The wedding website is becoming as much of a mainstay as the save-the-date announcements. They’re both helpful tools for any wedding, but none more so than a destination wedding. But a site also serves a more personal purpose. It gives you a forum to let everyone know how you met and share the story of the proposal, making guests who have never met your intended feel close to both of you. If you’re unsure of the advantages of a wedding website, take a look below as I have provided you with some helpful tools that will help you create a meaningful wedding website.A website can provide helpful information for your guests that are traveling in from out of town. Guests can learn more about local attractions, find directions, and get contact information for hotels around the area.You can post photos of you and the groom and update the site with engagement party or shower picture as the months pass.
Keep the look as clean and uncluttered as possible. Fonts should be easy to read; avoid reverse type, which is notoriously hard to decipher. And keep the text short and sweet.You’ll want your site up and running as early as possible, at least six months before the wedding.Websites can be free, paid, or do-it-yourself, and all serve you well.The downside to free sites is that you get an awkward domain name and less space for photos; some of the sites look overly “wedding-ish,” and your screen may be cluttered with ads. One of the main advantages besides the price, is that they’re easy to use, even for the technologically challenged.Several companies offer paid sites that are a notch above the free sites in terms of design. You also get more space for photos and personalized features. You often have the option of purchasing a more concise, personal domain name with no awkward hyphens.If you’ve got the money to spend, you can hire a designer to create a site for your wedding that fully expresses your style. Carry though the color, style, or motif from your invitations so that you’re presenting a consistent style statement.If you’ve got the skills, you can buy a domain name and create your own site. Or if you’re lucky, a friend will offer to design your site as a wedding gift. You can make it look any way you like and you’ll have far more storage space. But keep in mind that designing a site and keeping it updated can eat up a lot of time.