The Best Places to Build Your Wedding Website (Wedding Planner Approved!)
It’s no secret that we love weddings over here, but we also know that planning for the “big day” can come with a rather large to do list!. Fortunately, living in the digital age means there are countless ways to make wedding planning less daunting. A good wedding website is definitely one of the ways to make your life a little easier. Another way to make your life easier? Work with us – of course! We plan and design weddings in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Berkshires, and beyond!
Today, we want to share with you our favorite wedding website builders & a few tips for creating your own amazing wedding website! We’ll check out some of the best online builders & what makes each unique. Having an online presence is so important for today’s couples who want to create a place for guests to learn more about them as a couple, get directions to the venue, RSVP for events & much more!
The 4 Best Wedding Website Builders in 2023
When looking for a place to host your wedding website, we believe it needs to be both easy-to-use (because not everyone getting married loves technology) and aesthetically pleasing (it’s one of the first looks into your wedding so you’ll want to create something that gets your guests excited!). With that in mind, we have narrowed it down to the four best wedding website builders in 2023.
While Minted initially began as a company catering to wedding invitations, they have since grown into offering a wide range of stationery options for all moments worth celebrating. They have also recently started offering different wedding website options for couples, allowing them to easily coordinate their invites, stationery, and site with seamless design. With Minted, couples can effortlessly achieve a beautiful and cohesive look across all aspects of their wedding.
Minted also integrates with your guest list if you decide to use them for your save the dates as well, as an added bonus. We use this option for wedding websites a lot so we know our way around it. You can use the free domain or purchase a custom domain for a small investment of $15-20. If you are interested in purchasing invitations to match your wedding website, we’d love to share our discount code with you. To get 35% off save the dates and 25% off your invitations use planner code WEDPLELITEWED.
With Joy is a relatively new wedding website builder that has recently made its way to the stage. We’ve begun using it with our couples and have been impressed with its extensive free templates and customization options, outshining even Minted with the level of options. One great feature With Joy offers is the seamless integration it provides for your wedding registry, which can make it easier for couples to streamline their guest communication. Additionally, With Joy offers custom domains for a small fee.
Zola is a wedding website builder that can integrate flawlessly with your wedding registry as well for a seamless planning experience. While the RSVP feature can feel clunky to use, many of our clients have appreciated the integration of the registry and ease-of-use enough that it still ranks in the top four wedding website options for couples in 2023.
Bliss and Bone
While this option is the only option that comes with a monthly fee (between $12-$18/month), for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding website, Bliss and Bone is an excellent option. Compared to the free options above, there are more sophisticated designer website templates and customization options. There are also varying levels of security and privacy settings and more RSVP tracking options as well. If you are drawn to an “all-in-one” solution, Bliss and Bone also provides a variety of online and printed invitations to match!
Tips for Creating a Wedding Website
Creating a wedding website can seem complicated – but with the right resources (and one of the platforms above!), it’s easier than you think to create a beautiful and memorable website. Here are a few tips:
1. Choose a design that reflects your unique style and captures the spirit of your special day.
2. Include important information such as the date, time, and location of your ceremony and/or reception as well as any other details that you want to include. Here’s a short list of what we recommend:
- Weekend Itinerary of Events
- Shuttle Schedule page (especially important for destination weddings!)
- Registry page
- Your love story (if you want to share one)
- Wedding party page (so guests can get to know the VIPS)
- Information on how to get to the venue (by car, bus and plane)
- Favorite things to do and places to see locally (especially if most of your guests are coming in from out of town – which is very popular for destinations like the Hudson Valley!).
3. Make sure your wedding website also includes frequently asked questions like:
- What is the dress code?
- Can I bring a date?
- Are children invited?
- Will the ceremony and/or reception be indoors or outdoors?
- Where should we stay?
4. Finally, be sure to keep your website up-to-date with any changes in plans or schedules so that guests have the most accurate information available.
Sharing your wedding website!
Your wedding website is a great way to ensure that your guests are completely informed and prepared for your special day. It’s also an amazing resource to share with your family and friends, especially if they or their out of town guests are unfamiliar with the area. With a few key pieces of information, you can make sure they have all the necessary details to have a memorable and stress-free time at your wedding! And of course if you are looking for more help with the planning process, learn more about working with our team here.