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Why have a wedding website?

Building a wedding website

When you think about it, it’s likely that the people you’ve invited to your wedding will have one or more questions about your plans for the day. Rather than try to answer each one individually, you may like to consider having a wedding website where everyone can go for key information. This makes more sense, perhaps, than posting on a group Facebook page or trying to phone or text everyone individually if something significant changes after your invitations are sent out. After all, everyone should have access to the internet at some stage in the lead up to your big day. If nothing else, COVID has taught us all to accept change. Couples had to change their wedding date during lockdown and, for many, the size, location and style of ceremony changed too in order to comply with the rules at the time.

 

How to make it happen

There is lots of information on wedding websites to be found online. Here is just one example of where you can build your own free site. You can customise this to suit your theme, adding relevant information and photographs which will appeal to your guests.

 

Why is it a good idea?

The whole idea is to keep all the important information in the one place so that it’s easy to find. There’s nothing worse than being invited to an event, only to find you weren’t kept in the loop about key information.

 

Information to consider including

While each wedding will have its own individual components, information which could well be useful to your family and friends could include:

πŸ’œ The address of your wedding and reception venue.

πŸ’œ A mud map to your wedding and reception location (particularly if it’s in a remote area.)

πŸ’œ A pin drop showing the co-ordinates of the location (if it’s in a remote area.)

πŸ’œ The start time for your wedding. You may like to include a buffer here e.g. 2.30pm for a 3pm ceremony. This should take care of any habitual stragglers.

πŸ’œ Dress code e.g. black tie, smart casual, themed event etc.

πŸ’œ Information re a wishing well, honeymoon fund or gift registry,

πŸ’œ Accommodation suggestions nearby for those guests coming from out-of-town. This could include hotel, B&B or camping/glamping options.

πŸ’œ Parking information (if relevant.)

πŸ’œ Group travel arrangements e.g. if there is a pick-up / drop-off point for arriving to the ceremony location via bus, ferry etc.

πŸ’œ Request for any special dietary requirements.

πŸ’œ Information regarding your child/child-free wedding and/or reception.

πŸ’œ Your RSVP date.

πŸ’œ Wet weather plans and the time these will come into play on the day.

 

Other benefits

Being able to update your website with any new information is so important, particularly if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony and you need to change to Plan B on the day due to inclement weather.

Don’t forget to include your celebrant and other suppliers in any last-minute updates. They, of course, will need to be advised about any arrangements that change so they can be set up ready for you and your guests to arrive.

 

 

 

30/10/2022

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