It’s official. You have set the date and booked the venue, and wedding planning in is full swing. And while there are many parts of planning that are fun, the reality is that putting together all the parts and pieces of a wedding is a lot of work. And with a list of things to get done, it might seem crazy to add something else- for example, a wedding website.
However, while it might seem unnecessary, or even overwhelming, there are many advantages of having a wedding website. Some of them are that it makes it easier to get information together in one place where all those involved can find it, you can send and manage RSVPs, and you can answer all the frequently asked questions in one place.
Of course, not everyone is skilled in web design, but thanks to great choices like With Joy, Zola, the Knot, and others, you can easily build a great-looking website that represents you and your significant other.
Tips for Building Your Wedding Website
1. Be sure to include both of your names, a photo, and the logistics
It might seem obvious, but it is crucial info to include. Remember, it is unlikely that everyone attending (or invited to) your wedding will live in the area the wedding will be held in. Along with your names, don’t forget to add pics and names of the wedding party (just be sure they are ok with you posting their picture online!).
2. Put information into simple groupings
Most people recall info better when it is given in small segments. A large paragraph can be difficult to read. Keep paragraphs to a maximum of 100 words. As much as possible, have headings and bullet points. Fortunately, most wedding website templates recognize this and will help you stay on track.
3. Be sure the site is mobile-friendly
More people read on mobile devices than ever before, so be sure they can see your site no matter what device they are using. Again, most wedding website tools will do this automatically.
4. Be thorough in your FAQ section
From info about the food you are serving to nearby entertainment, or whether children are invited, if pics are allowed, etc. be sure to answer all the common questions- and perhaps those “random” ones, too.
Tell your love story through words, but especially pictures. Include pics from your dating, the wedding party, and any events leading up to the wedding day. After all, your wedding website is much like a journal during this time.
6. Take advantage of any tools the website has for simplifying life
Most templates have places for tracking RSVPs, schedules, and reservations, some have plug-ins for creating a seating chart, and there are some that can help you plan nearly every element of your day. Take advantage of the tools, after all, the more organized you are the easier it will be as your wedding day draws near.
7. Be sure to include registry links
Yes, you can include this info on wedding invitation inserts, but having a link on your website makes it easier for people to find it. Plus, oftentimes your wedding website will keep up with what you have received, so you minimize the risk of duplicates.
Designing your wedding website is a great way to keep everyone informed and simplify the planning process- especially as your wedding day draws closer. If you need answers for your wedding website regarding Gala Events Facility, be sure to reach out to your event coordinator. They will be happy to assist you. Happy website designing!