For many engaged couples, a personal website is an important part of the wedding-planning process. Often, it’s where guests go to find gift registry information, directions to the reception, preferred attire suggestions, and other useful information about the upcoming nuptials.
Seventy-four percent of couples who married in 2018 created a wedding site, up from 59 percent in 2015, according to the WeddingWire’s latest Newlywed Report.
Of course, not all wedding websites are created equally. What sets great web pages apart from so-so ones? Here are a few tips for building a stylish, fun and innovative website for your big day.
Go Beyond Standard Builders
Wedding resources like the Knot, WeddingWire and Zola allow couples to create personalized web pages for free. Their standard templates are easy to use, which helps streamline the process. But they aren’t your only options.
If you’re looking for something more distinctive, all-in-one website building and hosting platforms like Squarespace, Wix and Wordpress.com offer more design choices, though they typically charge a small monthly fee.
And for the more technically inclined, you can create a self-hosted website, where you pick the software (and add your own coding) and the hosting company. This allows for maximum customization in design and function.