Writing for your wedding website can be an intimidating task, especially if you don’t consider yourself a wordsmith. Even for those who are confident writers, it can be difficult to know where to start. Not only do you want the words on your wedding website to be clear, concise, and easy to read, but to also showcase your personalities and excitement for the big day.
Your wedding website is a key place to communicate with your guests and share pertinent information, so it’s important to write well to avoid confusion. If you’re struggling to translate your thoughts and the day’s details into written content, we’re here to help. Keep reading for writing tips, wording samples, and a breakdown for what to include on each section of your wedding website.
If you’re asking yourself how to write your story for your wedding website, we’ve got you. Here are some suggestions for how you can personalize your website with specific stories about milestones in your relationship, including examples for how to word them.
Audra and Charles met at college in an English Theory course with only five other people. Miraculously they had never crossed paths despite the university’s small size and Audra assumed he was a British exchange student despite no evidence to support the conclusion (he didn’t even have an accent!). Weeks went by, papers were written, Derrida was discussed, and then one day a mutual friend surveyed the class and got Audra and Charles talking for the first time. Audra decided this not-foreign-exchange student, Charles, was cute and decided to tempt him into more conversations by bringing him candy each class. A friendship grew from there and by winter break they were an item.
After graduation, Charles jetted off to Thailand to teach English while Audra was finishing her senior year. Their only communication during this time was over snail mail letters, emails, and the occasional Skype session when Charles could track down reliable wifi. Halfway through their long-distance relationship, Charles surprised Audra by showing up on her doorstep unannounced! She went into shock when she opened the door to see him standing there and said “Why are you here?!” as she attempted to shut the door in his face. He caught the door just in time to drop down to one knee and ask her to marry him. Clearly, she said yes!
Beyond your “how we met” and your proposal story, you should provide important information for guests about the wedding weekend on your website. Follow our breakdown below for the other information that could be added to your website and the purpose of each section, complete with what you should include and writing samples.
We will provide shuttle transportation to and from the wedding venue from the bus stop on 2nd Street. Please park in the lot on the corner of Main and Market and wait near the #AudlesWedding sign. Shuttles will run continuously from 3:15 - 3:55 p.m.
Hotels in this area commonly fill up quickly due to big concerts and college football games, so please book early! See our suggestions on where to stay below.
If you don’t have a registry:
We’re very fortunate that we begin this next chapter with everything we need. Your presence is present enough.
If you have an offline registry only:
Your love and busting a move or two on the dance floor is all that we ask for. However, if you wish to share a gift with us in celebration, we appreciate your generosity and are registered at the following stores.
Charles met Nick in college, where they became buds over a mutual love of Dinosaur Jr. songs and Francar’s buffalo wings. Nick can be curmudgeonly, but don’t let that fool you. This guy has killer jokes. Look forward to a display of his skills during the best man speech!
Finny is Charles and Audra’s sweet little frenchie pup. She’s never met a face she didn’t want to lick and you can always count on her to roll over for belly rubs. You’ll know her by her distinctive snorts as she carries the rings down the aisle.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
1616, 5022 Plank Rd. North Garden, VA 22959
A local favorite for incredible wines and Blue Mountain views!
904 Monticello Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Enjoy Spanish-style small plates and a drink list as long as your arm.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tour the home and gardens of former president and founder of UVA, Thomas Jefferson.
Q: What’s the dress code? A: Cocktail attire, please. The ceremony and reception is located outside, so please dress according to the weather.
Q: Are kids invited? A: We love children (especially yours), but we’d like you to join in the celebration and enjoy a night off, so we’re requesting that the kiddos be left at home with a sitter.