to a wedding planner and link their wedding planner website as a thank you.