What to Put on Your Wedding Website
Creating a wedding website with your significant other can be an exciting experience. Your wedding experience suddenly begins to feel tangible, and you can start counting days until the actual wedding ceremony. However, after settling on a beautiful template for your wedding website, what content should you include?
Ideally, your wedding website should be a source of information that your guests can refer to during the wedding day. Therefore, you should include all the relevant details while making it presentable with a personal touch.
Also, establish a fine line between providing relevant details and overloading your guests with irrelevant information. For instance, they probably don’t need updates on your makeup and hairstyle choices for the big day. These and other finer details of the ceremony are better left revealed at the wedding, rather than beforehand.
Below are some essential details you should provide on your wedding website.
With the fuss of wedding planning, you may overlook basic details. Regardless of the wedding, it would be best if you never failed to cover the basics, i.e., who, what, where, and when. Ideally, these details should be on the homepage to ensure nobody misses them. After all, even the best wedding websites include important information available on the homepage.
The venue location is among the most crucial details you should provide on your website. Clear location instructions become even more mandatory if you have guests not familiar with the area or the venue is somewhat hidden.
Choose the most helpful resource for your guests, depending on the venue location. For instance, pinpointing the venue on a virtual Google map can ease things for a venue in a suburban area. On the other hand, for sites in remote locations, provide a map with a concise written description of the best route to take.
Remember, your guests have to plan for your wedding as well. Assist them in their preparation for your wedding day by explaining what they should expect during your event in terms of style and ambiance. In this regard, your wedding website should be the ultimate tool for helping your guests have the best time possible at your wedding.
Some important details you can provide in this section include:
- Your wedding’s dress code
- Venue information to enhance everyone’s experience, e.g., asking your guests to carry warm clothing because the venue is susceptible to cold weather
- Foodservice, e.g., mention whether you will provide drinks via an organized tab or a cash bar.
While it can be difficult to cover every tiny detail of what will go down on your big day, providing a schedule of events is mandatory. A well-prepared program will have all your guests on the same page before, during, and after the ceremony.
Anticipate any questions your guests may have regarding the wedding, and cover them adequately on your website. For instance, if you have organized transport for the guests to and from the venue, provide adequate details such as the meeting point, time of departure, and estimated time of arrival.
Also, mention what happens after the ceremony. Should your guests go to a separate location? Will you host a brief celebratory session in the same venue? Provide adequate information about parking at the site as well.
Including an RSVP section on your website can save you a lot of time when tracking guest numbers. Having an RSVP section with a clearly stated date helps the guests confirmed their attendance easily. This is the information you will use to finalize your guest list.
The RSVP section also allows you to ask the guests questions regarding dietary requirements and plus ones. Asking such details upfront can be a huge lifesaver during your wedding.