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What To Put In Your
Wedding Website

March 7th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
What To Put In Your Wedding Website

Wedsites are a convenient way of informing guests about all the important details of your wedding. After all, it makes more sense than jamming all this information into a small invitation. I’ve compiled a list of recommendations for you to include in your own wedding website.

About Us

A little background about the bride and groom is always an interesting read, especially for guests who want to get to know you both better. Don’t forget to talk about how you met, maybe include a photo gallery, and of course, your proposal story! People want to know how he popped the question ;)

Introductions

Introduce your immediate family, bridal party, and any other key members of the wedding like ushers and Emcee(s).

Ceremony and Reception Details

Make sure the location names, date, and times are on this page. Include maps, directions, and parking information, too. Inform guests if there is a dress code, cash bar, food service, etc. so they are aware and prepared. If special ceremonies will be taking place, you can always let your guests know what it’s all about here so they’ll know what to expect.

Schedule of Events

A timeline of the wedding day is helpful so guests can plan ahead, especially if there is a gap between the ceremony and reception. Suggestions on what guests can do between wedding events can be written here too. You can even add information about any pre or post-wedding events you want people to know about like stags, stagettes, rehearsal dinner, or a gift opening brunch. This is optional but it might be a good idea to post.

Information For Out-of-Towners

Include links to accommodations (don’t forget to reserve a block of rooms) and suggest some things to do or places to see during their stay. It’s a nice gesture!

Announcements/Updates

If there is a change in plans or any updates your guests need to know, put them on this page. Make sure to remind them to bookmark that page or visit the website regularly in case there are updates.

Registry Information

Including a Gift Registry card in your invitations can be considered tacky. To be safe, you can add it on your wedsite. Stuck on what to say? I simply wrote “Thank you for thinking of us!” and provided links to the registry.

RSVP Methods/Contact Information

Let people know how to contact you to RSVP or simply ask questions about your wedding. Include phone numbers and email addresses on this page. A lot of couples choose to create a new email address just for the wedding so you might want to do that to keep all wedding correspondence separate from the rest of your emails.

What else would you include in your wedding website? Leave a comment, I’m curious to know!

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Comments

  • March 7th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Melissa says:

    We also put some of our Engagement pictures up as well as a Blog that I try to keep up with whenever something weddding related comes up. We have everything else you suggested :) great tips!

     
  • March 20th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Andi says:

    We also uploaded some pics of our “trash the dress” photo session that we had after the wedding. And I think one of the main reasons to have a wedding website is to share your excitement about your big day with your guests.

     

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