Once you have your wedding date and venue, you should create your wedding website! Your wedding website is a helpful tool your guests will turn to. This is the perfect place to inform them about the wedding details. This is a fun opportunity to sit down with your other half and create something that is special to you. Although some couples may enjoy this part of planning, some don’t have the time to do it. Luckily, we offer wedding website assistance, creation and management. Contact Korina to get more information and check out some helpful tips below!
The Details: Let your guests know all the important details. You should include your names, the wedding date, venue and city. This should be the main page and the first thing your guests see.
Your Love Story & Bridal Party: Keep these short and sweet. We of course want to hear about your love story, so make sure to give us all the highlights and big moments and less details. Include old and new photos of you two together, who doesn’t love photos! It’s also so fun to hear about the bridal party. Give us short bios on each person and a photo and mention who they are to you (your brother, your BFF, etc.).
Registry: Include your registry on your website. Give your guests a few options when it comes to your registry and include them on this page. Many wedding website builders will allow you to link your registry directly or create one on the website. Don’t know where to register? Here are some ideas!
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Pottery Barn
- Williams Sanoma
- Sur La Table
- Crate & Barrel
- Honeymoon Fund
Travel Information: Whether you will have out of town guests or not, it’s helpful to add hotels and transportation information for those not wanting to drive.
- Transportation information- Let guests know if there will be transportation to the venue. Include timing and a pick up address.
- Nearby hotels- I always say to list 2 nicer hotels and 2 budget friendly hotels.
- Hotel block information- If you have a hotel block, let your guests know how to book. Include a link to book online or a phone number to call. You may need to also provide the wedding name or a code.
- Parking details- Typically, most guests don’t drive, but for the few that do, it’s important to let them know if they will need to pay for parking and what their options are.
- Local recommendations- If you have out of town guests, list some fun activities nearby! Here are some fun San Diego spots: Balboa Park, Seaworld, Mission Bay, The Zoo, Legoland, La Jolla Shores, Little Italy and Coronado.
- Map: It may be helpful to include a map of the city or venue. This way, guests have a direct spot to access directions.
Health and safety guidelines: During these covid times, keep your guests updated on your city and venues health guidelines. Be sure to let them know if they will need proof of vaccination or a negative test for the wedding and surrounding city.
FAQ: Inform your guests on all the details! Below are some popular frequently asked questions.
- What is the dress code?
- Are children allowed?
- Where should I fly into? (For out of town guests)
- What is the wedding hashtag?
- Will the wedding be outside or inside?
- Will there be other wedding events on the wedding weekend?
Timeline Page: Guests like to know what they are in for. Give them a breakdown of the wedding day and include the venue address. If your ceremony is taking place somewhere different than reception, be sure to tell your guests the correct address and timing of each event. If you have a weekend full of events, let your guests know the locations, timing and directions.
RSVP: Give your guests the option to RSVP online. Most website builders will allow you to keep track of your wedding guest count. Some websites will allow you to let your guests choose their meal as well. You also have the option of having a RSVP for not only your wedding, but for other events happening that weekend, such as a farewell brunch of rehearsal dinner.