15 Feb Bride question of the week-” What should I include on my wedding website?”
This week’s bride’s question of the week came from a bride who wanted to know what to include, and what to exclude, on her wedding website.
Launching a wedding website well in advance of your big day is a great way to generate excitement about your upcoming nuptials and help them feel a part of the celebration and its preparations. It’s also an excellent way to ensure your guests get all of the information they need to make their part in your special day more enjoyable and even practical.
Considering this two-pronged purpose, it can be tough for some couples to figure out just what should go on a wedding website. There are some things that are absolute musts for ensuring guests find the tool both entertaining and useful, which can keep them coming back in the weeks and days leading up to the ceremony.
Whether you intend to hold your ceremony in an exotic location or your own backyard, here are some of the most important things to include, especially if some guests – or all – are facing overnight stays:
- The basics – First and foremost, the wedding website should clearly promote you and your honey, the date of your ceremony and its location. Make sure the date of the wedding is especially visible for those guests who are likely to misplace their invitations or need extra reminders to block the day off for your I Do’s.
- Maps – These are incredibly helpful for local and destination weddings both. Whether guests are driving in or flying in, many will find they are more comfortable if they can see where the big event will take place. Provide detailed maps to location from major roadways in or transit destinations, such as airports or train stations.
- Room block details – If you’re arranging special accommodations for guests at hotels near the ceremony, include these details, along with information on how guests can book rooms at the special rate.
- Registry links – If you have a wedding or honeymoon registry (or both) established, include these links, too. Having this information linked on the website just makes it easier for guests to keep up with.
- Other important details – It’s also a good idea to include information for out-of-town guests on nearby attractions, great places to eat and so on. This can prove important for both local and destination weddings when guests who will have to travel are expected.
- Don’t forget to have fun – It can also add to the excitement if updates are made to the website as the day draws closer. Consider adding photos of tuxedo fittings, showers and other pre-wedding events. If some of the guests haven’t met you or your honey yet, it can also be fun to include a section that helps them get to know you. Include photos, favorite things, hobbies and even “facts” about you and your sweetie to help incoming new family and friends with breaking the ice.
A wedding website is an excellent way to keep friends and family informed as the big day draws near. Be sure to ask your our consultants about our free wedding websites.
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