A wedding website is a valuable part of any engaged couple’s wedding planning toolkit—and a very appreciated source of information for guests! Don’t let the people you want to join you on your special day down. Don’t forget to include any of these important wedding day details on your wedding website.
The most important detail on any wedding website is the answer to the where and when questions. Include a complete schedule of your wedding day activities, as well as information about your ceremony site and wedding venue. If you’re lucky enough (for both you and your guests) to find a fantastic venue with free parking, make sure you include information about the location of the parking lot. For venues near paid parking, give guests the exact cost or the information they need to give to the parking structure to get free wedding parking. If there is a convenient public transportation option for guests, let them know the specifics that can get them to ceremony and reception.
To build anticipation, take the logistical part of your website a step further. If your ceremony site or wedding venue is breath-taking, include photos and video that make your guests look forward to your big day.
Lodging & Travel
For out-of-town guests, serve as their travel agent. If you have reserved a block of rooms at a local hotel, include information about prices and the details they need to provide when reserving their room. Beyond that information, give them a list of places to stay and specifics about interesting places to visit. In Milwaukee, include delicious breweries, brewery tours, the zoo, local museums, and favorite lakefront spots can give them the local taste they desire.
The registry section on a website is sure to be one of the most visited, so make it easy. Include locations for local guests and links for out-of-towners. If you are requesting donations to a charity as a gift suggestion, this is the place for that information.
If you want to avoid (or at least lessen) the million questions about how you met and how long you’ve been together, include your love story on your wedding website. As a nice touch, add a list of the bridal party to your digital site.
Wedding Day Dress
Couples can’t tell anyone how to dress, but you can give guidelines for dress on your wedding website. To back up the formality of attire, include pictures of your wedding venue; your guests won’t think of wearing jeans when they see beautiful pictures of your elegant site. For out-of-town guests, give helpful suggestions for attire if you expect the weather to be extremely hot (or share that the venue has air conditioning) or incredibly frigid.
If you are hosting an adults-only wedding reception (read on to help you make the decision whether a reception minus kids is right for you), this is the place to let guests know. For parents, include information about child care services or a “kid zone” that is part of the reception. If you need wording suggestions for this section, use this adults-only wording website to deliver the news.
Don’t leave your guests thirsty. If you are hosting a cash bar, let your guests know so they have funds on hand and enjoy their beverage of choice.
Social Media Specs (Or lack thereof)
Some of the best wedding shots come before or during the festivities; if you are using a social media hashtag to harvest all those unique shots, include social media hashtags on your wedding website. To the contrary, if your big day is unplugged, let your guests know your preference so they can tuck their phones and tablets away—or not bring them—to your ceremony.
Your guests are going to have questions. Answer them! Include a way for guests to contact you and ask any questions they may have. Hopefully, this step can reduce the amount of questions you have to deal with on your wedding day (so you can enjoy it!).
Got any other information to share? Your wedding website is the place for it. When adding to the site, however, avoid awkward pictures and stories that could embarrass you, your fiancé, or any friends and family.