Writing your "About Us" story is a meaningful part of creating your wedding website. It gives you a chance to reminisce about your relationship journey and gives you yet another reason to be excited for your wedding ceremony and celebration. While your website will include essential wedding details about your venue, dress code, and information about the spouses-to-be, it also provides the perfect opportunity to add a custom touch. That's why including a beautiful story about how the two of you met is highly recommended. It’s one of the most popular parts of a wedding site. Your guests want to read it, so why not try to make it enjoyable and engaging for them?
A common way to approach writing an ‘about us’ story is to write the story of how you met. This approach helps relatives and friends from both sides who may not know you as a couple or may have met your significant other only a few times more insight into your relationship
However, some couples opt out of telling the story of how they met. Maybe your friends and family already know the details of your love story. Maybe you’re childhood sweethearts and everyone who is attending your wedding has watched your relationship grow. You can still have an About Us story and skip over the wedding website bios.
For example, people want to know the story of the proposal. It’s probably the first question people ask when they learn about your engagement. You can share this moment instead of, or in addition to, a How We Met story. Other ideas include sharing a memorable date or milestone that you’ve experienced as a couple. Give information about each of your personalities and what you love about each other. Or, talk about your love for each other and how you feel about getting married.
When coming up with your wedding website’s About Us, think of a favorite moment from your relationship and share it with your loved ones. Here are five examples inspired by Hollywood love stories to spark your creativity and inspiration for how to write your own story.
"We were introduced through Sally’s college friend. We were both moving to New York (separately) from Chicago after graduation and Harry sat shotgun as Sally drove. We talked a lot on that road trip but parted ways as soon as we arrived in the city."
"Throughout the years, though, we’d run into each other randomly and eventually, we started hanging out and became close friends."
"It took several years and significant others before we could see that we belonged together. Our love story didn’t start with an initial spark but rather a slow burn to get to where we are today and we couldn’t be happier."
This example follows the classic guideline of answering who, what, where, and when. Fill in the blanks of the questions for yourself and think about who introduced you as a couple, what you were doing when you met, where the first meeting happened, and when you realized that a relationship might be a possibility.
"Michael was leaving on another extended business trip and as his train was pulling away, he rushed to the back and yelled out “Marry me!” to Kimmy who was standing on the platform."
"It was exhilarating and spontaneous and we both knew right then that no matter how many miles were between us or however many days we had to be apart. We wanted to be together for the rest of our lives."
"We can’t wait to celebrate our wedding day with you!"
Was your proposal a well-planned out affair or a spontaneous moment based on a rush of love and emotions? Let your proposal story be guided by the details of how it happened and also the feelings that surrounded it. When writing your proposal story, let it provide a glimpse into your life. This example shows the distance challenges the couple faced and how it worked itself into the actual proposal.
"We wouldn’t call it a date necessarily. But we started spending a lot of time together when Kevin was assigned to write a story on Jane."
"Her always-a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride tale was intriguing to Kevin’s newspaper and he followed Jane closely as she prepared for the upcoming wedding season, including her sister’s semi-impromptu nuptials."
"On one outing, we literally got stuck in the mud after hydroplaning off the road. We waited it out at a local bar, singing karaoke, and having a blast together. After that, we thought, this could be something."
Inject humor when possible or specific details many may not know. It allows guests to feel like they have personal insight into what makes your love so special and will get everyone geared up for the big day.
"Anna has lived in the spotlight her whole life. She likes jet-setting around the world and experiencing the finer things in life. William prefers his own quiet part of the world surrounded by only his closest friends and family. You’ll likely find his nose buried in a book."
"At first, our worlds collided serendipitously but not necessarily in a good way. But in the end, a change of pace is exactly what we both needed and we got to a place where we could completely be ourselves together. We found that we balance each other out in all the right ways."
"We can’t wait to celebrate our wedding day with you!"
Showing parts of your personality individually also illustrates how you work together as a couple. It gives guests a chance to know more about both of you since the bride’s side may not know too much about the groom’s and vice-versa.
Sara: When I met Alex, he seemed like another smooth talker trying to pick me up in a bar. While I have to admit his suave demeanor was attractive, it was his sweet and thoughtful side that really drew me in. He’s outgoing and vivacious, caring and kind. I can’t wait to call him my husband.
Alex: I was immediately awestruck when I first laid my eyes on her but knew I had to be creative to win her over. She was someone special; I could just tell. I love how independent and smart she is. And when she smiles, it lights up the room. I tell myself how lucky I am every day to know her and can’t wait to make her officially mine.
An About Us story can be short and sweet. Speak from the heart from your individual perspectives to keep it authentic and fill in the space by sharing your excitement about getting married. This will get your guests excited, too.
The About Us section is one of the first parts you'll fill out on your website. Take your time when you create it. Write a few drafts before settling on the final story. Read your words aloud to each other and have fun laughing and reminiscing about fond memories before your wedding ceremony.
While rom-coms are entertaining and fun, true love stories are always more interesting. Use these movie-based examples to spark how you want yours to be written. Consider which part of your relationship journey you want to tell.
Keep it to a few short paragraphs and add levity and authenticity when you write it. A few tips to keep in mind as you’re writing are:
Write it like a casual conversation not a professional bio. It should read like you’re telling the tale in person to a guest. You want it to feel warm and inviting.
Skip writing inside jokes but freely share the humor of a story. Guests want to feel like they have a bit of insider knowledge about the spouses-to-be. Let them in with some laughs.
Don’t overthink it. While most About us stories are about the length of a paragraph, if you want to sum it up in two or three sentences, do as you please. It’s about sharing your story in the way you want guests to receive it.
Make sure the story flows. If you are each writing from your own perspective, make sure each part is similar in length. You don’t want one of you to extend the writing to several lines while the other person only contributes one or two.
Following the Hollywood formula is useful as it answers the questions of who, what, when, where, and how. It also shows how to focus on the important details and select private moments that add to the story.
Choose from one of hundreds of wedding website templates. Each will guide you to where and how much you should add to your wedding website’s About Us story. Using templates helps you decide what to put on your wedding website. You’re able to preview how it looks on the screen and can decide if you want to add or delete words to make it easier to read. The design enhances the story by also reflecting your personalities and style of your upcoming nuptials.
Match your website to your wedding theme. Whether it’s an elegant evening affair, an afternoon countryside ceremony, or one of the many other aesthetics and locations in between, you’ll find one that sets the tone for your big day.
Part of creating your wedding website means taking a walk down memory lane while at the same time preparing for the future ahead. It’s a special time so make sure you savor the moment as you get ready for your wedding day!