How building a wedding website can help you to save time and money

Summer is right around the corner and with hopefully warmer weather coming it also brings on the wedding season. Getting married is one of the most important and happiest moments in life, but the actual planning can be a hassle. There are so many things to take care of starting from the dress, the band, the flowers, the photographer and so many other details that cannot be ignored.

Back in the day, the bride and groom would get their pens and paper and write down all the details, from budgets, reminders, dates to phone numbers for various vendors. Nowadays it is so much easier to plan a wedding or, as we say, there’s an app for that as well.

The easiest way to plan a wedding is online. Most of your friends and family are already online so what better place to put your wedding together than on the Internet? Your wedding website will provide your guests with the information they need, such as the wedding schedule, directions to the venue, travel arrangements etc.  Furthermore if you have a gift list you can also link to this – making it easier for people to get organized.

So, here are a few simple steps to help you to build your wedding website:

Step 1 – Create a website

Register a domain name personalised to your wedding – so it’s instantly recognized as yours. You can build a site quickly and cheaply – you can even use our easy to use website builder if you don’t have the time or the skills to build it completely from scratch.

Step 2 – Use collaborative tools for planning

You want to have all your wedding information in one place, easy to access no matter where you are. To do that, you can use Google Docs, Dropbox or Google Tasks to manage the things on your to do lists.

Step 3 – Invites

Getting printed paper invitations and save the date cards can be very expensive. So, why not save money, and be eco friendly by saving paper as well.  Create them online , email them out and  then link Google Form to your website to allow people to RSVP.

Step 4- Registries

All major retailers offer gift list services – so it will be very easy to link to them and share your reference details saving your guests time and giving them more time to shop!

Step 5 – Photography

Search online for the photographers you like or go through online portfolios and pick the one you think would fit you perfectly. Once you get your digital wedding photos, you can easily create an album on your site and upload them for anyone to see. You can do the same with the videos taken at your wedding.

Anyone else got any good tips on what to do to help build your perfect wedding website? 


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  • John Madge

    Great article, heres just a few tips I’ve learnt along the way when designing wedding sites:

    Use or design a theme as similar as you can to your wedding invites.

    Keep in mind your audience may be elderly as well as young, so design for accessibility.

    Add a guestbook, so people can comment on your site and wedding day.

    If you plan on having a gallery for your site, be sure to ask wedding guests if they don’t mind being on it.

    Publicize your site before and after the event.

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  • Tim

    Thanks for your comments John.

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:39 am