Wedding Website

I’ve looked at super creative wedding websites, and, of course, fell in love with them, but realistically, for my technological sense, I couldn’t engineer a super cool website. I did, however, publish a website that has all the important info with it.

To be honest, I wish I was getting married in the future where you know that paper invitations will be reduced to a postcard telling you the couples’ web address. I love my invites, but that is where the future is headed.

It’s really an easy task to create your own site. You first need to log onto another website. Think of it as a vehicle for your website. You can use WordPress, which is how I created Flat Broke Bride, you can use Blogger, but I actually went for a lesser known vehicle for my wedding website. I do want to say that this is in no way an endorsement for this site, it sincerely just happens to be what I picked.

The site is Weebly.com. I feel like I originally picked it for its funny name. But I really believe that it’s probably the most user-friendly choice. It’s a drag and drop situation. This may not allow for a whole ton of creativity, but for those of us that aren’t web-page-building savants it gets the point across, and still looks pretty.

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Once the site is created, what do you say?

1) Create a page specifically for your wedding information. I gave the date, the time, the address, the attire, and accommodations. Your guests need a place where they can go and get just the facts. It doesn’t have to be the home page, just make sure it’s clearly labeled.

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2) Make an RSVP page. It will be great, especially for organization’s sake, to get RSVPs via email. It’s also always good for your guests to have another avenue to RSVP, especially if they lose your invitation!

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3) Show off YOU. It’s a great way to show all your guests your engagement pictures, and tell the story of how you fell in love or got engaged. You can also add a blog to the site if you want to talk about your wedding projects. It’s a great way to show off your flare as a couple!

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Let me in on what you guys did for a wedding website! Was it awesomely creative?

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Wedding Websites!

This is a techy sort of week I guess! Believe it or not, even though I run a blog about weddings, it hadn’t even crossed my mind that I’d need a wedding website. But this is, in my opinion, a technology must have.

There would be no way I’d advocate this as a must have if it wasn’t free or ridiculously cheap. But before I show you the cheap option, I’m going to tease you with the complicated, more expensive option…just because they are super cute. 🙂

When we talk about EPIC wedding websites, we have to include this:

It’s probably the coolest wedding website I’ve seen! It totally draws you in and makes you want to read everything. The story is just too cute!

My second favorite website has to be this one:

The information in this site is a little sparse, so it’s more of a Save-The-Date announcement, but probably the most adorable concept ever!

Here are a few others for you to look at! Get inspired!

Are you inspired yet? I am! I may just spend a few hours in Photoshop tinkering around, maybe make a kooky wedding website! However, the above wedding sites took lots of time and/or money. It’s not impossible to do, if you’re a graphic designer (or marrying a graphic designer), but for us hum-drum folk, it’s a little more difficult to achieve. Fear not! There are options so that you can get a free wedding website, that has all the important information that your guests will need.

These sites offer a free service, and you can upgrade if you want to spend the money, but essentially you just plug in the information it asks, and you have your own personalized wedding website!

For the hell-of-it (or maybe as a permanent fixture), I made one:

What you see is just the little intro page. This site was made by Wedding Wire. It was so simple to do, and you can even add little apps so your guests can RSVP, find flights and hotels.

Having a wedding web site isn’t just to be cool and flashy either. It can also save you money. If you have internet-savvy guests (so probably not for grandma & grandpa), you can have everyone RSVP via the web site, so you don’t need to splurge the extra money on those RSVP cards. In addition, since you can add maps and locations to your site you also don’t have to send out little map cards in your invites either. AND excluding all the extras in your invitation will make your invitations lighter, saving you money on postage! How is that for savings? Every penny counts!

Have you all made wedding websites? Were yours epic like the above few, or did you do the plug & and publish (quick and easy)? Did your guests actually RSVP via the site?