When I got married, creating a wedsite where you could share all your important wedding info with your guests was practically unheard of. However these days, having one is almost as common as wearing a white dress and saying “I do”! And with amazing programs like Squarespace now available, its hardly surprising. It is now easier than ever to share your wedding details with your guests.
The great thing about Squarespace is that it’s super easy to set up and use, even for the most technically challenged amongst us. Today I wanted to share five simple tips which will help you make your own wedsite the very best it can be.
Set up a custom domain name
Every Squarespace annual subscription (which costs just $8 a month) includes a FREE custom domain name. You don’t even have to worry about going through a complicated registration process either, they’ll handle it all for you. Once you have your URL, all you have to do is include it somewhere on your (much simpler!) paper invites, which will direct your guests to your site in order to find out all the details about the wedding.
Make it easy to navigate
Remember, not everyone is going to be super technically savvy, so it’s important that your site is easy to navigate. Make sure each category is clearly labelled so that even your grandma could find what she needs to know!
Squarespace make this possible with their clean, crisp and modern templates. Simply choose the one you want and go! All the most important aspects will be easy to find as soon as you land on your homepage.
Squarespace is perfect for creative types who love beautiful design but are a bit dense when it comes to anything technical. And, just like how traditional paper invites and supposed to ‘set the tone of your day’ your wedsite should too!
All you need to do is choose the template you like (they even have an entire series that are just for weddings), then you can personalise it with your own photos, colours and fonts that fit your wedding theme.
You can even use one of their gallery functions to create an album of your relationship so far, your bridal party, your engagement photos and your wedding pictures after the event!
ALSO, every template is responsive, which means your site will look just as good whether your guests are scrolling through on their phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer!
Have everything all in one place
No longer do you need to fork out for pricey paper invites with 50 pages of inserts with all your wedding information on them! On your wedsite you add all the info your guest might need to know – and more!
Squarespace have some pretty awesome features specifically with brides and grooms in mind. You can add things like your date, the venue, transport options and accommodation. You can also connect your gift registry from anywhere else on the internet and you can even include a cash gift list if you want!
Make the RSVPs painless
Keeping track of RSVPs can be a total pain in the arse, but Squarespace make the process as stress-free as possible. Using a simple form, your friends and family can RSVP directly through your site. Their info will then automatically drop into a Google spreadsheet for you! AMAZING.
Bonus tip: Include an address field when people RSVP, and when it comes to sending your thank you cards all the addresses you need will be conventionally saved in your spreadsheet already! YOU’RE WELCOME.
You should have already gathered this, but I think Squarespace is the perfect system for brides and grooms wanting a simple to use, easy to implement, and utterly beautiful wedding website. If you’re not wholly convinced already, remember that they also include 24/7 live chat and email customer support! Yep, I think they’re the bomb.
Who doesn’t love a cheeky discount? Squarespace would like to offer all Rock n Roll Bride readers 10% off an annual subscription! Simply enter discount code ROCKNROLL when you register.
Writing about my own wedding online changed my life. It helped me find my dream career and got me to where I am today (blogging all day from my spare room in my PJs!) Who says that couldn’t happen for you to?!
Happy wedding blogging, friends!
- Photography: Reaux Photo
- Featured Wedsite: Brian and Twila