Wedding Planning Help – 5 Wedding Websites

Are you at the stage of planning where you're trying to work through guest invites and decide how much information you should include? Can you fit in detailed directions, along with details of B&Bs in the vicinity if you think guests may want to stay over? And how do you want people to RSVP - are you including a card...or giving a mailing address...or an email address...or a phone number...or a website address? Phew! There really are a lot of considerations when you sit down to finalise what will be the first real taster of your wedding for many of your guests. One of the increasingly popular options is your own website. They're so easy to set up and create, they are a space you can personalise in line with your wedding invites. You can include google maps with your directions, links to accommodation options, a page for excited guests to leave messages and a space for guests to upload pictures from the day after the event! So here is a look and links to some of my favourites...

TheKnot.com

1. TheKnot.com

It’s no surprise The Knot gives us the option to create our own wedding websites as well as everything else! They have an extensive collection of fab, modern themes that you can use. You need to sign up to become a member but it’s completely free and then you can get started on your site!

 

2. MyWedding.com

This is another completely free option. My Wedding takes you through a very simple set up where you can choose your site address (e.g. mywedding.com/LaurenBen). You can rename the tabs of your pages and collect RSVPs & dietary requirements from your guests. I used this site for our wedding and loved it!

 

3. eWedding.com

The final free website of the bunch! eWedding is another user friendly option with some nice themes. It is more limited in themes than TheKnot & MyWedding but still worth considering if you’re having trouble finding a style that is you and your other half.

 

4. WeddingWoo.com

With Wedding Woo you can create a really clean and modern wedding website in a super user friendly way. You can include fun widgets, like the countdown timer in this example. And, it’s also integrated with Instagram so you can easily collect photos from your day. There is a cost attached to this option though – $49 for a year or $69 for 2 years.

 

5. WeddingWindow.com

Wedding Window is a beautiful site with a great selection of site themes to choose from. You can build your site complete with RSVP functions for free and if you want to embellish a little or have a custom url (e.g WeAreTheSmiths.com) you can for between $89 for 1 year and $129 for 2 years.

 

I embraced online tools for all my wedding planning (blogs, pinterest, wedding websites), so this option was right up my street. I really loved collecting RSVPs and messages from our guests this way as well. It is worth considering your guests before you pour hours into your site. Even if you are tech-savvy and live your life online, if 90% of your guest list do not, this may not be the right option for you and you can stick with the traditional method of communication.

 

 

 

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