A wedding website is a special webpage created just for your wedding day. It’s a one-stop shop used to help you communicate crucial wedding details with your friends and family (only those who are wedding guest, of course!), such as venue details, the weekend itinerary, the dress code, where you’re registered, travel and accommodation information, as well as photos. For some couples, it’s also how guests RSVP to the wedding. Think of it as an online help desk for your wedding day.
The good news is that you don’t need a fancy website builder to create a wedding website of your dreams (or just one that matches your wedding stationery). Use Zola to build a free wedding website that easily keeps all of your information, recommendations and ideas, photo albums, wedding hashtag, RSVP form, and more in one place.
Here’s how to do it—plus, what to include on a wedding website.
Typically, most couples make their wedding website public (so a guest who has misplaced their invitation can find it easily with a quick Google search), but if you choose to opt for a private website, your website should be shared with all of your wedding guests.
What you include on your wedding website is ultimately up to you and how personalized you want your site to be, but it’s best practice to include the following:
You should begin creating your wedding website as soon as you set your wedding date and have booked your wedding venue. Publish it and make it live the same time you send save the dates (roughly 6-8 months before the wedding day) so guests can read more about the event and begin making travel plans.
You should share your wedding website with your guests via your save the dates (or even your invitations) so they can easily go online to learn more details (and RSVP if you’ve opted to collect replies online).
But, what about sharing on social media? We recommend that you do not post your wedding website on your social media accounts. It creates confusion about who is actually invited and can lead to some uncomfortable conversations with uninvited individuals as a result.
Save the dates and invitations are limited in terms of space and what’s acceptable to include on them, which puts a cap on what you can communicate to guests through snail mail. Having a wedding website is great because it gives guests a place to go if they have questions, rather than bombarding you with texts, calls, and emails. And they make life easier for your guests, too, while making travel plans or in case they lose the wedding invitation.
Instructions for how to make a wedding website will be different for everyone, depending on which platform you choose for your wedding website (or whether you decide to build one from the ground up on your own). Regardless of which method you choose, creating a wedding website is done by following these steps:
Clearly, we’re a bit biased, but the short answer is to make your wedding website on Zola. Thankfully, there’s a lot of evidence to back up our claim: