If you’re newly engaged, congratulations! One of the first things you’ll likely want to do is create a wedding website. Your wedding website will be your go-to source for information about your big day, from who’s in the bridal party to where to find directions to the reception. Not sure what features to include on your wedding website? Check out our list of 5 must-haves.
1. A modern, responsive wedding website design
Responsive web design is all about the responsiveness of your layout blocks, elements, and media. Hence, it looks great no matter what device your guests use when checking your wedding websites. You should also adjust font sizes appropriately to match screen size for a genuinely responsive site. Take a look on these websites for more samples of modern and responsive designs.
2. Easy wedding website navigation for guests
Guests should be able to navigate your site hassle-free. Your menu with tabs for Hotels, Ceremony + Reception, or Our Love Story (aka the story of how you two met) will make it easy for them. Make sure that if there’s a wedding-related website, use a domain name that is easy to memorize. This way, people can get right down into what they want and need without having difficulty navigating through pages.
3. Customizable pages to showcase your wedding details
Guests are going to want some information about your wedding before they attend. Give them an idea of where the location of the ceremony and reception will be and what time those events start on their particular date/time. Provide a complete list, including precisely where things happen. Make sure it is on a customized and presentable page on your website. Those who need more than just bare facts like name or dress code details. Most importantly, no one gets lost.
4. Guest RSVP and gift registry functionality
It’s no secret that more couples are turning to online RSVPs. You’ll save on reply cards and return postage while still giving your guests an easy way of confirming their presence and giving gifts if they wish.
5. Integration with social media platforms for promoting your wedding
Create a hashtag for your wedding to make it easier for you and everyone else. Your guests can share updates of the event using social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook (just as long as they are friends with them). Don’t forget to put up signs around the photo booth, letting people know about this unique feature, and their work saved in one place. Be sure not to use too popular hashtags because those photographs might overwhelm by others’ photo.
Congratulations again, newly engaged couples! Once you’ve created your wedding website, share the link with your friends and family. They’ll appreciate having one central location where they can find all the information they need about your big day. And if you want to learn how to build your wedding website for free, make sure to read our related blog.