TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR OWN WEDDING WEBSITES
Personalized wedding websites have become increasingly popular among the bride-and-groom-to-be to stay in contact with their guests in the otherwise hectic process of wedding planning. It’s not surprising, really. As a culture we have become increasingly tech savvy, and the World Wide Web has redefined what it is to be socially connected. So it was only natural that at some point the information revolution would start to shape and transform modern wedding plans.
You don’t have to be a professional web developer to design a beautiful wedding website, as creating a personalized wedding website has become easier than ever. There are a plethora of online services to help you create your website. We’ll get into the nitty-gritty details in a just moment, but first, there are a couple of things to bear in mind before you begin laying foundation to your wedding website.
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Say ‘I do’!
Why do you need to say ‘I do’ to our Wedding Website?
We are no mind-readers but this is probably the first question you ask yourselves.
Sure, creating a wedding website can be fun, but it is not a simple affair as your great aunt-whoever described in your pre-teen years. Gone are the days where weddings were merely a simple ceremony around your loved ones, though the essence of weddings continue to be the same, weddings have transformed into an over-the-top affair.
If you are planning a small wedding, among a predominantly localized guest list, you probably don’t need a website. However, if you are planning a large wedding, with guests flying in from around the globe, a personalized website can be invaluable for you and your guests. It will help spread the news of your upcoming wedding, stay connected with friends and family, and will give your guests all the information they need to prepare themselves for the big day, it will also give you a personal space to share your memories and gossips that are to be recalled, embarrassingly, every now and then.
Putting the pieces together…
Building Your Wedding Website
Now that you have finally chosen your life partner “what a tough task that was!” let us turn our attention to your personalized wedding website. Once you have zeroed down on a personalized wedding website that is right for you, you’ll need to build it.
Unless you are a professional web designer you’ll probably need some help creating your website. Fortunately, there are a number of online services that will help you to create your website, and will act as its online host. You’ll probably want to explore a few options before deciding on the one that best suits your taste and budget.
We emphasise on the point that we are no mind readers but, you probably might be wondering if there is one website you can completely rely on, to transform your big day into a memory that will last longer than the sands of time, look no further, ‘GoDreamz’, is your go-to destination.
The Do’s and ‘Knot’s’…
What to Include In Your Wedding Website?
Now that you have hand-picked a wedding website builder, you need to know what to include on your site to make it truly effective. Remember, your wedding website is not only an announcement page, it is a planning tool for you and your guests. While you should feel free to include photos and stories of your first date and engagement, pictures of your pets doing silly things and that prank video that went viral among your friends, let’s face it…you also NEED to provide some important information.
So in addition to your bio, and pictures of yourselves, be sure to include the following:
Directions to the Ceremony – This should include detailed directions, and even a MapQuest link, to the wedding and reception venues.
A Travel Guide – This is important for out of town guests. Links to local hotels and car rental services are always helpful. If you have a large number of out of town guests, you may even be able to arrange bulk discounts with local hoteliers and car services.
The Wedding Day Itinerary – Provide a detailed itinerary for the day of the ceremony.
Reception Details – Time and location. Menu selections. Cash bar or open bar. “Your guests will have to make a huge decision of, ‘to get smashed? Or not to get smashed? ‘”
Dress Code – This doesn’t need to be too restrictive, after all your guests no they are going to a wedding. However, giving your guests a rough of idea of what to wear can be helpful, particularly if you are holding your wedding in an unusual location or you have planned a your wedding around a distinct theme.
Your Gift Registry – You’re not being mercenary here. Providing information on your gift registries is an aid to your guests. Don’t be greedy, but don’t be shy either.
RSVP – Include an RSVP section. This will help you to better manage your guest list, and plan for the ceremony and reception.
Personalized wedding websites are a great way to connect with friends and family. They allow you to keep your guests up to date with your wedding plans, all while providing a bit of fun and excitement for everyone involved. As with any aspect of wedding planning, the key is to start early. The sooner you get your site up and running, the sooner you and your guests can reap the benefits.
So what are you waiting for? May the wedding bells ring and the choirs sing! As the best day of your life unfolds before you, and GoDreamz will be with you at every step of the way, this is our vow to you.