How to make a wedding website that works for you and your guests with The Firefly Method
If you’re wondering whether you need a website for your wedding, the answer is YES! If you’re worried about privacy, you’re in luck as most website platforms offer password protection. If you’re worried about cost, we’ve got good news for you there too! There are a ton of beautiful FREE options and reasonably priced options, available.
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A website will give your guests the ability to find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the wedding, so they don’t have to constantly contact you. Also, it’s where your registry will live. The registry can feel like an etiquette landmine because technically you’re not supposed to list it on your save the date or your invitations. However, your website should absolutely be included on both of those, as it will include all the pertinent information that your guests will need for the wedding weekend. Want to find out what else your website should include? Download Our Favorite Wedding Website Template HERE and get our blueprint for the perfect wedding website.
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Here are some our favorite tips to keep in mind when creating your wedding website:
Finish your wedding website before your Save The Dates go out
This might feel early, but you’ll want to make sure that the website is listed on the bottom of your Save The Dates and ready for viewing. This way guests can start booking their travel plans asap!
Make sure every event listed, is for every guest
We suggest putting all of your wedding weekend info on your website unless some events are invite only. In that case, you’ll want to leave those events off the website so you can avoid guest confusion.
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Choose a website theme that fits with your wedding theme
Although you don’t need to have a fully fleshed out wedding design before you pick your website, you should have an overall style and color palette in mind, and you’ll want your website to be in line with that vision. If you’re just starting the planning process, you can check out a few more tips for kickstarting your wedding, HERE.
Skip the online RSVP option
This is a tempting one! And sometimes it works… but more often than not, it creates more work for you and possible confusion for your guests. Your less tech-savvy guests may not be clear on how exactly to RSVP, and other guests might simply forget to RSVP altogether. There’s something about having to put an envelope in the mail that sticks out in people’s minds. Lastly, paper RSVPs feel a bit more formal and can elevate the celebration!
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Believe it or not, putting together your wedding website can be pretty easy and something you can accomplish on a single Saturday afternoon. Grab Our Favorite Wedding Website Template HERE so you can make sure you’re covering all your bases. Plus we’ve added a few bonuses in there, too!
Teissia + Alia
PS: Find more wedding planning tips using The Firefly Method here:
How to send gorgeous wedding invitations without breaking the bank
3 ways to put your wedding planning on AUTOPILOT
Creating and curating your guest list
How to create a wedding budget
3 steps to start wedding planning like a pro