What to Include on Your Wedding Website

A wedding website is a terrific online resource for your guests to find pertinent information about your event as you lead up to the big day. While it is a good idea to avoid information overload, here are some specifics you should include.

Add invitation details
Once you have event details ironed out, post them for your guests to start planning. Begin by checking off basic information you plan to add to the invitations.

  • Your names…seems obvious, but we have seen this left out before!
  • Date and time the wedding will take place
  • Venue information: Address, link to directions, parking specifics, or any other factors that are relevant to your guests
  • RSVP details
  • Attire: Letting your guests know the formality of your wedding is helpful for planning
  • Reception information
  • Accommodation and transportation details

 

The extras
You may be bombarded with questions about your wedding. While the bridesmaids can help filter a few phone calls, posting the “extras” on your website may be an easy way to keep your phone from ringing off the hook. This includes more in-depth information about the points listed above. For example, if you include basic transportation information on the main page, add some details about pick up and drop off times along with how many people the vehicle can hold. Let people know if the cars, limos, or busses will run alternate routes through the evening and where the pickup locations will be. You may also want to include extra details about the menu, estimated time dinner and hors d’oeuvres will be served, allergy information, etc. If your guests still have questions, offer a point of contact for people to reach out to.

Add a personal touch
This is where you can tell your love story! You may not want to overload the photos or write a novel but give some insight as to who you are together and apart. Your great aunt who lives across the country may be excited to feel a connection before the big day. Add some photos of you together doing something you love, show off your ring, and tell everyone how you met. You can be creative and write a poem or add captions to candid photos. Set the page up to suite your personality but makes sure it flows easily.

If you are still on the fence as to whether you want a wedding website, here are some benefits that may help you move forward.

 

What Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry

Shopping your registry should be fun and exciting, not stressful! This is a time to find items both you and your future spouse will enjoy. It can be fun for you to create a wish list, but it is also helpful for your guests to have suggestions.  Whether you choose to shop online or in person, here are recommendations to add to your list.

Kitchen items that are sensible. Consider practical items that you need for day-to-day use. Standard plates, bowls, and silverware are a must when you are not already fully stocked. Thinking beyond the basics, add baking items such as: mixing bowls, spoons, spatulas, and measuring tools. Then broaden your list to include pots and pans, toaster ovens, and other cooking necessities.

Your household wish list. Throw in household items (decorative or pragmatic) that you want or need around the house. Consider including bath towels, bedding, pillows, luggage, and even cleaning supplies. This is also the time to add that vacuum cleaner you are secretly wishing for.

Include items that are unique. While some guests will simply shop within their price range others will want to purchase something out of the box. If there is a monogramed or personalized piece that is special to you, include it for the sentimental shopper. Add in distinctive décor or an accent item that will make your home feel extra special.

Add big and small ticket items. Be sure to include items that guests of all budget ranges can afford. Some may even want to purchase numerous gifts at a lower price range. You may also be pleasantly surprised that the high ticket “wish list” item you dreamed about made its way to your home after all. Remember, a wedding registry is a helpful guide for those shopping for you. Be respectful to all budgets as you add to your wish list and grateful for everything you receive. Here are more tips before getting started.