If you’ve been wondering how to make the right first impression for your wedding and pack all the info guests will be asking you in one place, then we have two words for you: wedding website. We’ll cut right to the chase in saying that the best way to set the bar high for your wedding is to give a one-of-a-kind sneak peek of the day itself. And if you’re someone who wants to express your wedding style and mood in everything from the texture of the stationery to the colors of the post-wedding brunch, we’re guessing you want a website that’s truly unique. Cue the tech gurus at Squarespace.
Photo by Myrtle & Moss Photography
Squarespace designers know a thing or two about making a p-r-e-t-t-y impact. We’ve all seen their plethora of modern templates that are totally crushing it for restaurants, local businesses and probably some of your wedding vendors! But you may not have realized how versatile they are, and just how easy it is to build yourself. We speak from experience when we say you don’t have to be a web developer to create an intuitive site that totally looks the part. Some of our favorite templates to start from are Royce website theme and Vow – hello, websites of the future with animated headers!
Preview of Vow
Customization and Flexibility
You and your SO can both act as contributors while you customize your site, and we’d recommend taking advantage of the joint email address that’s included! Flexibility goes into overdrive where images, text boxes, layouts, and fonts are concerned, and you’ll have unlimited pages, bandwidth and storage. Squarespace has got your back in making sure your information shows up + shows out in a sharp, clean and effortless way. And we promise you won’t find your site looking like your BFF’s cousin’s because once you’re done with it, it will be wholly and uniquely you.
Photo by Athena & Camron
Photo by Hildegunn Taipale
For the Guests
Your out of town guests will thank you as they peruse the room block details and RSVP at the same time. Be sure to include detailed information of the wedding events, timelines, transportation schedule and even dress code. And what’s more, you can link all of your registries on one designated page so they can take care of the gift giving while they’re at it. Bonus points if you’re registered with Zola since you can add a Zola block to your website that displays all the items without your guests ever having to leave the page! You can also accept cash gifts on your registry page should it strike your fancy. And if it were us, we’d be taking mental notes of how to use this on our honeymoon #amiright?
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Get Them Excited
For the sake of warm fuzzies, you have a number of immersive layout options for your photo gallery page. And these pictures don’t just have to include the engagement sesh or proposal highlights. Is your wedding spanning multiple days or happening at a unique destination? Maybe add some teasers of what your guests can look forward to. This is a surefire way to build the hype and start their overall experience here. And once you’ve said “I do” and live happily ever after, you can even connect your Instagram account to pull in posts with your wedding hashtag. Cue updates from those honeymoon experiences made possible with your cash registry!
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Photo by Rachel Wakefield
Let’s Talk Tech
We’d be remiss to not mention that custom URLs are a game changer. And we’d confidently guess you don’t want your guests googling your names and hoping they land at the right wedding website. All wedding websites with annual purchase include custom domain names fo’ free, and we are psyched (to put it gently) about all the possibilities here. Namely, the creative wedding hashtags used as URLs since lets’ be honest, we’re suckers for puns.
The Royce gets 5 stars for simplicity. Keep it short and sweet, and your guests will thank you!
At the end of the day, creating a wedding website is a no-brainer, and it’s not something you want to take lightly. It can and should match your overall wedding aesthetic, while still being quick and easy to create. You’ll want a platform that streamlines it all, so when the time comes for managing RSVPs, addresses and menu selections, the work has already been done for you. So if you’re ready to start dreaming up this site that’s all about you, head over to Squarespace to start your free trial with modern templates that are always on the up + up!
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