Do you need a wedding website?
You’ve found the one. You’re engaged to be married. And now you’re in the midst of planning every little detail of the big day. Over the course of your research, you’ve probably discovered that lots of couples set up a wedding website to keep all their information in one place. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to create one for yourself, here are a few pros and cons to consider.
Wedding Website Pros
Putting up a wedding website can be a great way to streamline information delivery to your guests, vendors, and bridal party. You might even create a separate wedding email that you and your fiancé can both access in order to communicate with everyone separately from your personal email. This makes it easier to check items off your to-do list, and to make sure that nothing wedding-related gets lost in another area of your life.
Wedding websites can be completely free to set up. Wedding websites are usually easy to customize to your specific aesthetic taste and simple to update with any new information whenever you please. Guests can even RSVP online so you’re not bombarded with phone calls, text messages, and mailed responses.
Tips For Setting Up A Wedding Website
You’ll likely want some quality photos for the site. Engagement photos are great idea if you’re doing that with your photographer. Prepare before the photos with teeth whitening, gum treatments, and makeup for a great look. But your personal photos can work well too! Of course, choose a quality videographer who knows how to make you look good. Once you have the basics down, choose a couple of your favorites as backgrounds to the site for easy web design and a focus on the event. You can even keep the site up after the wedding to share your favorite photos.
You might even consider having a virtual guest book for people to send you messages that can be compiled onto a drive in your computer as a keepsake. Rather than having lots of physical albums on a shelf that accumulate dust over the years, your file will remain intact for arguably longer and be in better shape years down the road. For more personalized messages, why not have guests send in short video messages and compile them in once place. They’ll be more meaningful to look back on, and even easier to store.
Wedding Website Cons
Although a wedding website can be very convenient, it does take some time to set up. If neither you nor your partner is tech savvy, you may want to steer clear of the wedding website world. Getting frustrated trying to post information will take away from your planning process unnecessarily.
Wedding websites can also be slightly less personal than the letters, cards, and phone calls that they often replace. If you have a lot of older guests, traditional communication might be easier. Overall, wedding websites are a matter of preference. If you decide to set one up, take your time, be patient with yourself, and remember that the entire point is to support the wedding with the person you love.
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