If the only reason you’re hesitating to make a “wedding website” is because you “don’t know a lot about computers” – don’t worry, it’s not hard. You don’t have to ask your “tech-y friend” for help. Websites like Zola, Wix, and Squarespace are website builders designed for people who don’t really build websites (aka: people like me who really only use the Internet to buy stuff, watch make-up tutorials, and look up “business casual outfits” on Pinterest – if I can do it, so can you!)
Wedding websites are a great way to set up all of your information in a “one stop shop” sort of way – event details, the registry, hotel options for out-of-town guests, etc, etc. You can even include your “love story” or some blurb about the two of you as a couple – but consider that people might quote it back to you for the rest of your lives. “Jamie knew Brad was the one when he agreed to go apple picking on their third date… aww…. are you guys going to go apple picking on your honeymoon? Will there be apple tarts at the wedding?”
You don’t have to include the cutesy stuff if you don’t want to. But if you do, make sure it’s in a separate section from the hard-nosed facts. No one wants to skim through “….and then he took a knee…” when they’re running late to the reception and need to find the address.
Things like : date, time, place, etc should be included front and center. This is the number one reason why people will come to your website – because they either lost their Invite with the information on it, or left it hanging on their refrigerator at home.
Once you’ve made it through the nitty gritty, here’s a list of other things you may consider including on your website as well (because, trust me, people will ask. Including it on your website won’t eliminate the “question” text messages completely, but it may save you from a few.)