One of the first big tasks of planning a wedding is creating a wedding website. The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Zola are popular, easy-to-use wedding-planning websites that can help couples with everything from creating a customized URL to filling out your wedding registry. But the advice for what to add to your wedding website can often be overwhelming — there are SO many options for what you can do! We’ve put together our top four “musts” to include on a wedding website. As long as you include these four things, everything else will fall into place.
The Proposal Story
Answer the question everyone is dying to know: What is the proposal story? Here is your chance to gush about your love story while including as many details as you want. Paint a picture of the day and include details like the atmosphere, what you were wearing and what was going through your head. Many couples add the proposal story to the homepage of their wedding website in order to set the tone.
If you had any photos of the proposal, be sure to include them as well! Telling your proposal story will make your wedding guests feel like they’re part of the occasion. Plus, people love a good love story, and it will surely get your guests excited about seeing your love in full action at the wedding.
The Wedding Details
We’ve all been guilty of losing a paper wedding invitation before, which is why it’s so important to have all the event details reiterated on your wedding website. Many couples also include the URL to the wedding website on their save-the-date cards, so people have the information long before the wedding invitations are delivered. Others choose to wait to provide the details until the invitations are sent out. Either way, your wedding website will be used as a helpful resource for guests all the way up to the day of the wedding. It’s much easier to text your forgetful friend a simple URL rather than typing out the day, time, address, schedule, and reminders each time someone asks.
Photos of You & Your Fiancé
Not everyone on your side of the family has met your partner, and vice versa. Include a section of your website for photos of you and your fiancé over the years so people know exactly who is who. No one wants to be the person at the wedding ceremony wondering who the groom is! This will also help paint a picture of your relationship, and it’ll help your guests feel even more included on your wedding day having been part of your relationship journey.
The photo section of your website is also the perfect place to show off your gorgeous engagement photos! Many Red Gate brides also choose to take their engagement photos at our farm, which makes taking pictures on your wedding day even more special!
One of the biggest reasons why guests visit a wedding website is to figure out where they can stay. Many of your out-of-town guests aren’t familiar with the area, and they’ll appreciate the personalized recommendations from a trusted source. If you have a room block at a hotel, this is the perfect place to add all of those details. Be sure to include a few different options, like hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals that are close to your venue. Also make sure to include any online booking links, so that guests can easily book the group rate assigned to your wedding block.
Luckily, Red Gate Farms is just a quick 10-minute drive from downtown Savannah. Your guests will love the convenience of being near the venue just as much as they’ll love exploring the beauty of Savannah the next morning.
Do you still feel like you need wedding website guidance? Let us know! Red Gate Farms can connect you with local wedding coordinators and planners who have tons of experience with creating wedding websites. Contact us today to see how we can help.