Wedding websites are not a new trend, but they are becoming more and more popular in today’s increasingly digital age. Online tools such as wedding websites are the ideal way for smart brides to seamlessly handle the overwhelming process of planning a wedding.
Whilst it may seem counterintuitive to add another job to your ‘to do’ list, building a wedding website could actually save you time in the long run. With that in mind, here are four great reasons why you should build a website for your wedding:
Ensure You’re Always Accessible
If you don’t want to field calls from Great Aunt Mabel about what time the rehearsal dinner starts, or where the best local hotels are, whilst you’re in the middle of a business meeting then a wedding website is a must. With a dedicated website, all the information your guests need will be at their fingertips.
And if they can’t find the answers to their questions, you can be constantly accessible by providing a contact form or dedicated email address. That way, people can contact you whenever they want, but you can deal with their enquiries at a time that suits you!
Easy Access to Your Wedding Registry
Most brides will include a link to their online wedding registry on their wedding website. But did you know that you can combine more than one wedding registry on your site, meaning that you can list items from a variety of different stores, without having to include multiple lists on your website?
This means that your guests can choose the perfect gift with ease, and that you can get exactly what you want on your big day. If you’re already living together and don’t need another toaster, you could even opt for a honeymoon registry or cash registry to start your marriage in the way that best suits you.
Share Information with Your Vendors
As well as enabling your guests to RSVP with ease, your wedding website can also simplify the process of sharing vital information with your wedding vendors. From sharing dietary requirements with your caterers to allergen information with your bar tending team, you won’t have to make your own lists to send to your vendors because your wedding website can be used to do all this hard work for you.
Just some examples of information that you can use your wedding website to gather include:
- The number of guests attending each event, including the wedding itself as well as the rehearsal dinner and other key wedding events
- Menu choices and dietary requirements for each meal
- Whether the guests will be staying in the area, and how long they are staying. This will help you to organize transportation for getting your guests to and from your wedding events.
An Environmentally Friendly Choice
Finally, using a wedding website for your wedding planning is an environmentally friendly choice. You can use your wedding website to send ‘save the date’ announcements and wedding invitations, as well as to handle RSVPs. This will save you the time, and the environmental impact, or printing and posting hard copy stationary.
It’s amazing to think how much paper is thrown in the bin as the result of a single wedding, and a wedding website can help you to mitigate this impact from your own wedding day. You could continue the paperless theme throughout your whole wedding day (perhaps by asking your guests not to send wedding congratulation cards) and reduce the carbon footprint of your event considerably. The environment would thank you for your decision!