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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 interested in what wedding websites have to offer and want to know the difference between popular wedding website platforms like WeddingWire, Zola, and The Knot, we have information here to help you get started!

Top 3 Wedding Website Providers: 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

Other Wedding Providers with More Customization & Designs

Platforms like Squarespace and Wix allow for more customization if you don’t dig a standard template provided by common wedding website providers, but this comes with a price. While these sites make site building super easy, they are not built for weddings specifically, so if you can afford something a bit more customizable, but with a few of the popular wedding website bells and whistles, check out Minted, Joy, or Riley & Grey.

Wedding Website: What’s Needed?

Your wedding website is expected to include useful information for those attending your wedding, and for those who are unable to but want to 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

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 Melbourne

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 Melbourne to help knock out your wedding vendor team to help make this big day a success!

 

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