How to Start Your Website Without a Wedding Date

A wedding website is an important tool to communicate information about your wedding with your guests. Here's how to start one even without a wedding date.

By Nilina Mason-Campbell

How to Start Your Website Without a Wedding Date
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Even if you’re short on details, such as a date, there are many other elements of your wedding website to get started on—and we lay it out, here:

  1. Start your "About Us"
  2. Compile photos
  3. Link your registry
  4. Indicate wedding attire
  5. Share contact information

So, you’re getting married, but you haven’t yet set a date. Don’t let that detail hold you back! Having a wedding website is important, as it provides crucial details for your intended guests, and it is a streamlined destination to share those details. Even if you don’t have an exact date finalized, there are steps that you can take and sections of the website that you can get in line without it. Here are some places to start.

Start Your “About Us”

How do you want to tell your love story? This step can take time, so even without your date, you can get started on this step now.

  • How did you meet?
  • What brought you together?
  • Where has your relationship taken you, and what have been some of the hallmark moments that appear on your timeline as a couple?
  • What are the best traits each of you bring out in each other?

For relatives who might not know the full details of your courtship, this is your space to fill them in, plus it may paint a more vivid portrait for even your closest friends. This space is a way to let everyone know the details of the love that they’re coming together to celebrate.

Compile Photos

Now is the time to start sifting through the photos that not only best encapsulate your story as a couple, but also capture your dynamic too. Think of it as a highlight reel of your most special moments, silly moments, and a snapshot of your life together thus far (so consider highlighting a resident pet, first home, and more).

Link Your Registry

Let the people in on what you’d most love to receive, whether that’s gifts, charitable contributions, or a honeymoon fund. Most people would love to get a jump on purchasing presents, especially to browse sales, so by linking your registry, you’ll not only be giving them something to lurk, but you’ll also be giving them a head start, too.

Indicate Wedding Attire

Even if you don’t know your date, perhaps you’ve already honed in on your theme. If so, make your guests aware of what you expect and whether you’re planning a casual affair or something more formal, and if you’re encouraging florals or you have something else in mind. Communicate your dress code wishes clearly so that everyone is on the same fashion page.

Share Contact Information

How do you want guests to RSVP? Will you have a dedicated email for them to reach you at, in regard to all things related to the wedding? Perhaps you have a family member acting as point person to answer questions and handle replies on your behalf. Whatever you choose, this is the area to let people know how to reach out.

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