Wedding websites, also known as Wedsites are becoming more and more popular, but why use personal wedding websites, when they were never required in the past? Here is our top five reasons to use personal wedding websites:
Tell Your Story! Visitors to your website are going to be your wedding guests, these are the special people in your lives that you want to share your special day with. While most of them know you well, they may not know everything about your partner or even your love story. A wedding website is a great way to share this story with your guests using pictures and your own personal touch. A lot of couples like to post pictures of the proposal, the location of the proposal, the ring and write messages to each other or tell their own versions of their love story. Your personal wedding website, is a place dedicated to your relationship, your story.
Saves You Time. Once the invitations are out, before you know it, you’ll be getting phone calls for small details about your wedding day and the events surrounding it. You can use your wedding website to post things such as who is the bridal party, directions and maps to all the events, who will be hosting events such as the bridal shower and dates for those events. In the long run, this will save you time in answering all of these questions over and over.
Online RSVP. One of the most tedious things to manage when planning your wedding is those RSVP’s, especially if you’re having more than one event or having different guest lists for each event. On top of it all, you might also need to keep track of menu preferences and meal selections and accommodations for out of town guests. Once you get closer to your wedding dates, vendors will be asking you for numbers, confirmations and more. Tracking all of these numbers through a wedding website means you can access the numbers anytime, anywhere, and they are always up to date. You can also see at a glance who hasn’t responded and now days most wedding planning tools allow you to send emails to those who have not responded, asking them to respond. To make it easier for your guests you can include a link to your website so they can respond right when they receive the email.
Get your Guests Involved! Many wedding websites we’ve seen are now including all sorts of fun things to get guests more involved. Right from guests books to song requests for the reception to opinion polls to sneak peeks and anything else you can think of. You can put up questions and show running results about things like, how many kids should we have, where should we go on our honeymoon, etc You can also give out sneak peeks at the wedding cake or the bride’s shoes. You’ll enjoy reading the responses and so will your guests – it also gives you something to talk about at your reception.
Share Your Pictures. After the wedding, guests would love to see pictures, the website is a great way to post pictures creatively and share them not only with those who came to the wedding, but friends and relatives around the world who may not have been able to attend. These days a lot of wedding websites allow you to embed videos as well.