As technology continues to make our lives easier and more millennials begin to get married, the more we’ll see wedding websites. Once a spot for basic information, wedding websites have now become a place to not only find that important info, but to see photos, video and even RSVP. We wanted our wedding website to be a go-to resource our friends and family could access at anytime in the event they needed information.
Building the website was a lot of fun. But where does one start? There are a lot of wedding sites that offer to build websites or give you the resources to build your own. We harnessed the power of our site and made a subdomain through WordPress. We wrote down everything we wanted to include; directions, event details, registry info, an RSVP portal, a link to the photo booth photos, a link to Lilies and Loafers of course, and a link to our mobile app, WeddingParty.
The site needed to be ready by the time our wedding invitations went out because it was going to be another resource for all of our information, as well as our primary location for collecting RSVPs. I would have loved to send out digital invitations, but there’s something I love about a printed invitation. However, RSVPs were going to be collected online (a future post!).
As a complement to the website, we used (and highly recommend) the WeddingParty App. It’s a great resource for any wedding guest to use. You can link to your registry, accommodations, and have guests share photos. It’s a convenient way to leave all of your wedding details in one place for easy access. If you’re looking for a handy app, check them out!
The site was a success and I encourage anyone who wants to build out a wedding website to do so. We almost went the route of sending virtual invitations, but held back. However, we’d love to hear from anyone who is or went paperless for their wedding!