A wedding website is such an important element to have for your special day! Rich & Kitch know it can seem like a big task with all the other wedding planning items on your list, but with website templates on sites like The Knot, Zola, Joy, or Minted, making a wedding website really isn’t that bad! You can even make a completely customized wedding website with platforms like Wix (which is what my website is made on & I absolutely LOVE designing websites!)
A wedding website is a must have for a destination wedding, but even if your wedding is local, it is helpful to have one for out of town guests, too!
After picking out a website template that goes with your theme/colors, I recommend paying the extra fee to customize your wedding website URL. It is not very expensive, and if you put the time into making a wedding website, you want to make it easy for people to check it out! We didn’t customize our entire URL, and it is one of my wedding regrets. If you take the free website/template route like we did, you can customize part of the URL, so make it something easy - like your names or wedding hashtag. Ours was theknot.com/us/rich-and-kitch-get-hitched.
& don’t forget to put your wedding website URL on the back of your save the dates!
Here are some important things to include on your wedding website:
Short paragraph of how you met and/or how the proposal happened.
Wedding time, date, location, & any other important info that you might not put on your printed wedding invitation – like dress code, adults only, your hashtag, etc.
Write bios about your wedding party & include a picture of them. Your wedding party will really appreciate the nice things you have to say about them, and it gives other guests attending your wedding some background info about your wedding party, since they might not know who they are!
Information about the hotel/how to book rooms/transportation and recommend your favorite things to do around the area.
If you are planning other events like a welcome party or day-after brunch, include information about them on your website as long as all guests are included.
Wedding registries & honeymoon funds.
Photos from your proposal and after the wedding, add some of the photos that were taken if you’d like to share them with your guests!
With these tips, we created a FREE Get Hitched With Rich & Kitch checklist for you to download so you & your significant other don't miss any important information to include! Click here or the image below to grab your free wedding website checklist to reference as you create your site!
Another bonus of making a wedding website is that when the time comes, you can collect RSVPs online. This makes it easy for you to track who is attending & collect dinner choices to pass along to your wedding planner/caterer. Online RSVPs are more timely than waiting for RSVPs to come back in the mail & are less likely to get lost. Also, through The Knot, they can send out an automatic email reminder to guests who haven’t RSVP-ed as the deadline gets closer! And trust me, a lot of people won't RSVP on time, no matter how easy you make it for them. So this was a really helpful feature to have, instead of tracking everyone down, especially as your wedding date approaches!
Aren't there so many benefits to creating a wedding website?!
However, if designing your wedding website really isn’t your thing, I TRULY enjoy it & have designed multiple websites for clients. If you need help with your wedding website, click this link to learn how I can help you. You would provide me with thought starters on what to include, your favorite template design, & I will add all the information for you! If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, head over to this link or click the image below!
If you're looking for more Rich & Kitch wedding planning tips, sign up for our weekly Wedding Wednesday newsletter!