Advice: On How To Have The Perfect Wedding Website.
Today, just having a collection of photos and or a dvd of your most precious wedding event is not enough. Just imagine having to upload your digital photos on your social media accounts. Certainly time consuming..., or ensuring that everyone that is important to you and your partner, is able to see those photos or videos, and that is why the popularity of online wedding websites is becoming the norm. One central location for everything.
It still amazes me on how couples are strictly using social media services to share everything connected to their wedding events. Without realizing the dangers of opening up such information to strangers....
One of the challenges of arranging a wedding is always to ensure everyone involved is kept updated around the event. Even in an era where kids are born with a cell phone in their hand, it is hard to keep in touch. You need a central information repository. But given so many ways to communicate, which is the best? The best option is to create a wedding website. There many benefits. We will look at them here.
What Is A Wedding Website?
A Wedding Website is basically viewed as an online platform wherein the bride and bridegroom along with their families come together in order to keep a check on the wedding preparations at large. A wedding website can be the first step in the long and widespread wedding planning procedures. You can after everything is said and done, use your wedding website to present the entire event as a video presentation for all to see.
A Central Information Location
A wedding website serves as the only source for facts about wedding events, registries, lodging, etc. Since you probably didn’t invite everyone on Facebook to the wedding, Facebook isn’t your best option. Case in point having people as friends, but you really don't know them.
In particular, since Facebook doesn’t always show every post to everyone. (Timeline) You can love to post on Instagram but not all of the people who like your photos are wedding guests. Snapchat is hot but you know your parents much less Grandma even know it exists.
And please don't rely on Twitter to control all information to share when it comes to things you don't want the whole world to know..... unexpected guest or strangers can crash on your all too important event.
You can see you need another way to communicate and share to your wedding guests. They will see the contact details and relevant information on your wedding website.
The Venue Needs To Be Here
The wedding website will have the venue and wedding date-time information. Put in information about times, parking and, of course directions can also be posted together with links to much more information.
Additionally, it is a smart idea to post information regarding available lodging and links to help make reservations. The itineraries and schedules will be on the website too. You should also put information about the reception, rehearsal dinner and anything else you are doing besides the wedding.
A benefit of this is that people don’t have to worry about keeping track of a hard copy. They can simply look into the website. The site isn’t limited to just being an online copy of the invitation.
Provide Registry Information
You don’t send registry information in the invitation. However, listing the registry about the wedding website allows guests to gain access to it and helps them pick the best gift. This also prevents your guests from bothering you about where you’re registered.
The wedding website is the best way to let people watch your couple’s wedding voyage. You can keep a blog to let people know about the latest on the ceremony, honeymoon dreams and other important invents. Or send a newsletter of important information to registered members within your wedding website.
To keep everyone up to date when you post, you can share the posts on social media. All of these updates turns your website and blog into a single spot for all of your wedding memories.
One of the most exciting times is the anticipation of your wedding. However, there are numerous planning details to guarantee are completed. The details to share is a bride and groom and their wedding guests.
A wedding has so many moments before the reception and it’s exciting to see them unfold. People will need to be informed about the latest on the locations for the ceremony and reception. And make sure they know where you are registered.
Make sure it’s clear about the date and time for the ceremony. Also, it is a great destination to post information about lodging and activities within the local area, something out-of-town guests will appreciate.
The wedding website is the best way to do this. Choose a wedding theme for your blog to make your wedding day website and you can rest assured of your beautiful online communication space as special as the wedding itself.
Stay away for those so-called wedding website builders or free website services... you don't need to use templates that anyone has access to and can use. Originality is the key.
The problem with the do it yourself website building programs is that they just look cheap and unprofessional. They all use cookie cutter templates, and the bottom line is they look like second-rate websites.
Important points to remember:
1) Do keep with your theme:
Just like with your invitations, you want your website to really feel like your wedding. "If it's country chic or a sophisticated black-tie event, the site should make it clear by its very nature.
2) Don't include exclusive events:
In other words, leave out any events on your weekend schedule that not all your guests are invited to. It can come across as rude to do so, especially when the guest is travelling a long distance to celebrate with you.
3) Do password protect your site
Don't want wedding crashers? Then it's important to password protect your site or, at the very least, leave off any information you wouldn't want strangers finding out, such as your home address and phone number, canned sites offered by wedding websites are particularly notorious for being stalked by people who make it their mission to crash weddings. "There's even an app on the market that gives rewards and points for doing things like the limbo, picking up a bridesmaid or dancing with the bride or groom."
4) Do include detailed travel information
Destination wedding or not, you'll likely have several guests flying or driving in from out of town so you'll want to give them the lowdown on both flights and accommodations. First and foremost, you should include hotel information on your website with a direct link or phone number to book a room, along with any other special instructions, such as a name to mention, a code to use or a deadline to book by.
5) Don't forget to write out a timeline
Give your guests a heads up on what's happening the day of the wedding, as well as before and after. Include the ceremony, cocktail and reception times (plus suggested arrival times), maps to the location(s) and/or transportation info to and from the wedding. If you think there will be any confusion about attire, this is the place to tactfully offer suggestions.
6) Don't write a novel about yourselves or your wedding party
A four-page story about how the two of you met certainly isn't necessary. As for your wedding party, a quick overview of who each person is, perhaps along with one fun fact, is plenty. Or look into having a video presentation designed that can achieve this and more within a minute.
7) Do recommend fun stuff to do
If the area has any special locations for the couple, let everyone know! For example, if you met, went on your first date, got engaged or even kissed for the first time near the wedding location, those can be fun facts to share.
8) Do include registry information
It's an ettiquette no-no to include the places you're registered on your wedding invitations, but it's totally okay to place them here.
Just remember you need to hire a professional, if you plan to have someone design and develop your wedding website. Avoid hiring those who offer cheap prices, or services that offer exclusive wedding template services, your wedding website is just as important as the wedding event ,and to those friends and family members who are going to rely on using it. And remember, information you do not want others to see, only make them available to official registered members/guest of your website. Have the ability to approve all new registered accounts that sign up.
Also, many designers offer an exclusive service to post and make changes on your behalf during the event, so you do not need to learn how to do it yourself.