Last updated 4/29/19
Creating a wedding website can feel like a monstrous task, especially in the midst of wedding planning.
Below, we’ve outlined the must-have information for any wedding website, as well as an overview of the best wedding website builders.
You don’t need to be a designer to create a stunning and informative website about your big day. Today’s wedding website builders make it intuitive and engaging to design your wedding day website. Dare we say creating your wedding website might just be, you know, fun.
What goes on a wedding website?
The basics—really! So don’t get bogged down with the idea of creating a website. Once you have covered the most important times, dates, and information, you might feel inclined to add some more personal details. Here’s what needs to make an appearance online:
Everything from your invitation: Time, date, and location of the wedding. Bonus points if you link it through Google Calendar.
Transportation details: Include directions which you think are necessary, and addresses for every important location—including any hotels you may have blocked. Note any parking restrictions at the venue, or if you’ll be arranging special transportation to and from the venue, such as a trolley or shuttle. Be sure to make that extra clear to guests.
The dress code: You know everyone is already wondering, so be sure to let them know whether it’s black tie, casual, or somewhere in between. Make suggestions for attire based on the venue and season—if the floor is grass in your tent, let ladies know that high heels may not be the best choice.
Where you’re registered: Putting your registry details on your invitation is a major no-no. Your wedding website, however, is the perfect place to add your registry information and details surrounding it.
Personality: Once you’ve nailed all of the important details, have some fun adding personal details to your wedding website! Give guests a little background on your love story and proposal, or introduce your wedding party. Also, pictures of you and your partner are always well received (duh!).
Best Wedding Website Builders
A great website builder is easy to use, inexpensive and can be done relatively quickly. It should give users plenty of options for designing something that is unique, while not overwhelming novices with choices. Given that criteria, we’ve selected a few domain hosts that we feel comfortable saying are the best wedding website builders.
That’s right—Blueprint now has a wedding website builder! We’re thrilled to have launched our newest product, especially because it means we have an opportunity to join our users at another stage on their wedding journey. With the Blueprint wedding website builder you can choose from over 25 exclusively designed templates, list all the schedule deets for your wedding and surrounding events, monitor RSVPs in real-time, and manage your Blueprint registry all in the same place.
Joy is the best wedding website builder out there—and it’s FREE. Joy’s wedding website is elegant and modern, with hundreds of design themes and dedicated pages to house important wedding information for your guests. You can also create a guest list, manage plus ones, send out save the dates, and create beautiful online wedding invitations, among many other unique features to streamline your wedding planning. The best part? There’s an app where your guests can get to know each other, get links to your registry, driving directions, and even contribute pictures that they take during your wedding.
Squarespace is known for it’s design-focused, clean aesthetics that pair with it’s simple to use platform. Beyond looking great, Squarespace also makes it easy to integrate personal features into your website — like your favorite playlist from Spotify.
Because Minted is both paper goods and online services, couples can integrate the digital side of their wedding with the paper side — like invitations, menus, and place cards. And it’s not just about being matchy-matchy. Minted focuses on sourcing from indie artists, so your coordinating content will all be gorgeous and unique.
Keeping everyone well-informed is key to a successful big day. We think that a wedding website is a perfect way to add all of the details that you know the extended family is bound to ask. Whichever service you choose: get the details straight, add a few personal touches, and you’ll be set with a wedding website to please guests.