2021 DATES FILLING FAST! GET THE PARTY PLANNING STARTED HERE

Fort Myers, FL
239.949.5300
Wedding Website: What's the Difference & Where to Start?

Wedding Website: Where to Start, What’s the Difference, & What’s Needed?

5.11.21

Wedding websites are becoming a very popular tool to use when planning your big day. Using this type of tool is a useful and a great way to build excitement! Furthermore, a website is a perfect resource to share more than can fit on a save the date or invitation. Websites can include bonus information like the engagement story and links to the gift registry or hotel blocks.

 

 

If you’re ready to start your own wedding website, we have all the details on where to start. Two frequently asked questions are; what’s the difference between WeddingWire, Zola, and The Knot as well as what’s included in common wedding websites to make them complete!

Popular Wedding Websites: What’s the Difference

Zola

  • Cost: Free (Custom domain is $14.95)
  • Registry: Zola-hosted registry
  • RSVP services included
  • 140+ design templates
  • Matching Wedding Stationery

The Knot

  • Cost: Free (Custom domain is $20)
  • Registry: Easily hosts registries from many places, along with cash and experience gifts
  • RSVP services included
  • 100+ design templates
  • Matching Wedding Stationery

WeddingWire

  • Cost: Free (Custom domain is $24 for 1 year)
  • Registry: WeddingWire-hosted registry
  • 120+ design templates
  • RSVP services included

Wedding Website: What’s Needed?

Your wedding website is expected to include useful information for those attending your wedding. A well as for those who are unable to and still send you a wedding gift. Be sure your website includes these four main details:

  1. Wedding date and time
  2. Location and address of the ceremony and reception
  3. Links to your gift registry
  4. Details on reserving rooms with any hotel room blocks

Making Your Wedding Website Unique

Here are two ideas to add to your website to further personalize it!

  • How Your Met and/or Engagement Story –  While your closest friends probably can share these stories themselves, you still have old friends or relatives who haven’t heard the story in its entirety. Your website gives you the opportunity to set it straight on what your official first date was, who said, ‘I love you” first, how the question was popped!
  • Couple’s Top Shops –  Share your favorite restaurants, pubs, and shops in the local area around your wedding! Perhaps you have a reason for why you’re getting married in that town or a local establishment you met at or had your first date at. Share the places that mean the most to you two, or suggest a spot to visit before or after the ceremony, after the wedding reception, or for breakfast the next morning.

Wedding Registries

Popular wedding website providers include registry integration to make it easy for your guests to shop for wedding gifts right from your site! Instead of sharing your long registry link on your physical invite, you can add your website URL, saying that your registry and more wedding details are on your wedding website. This encourages guests to use the website as a resource for your big day!

Keep in mind, some wedding-specific websites, like Zola and Wedding Wire, make it much easier if you are using their own registry platforms. These registries let you include gifts from a variety of stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Amazon, but instead of your guests shopping individually at each store, you would have one universal registry, bringing all your picks from various stores on one page for the buyer. If you do register for gifts at a few places separately, you can still simply add links to each of your registries on your wedding website.

 

So, when you’ve run out of space on your wedding invitation, want a platform to share your favorite engagement photos, or want to share your favorite spots in the town of your wedding for your guests, a wedding website is a great solution!

Complete Weddings + Events in Fort Myers

Creating a wedding website helps build up excitement for the big day, and can be a great resource for your guests! Contact Complete Weddings + Event in Fort Myers to help knock out your wedding vendor team to help make this big day a success!

 

Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.

Request Pricing & Availability