Setting up your own wedding website (or “wedsite” for short) is pretty much a must-do for today’s technologically-savvy couples. You might think it’s a little narcissistic or TMI to create a webpage specifically to talk about your wedding, but they’re actually really useful for your guests too.
Did you know I actually started Rock n Roll Bride in 2007 as place to share details about our wedding? It wasn’t until after we were married a year later that I morphed it into a blog to share other people’s alternative weddings and quirky inspirational ideas!
Your website will be the go-to place for all your guests to find all that extra information they might need to know about your wedding. So instead of answering the same questions about accommodation, your gift list and who your maid of honour is, you can direct them all to one online place.
You can even use a wedding website in lieu of paper invitations (just send everyone the link!) which will save you money and the environment!
There are hundreds of companies offering wedding websites and templates, but if you have no idea where to start then may I’d like to suggest the UK’s most popular (with over 17,000 couples using it last year) gettingmarried.co.uk!
Not only is it completely free to use, it’s fully flexible (meaning you can add or remove pages at ease) with a wide choice of gorgeous designs. They also have many useful features such as an RSVP manager, table planner, lift sharing and accommodation finder.
If you’re thinking of creating your own wedding website, these are the main things you should be thinking about before you sign up:
Advertising: Does the creator add advertisements to your site? gettingmarried.co.uk will never add ugly, intrusive adverts to your page.
Location: Is the website hosted by an American or British company? Might not be a big deal to most people, but if you’re using a US based site but you’re in the UK, there may be a few formatting quirks. For example you may have to use the US date format (could be very confusing if you’re getting married on 08/05/2018 – a US site would write that as 05/08/2018!)
Domain name: What will your site be called? What options are there? Is this an extra cost? gettingmarried.co.uk have a huge range of easy to remember domain names to choose from, or the ability to input your own.
Extra features: Does the creator offer wedding-specific features like an RSVP manager, photo gallery or table planner? gettingmarried.co.uk offer all this and then some – you can even add a lift sharing and accommodation finder option to make things really easy for your guests.
Design choice: Does the creator offer a range of site designs to match your style? This year gettingmarried.co.uk will be launching 21 brand new template designs meaning you’ll have even more options than ever for personalising your site to suit your personal style taste or wedding theme.