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Wedding Website: What's the Difference & Where to Start?

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

5.11.21

To be able to easily share wedding details, gift registries, or accept RSVPs all in one place is quite a perk for couples trying to communicate a ton of information to their guests. With the many changes the pandemic brought, couples looked to wedding websites to keep their guests updated on the fluid details of their day, and we think this tip can be taken into the future, giving you a platform to make announcements or updates along your wedding planning process. Wedding websites have become a common complement to save-the-dates or invitations which are designed to only display a limited amount of information, and of course, cannot be changed once sealed for delivery!

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

To be able to easily share wedding details, gift registries, or accept RSVPs all in one place is quite a perk for couples trying to communicate a ton of information to their guests. With the many changes, 2020 brought, couples looked to wedding websites to keep their guests updated on the fluid details of their day, and we think this tip can be taken into the future, giving you a platform to make announcements or updates along your wedding planning process. Wedding websites have become a common complement to save-the-dates or invitations which are designed to only display a limited amount of information, and of course, cannot be changed once sealed for delivery!

If you’re interested in all wedding websites to have to offer and want to know the difference between popular wedding website platforms like Wedding Wire, Zola, and The Knot, we have all the information here to help you get started!

Main 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

Wedding Websites: 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

Additional Website Information

If you have additional information to share about your wedding (especially if it doesn’t fit on your invite), your wedding website is the place to share it! If you are using a website that allows for RSVPing or allows you to add an album for your engagement photos, take advantage of it! Along with engagement photos, you can add a collection of your favorite photos of you and your fiance throughout your relationship.

The website is also a great place to show some love to your wedding party! Many couples like to include their wedding party, sharing if they are a relative or friend, adding a photo, or a story to go along with listing each individual’s names.

If you have them, don’t forget these additional details on your website: your wedding hashtag, attire suggestions for the guests, and parking instructions for your ceremony or reception if it is not obvious upon arrival.

Where to List Wedding Websites

Once you have the wedding website live, how do you get guests to visit it? Be sure to include your wedding website on both your save the date and your wedding invitation, potentially stating the main information they can find on your site, like a gift registry or to RSVP.

If you’re sharing your website on social media, those not invited to your wedding can of course learn about your wedding date and location, so only share if you feel safe sharing this information, or have a private profile.

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 Sioux City

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

Complete Weddings + Events, Sioux City’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, coordinationDJ services & photo booth rental.

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