As social media habits change, hashtags for the big day are starting to seem less necessary to some couples. However, the wedding website is still a useful tool in this tech-savvy world. In the grand scheme of traditions, it’s still a relatively new practice, which means that not everyone fully understands what to do with a site. The primary purpose of a wedding website is to easily share information with your guests, but there are plenty of ways to have fun with it as well!
Here are some common questions brides and grooms might have about their wedding website, along with our corresponding advice.
Q: Do we have to include our personal stories?
A: Of course not! It can be fun for guests (especially family members who don’t know their relative’s future spouse) to learn more about how you met or the proposal, but if that includes personal details you’d rather not share, you can skip it! There’s nothing wrong with your website being focused on necessary information.
Q: When should we make our wedding website?
A: If you are sending save the dates and including a link to the site, you’ll want to make sure your website is live by the time guests begin to receive the first round of stationery. Keep in mind that creating your wedding website might take longer than you think. Most resources will allow you to work on the site before it is posted to the public.
Q: Can we put our registry on the website?
A: Definitely! In today’s world, this is the standard way to share your registry information. With so many friends and family spread out nowadays, word of mouth isn’t always the most effective way. For many of your guests, this will actually be the only reason they check your website.
Q: Can we maintain our privacy and still have a wedding website?
A: Generally speaking, yes. The major resources for personalized websites for your big day have the option of protecting it with a password. Just remember, once you share it with your guests, there is the potential that they could share the password with anyone else. Proceed at your own risk.