Having a wedding website is a popular way to go about keeping track of the details of your wedding while also sharing important information with your excited guests. But, just as a wedding is more than just candles and tables, a website is more than just text and phone numbers..
You want your wedding day to be truly unique and a reflection of your and your partner’s personality! Why should your website look like every other wedding website out there? Here are some tips for making your wedding site more “you”.
Tell Your Story
A photo of you and your spouse-to-be along with your names and the date of your wedding are all elements that the average site visitor would expect. However, why not spruce up your page a bit and add a bit of creativity to it with more detailed content?
For starters, consider adding a page describing how the two of you met. You and your partner can have fun writing this together while also recounting the romantic story of how your relationship came to be.
Aside from the story of how you met, your wedding page visitors may also be curious about the proposal. Consider adding a “proposal” page that recounts the story of how your partner proposed to you (or the other way around). These informational pages not only provide background for your wedding guests, but writing them can also be a great bonding experience for you and your partner.
Make sure your wedding party doesn’t feel left out! It is always a good idea to include a separate page with names and photos of your bridesmaids and groomsmen (with their permission of course). To make things a little more fun and creative, you and your partner may also consider writing a brief description of how you met the bridesmaids and groomsmen and how they came to be part of your wedding.
Cover Your Bases
Aside from fun information about you, your soon-to-be spouse, and the wedding party, there is also some logistical information that you may want to add to help out your wedding guests.
In addition to the basics, such as an itinerary of the day and a map of the hotel, reception, and ceremony locations, why not include some helpful links to local babysitters or even nearby sightseeing spots? If you have people coming in from out of town, it will mean a lot to them that you have gone out of your way to include some information about the area to make them feel more at home. Consider writing mini-reviews of your favorite local restaurants, parks, and other attractions to keep your guests from being bored before the ceremony and festivities.
Your Wedding Registry
While you don’t want your wedding registry to be the first thing your wedding page visitors see, you do want it to be easily accessible! To do this, consider adding a “Registry” link to your wedding site’s navigation bar. On the page, you can either list where you are registered or provide a link to the registry itself. This can be a great way to save family and friends the time of having to pull up your registry at the store itself. Furthermore, your registry says a lot about you and your partner, so adding it to your wedding website helps you add a bit of your own personality and flare.
Photos and Multimedia
An interactive website is a fun website, so be sure to include as many photos and/or videos on your page as you can. Aside from photos of your wedding party, you may also want to consider posting some of your favorite pictures of you and your partner. These could be photos from your first date, an engagement session, or anything in between.
Another fun option to consider is recording personalized video messages to your guests as opposed to simply writing an introduction or greeting page on your website. This can be a fun and more engaging way to further personalize your page and get creative in the process.
Design and Color Scheme
While you may have chosen a pre-made template when you first created your wedding website, you may want to consider sprucing it up a little bit and adding your own personal touches by customizing your theme. Some wedding website hosts provide a user control panel that makes it possible for you to edit your color scheme, font choices, and the like. If you have a template that is not customizable, the good news is that you can often find other free ones online that better suit your tastes. If all else fails, consider hiring a website designer to create a custom template. This will allow you to have a truly unique wedding page that reflects your personality right on the page.
As you can see, there are many ways in which you can customize your wedding website to make it more unique and a better reflection of you. Be sure to keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your wedding. Good luck with your planning, and may you have a happy wedding day!