Oct 10, 201710:17 AM
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Should you create a wedding website?
With the increasing demand for information available right at our fingertips, there is a parallel demand for technology and websites dedicated to couple’s weddings. Wedding websites are the norm in modern day nuptials, but what do they offer?
Wedding websites, as with most things, offer many pros and cons. The biggest con is that it does take time gathering the information and creating the site. On that same note however, the information provided by the site is beneficial to all parties involved in the Big Day. Let’s break down a few more of the pros:
1) A multitude of information is offered to guests, especially those coming from out of town.
With your wedding website, you have the ability to provide dates, times, location information and even hotel accommodations for out of town guests. When inviting friends and family from outside the city, you want to make sure they have all of the details and will have a smooth and fun trip. Maps, step-by-step directions and contact info can also be helpful and shared with guests through your website.
2) Couples can share fun features about the wedding, as well as pictures.
On the website, the couple has the ability to share their proposal story or how they met, along with bridal party details and other aspects of the Big Day. Guests can get to know the couple, see their engagement photos and feel an overall connection before the ceremony.
3) Need-to-know registry information.
Your wedding website is a great place to put all the facts and figures, especially those involving wedding presents and gift ideas. The couple can put up all of the stores where they are registered, as well as links to their specific registries to make it even more accessible for their guests.
When it comes to building the perfect website, it is important to not go overboard, but to include all the necessities. It’s also a great way for the couple to display their styles and personalities through design and customization. Some of the wedding websites we like are The Knot and WeddingWire.com, which both come with added planning tools. We also like WeddingWindow.com and Wix.com. Wedding Window does require you to update to premium (with a fee) if you do find a template or theme you like. Wix.com gives couples the opportunity to design their site completely from scratch, customized specifically for them and is user-friendly.
Wedding websites are not a necessity when it comes to planning your nuptials, but it can be a fun bonus to design with your fiancé and gives all the wedding details to your friends and family at the click of a button.
Do you have a wedding website you love? Share it with us in the comments below or email it to Kelly@myneworleans.com.
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