Four Things to Consider Before Launching a Wedding Website

Wedding websites are all the rage among engaged couples today. Instead of dealing with family and friends constantly calling them on the phone, sending them emails and blowing up their phones with text messages, those loved ones can learn about the upcoming nuptials on a simple website. Whether you are still in the early stages of planning your big day, or you haven’t yet set a wedding date, you can still create a wedding website. There are just a few things you should keep in mind before that site goes live.

What Name Should You Use?

The first decision you need to make is on what name to use. When you check available domain names, you can get an idea of what names are still available that relate to your big day. Most couples use their first names together, but you can also build a site around the last name you will both share. You can even use your pet names in the domain name or include a funny joke relating to your relationship.

What Type of Content Should You Include?

Every wedding website is a little different because you have the option to include as much content as you want. Many couples show images of the two of them together throughout the course of their relationship. You can include photos of you and your future spouse on your first date, while on vacation together and at family events. Some couples include a time line that lists when they first met and other major milestones. You can also use your wedding site to update family and friends on the plans you made, including the reception venue, the colors you choose and even a look at your bridesmaid dresses.

Four Things to Consider Before Launching a Wedding Website by Deborah Anderson

Who Can Access the Site?

Before the site launches, give some thought to whether you want that site public. A public website is one that anyone can access. You can register it with Google and other search engines, which will let others find you online. Not everyone wants their sites public though. You won’t know who visited your site, and you may have guests leaving behind comments that you don’t like. While you can make your page private and remove it from search engines, you can also add a password feature that limits others from viewing the site without the password you created.

Should You Offer Guests Help?

Consider using your wedding website as a way to help those you want to celebrate your big day with you. Instead of sending out invitations and making your guests send cards back, go completely digital. Guests can actually use your site to RSVP, let you know if they plan on bringing a plus one and even what meal they want at the reception. You can also include links on your site to your registries, which makes it easier for guests to buy your wedding gifts. Though launching a wedding website is a great idea, you need to consider things like who can access the site and what you should include.

38 comments… add one
  • Sarkari Naukri Dekho Sep 27, 2016 @ 4:12

    Really this is so sweet occssion of life and god bless you your future…

  • Sean J Oct 13, 2016 @ 23:42

    I/m planning for wedding next 2 months, but still do not know how can choose a photographer 🙁

    • Deborah E. Anderson Nov 19, 2016 @ 15:24

      I would just be very careful. Especially in this day and age, there are many people who say they are a photographer and really don’t know any of the basics. (I know because I am married to a REAL photographer). Ask to see some samples of their work and ask where they learned (i.e. schooling, experience). You could do a local “Google Search” to get started, but just make sure you grill them on that experience and actually see what they can do. They should know basics like lighting, angles, shadows, cutting off at the wrong place when photographing, stuff like that… -Deborah

  • Bhavik Solanki Oct 27, 2016 @ 5:10

    This post helpful for new marriage starting website. And that time chose domain name, what type of content add content any other some information in website. after add this information website design and it’s attractive or not that all are important things gives in these post.Thank you for sharing this helpful things.

  • Hostpel Oct 27, 2016 @ 6:45

    This is good.Thanks for sharing

  • PIZAP 2 Nov 3, 2016 @ 22:00

    This is very nice and good post, keep going on.

  • camera 360 online Nov 3, 2016 @ 22:03

    This is very nice article,thanks for sharing.

  • Riya Sharma Nov 17, 2016 @ 2:08

    A friend of mine is also planning to start a wedding website project
    Great article having ample knowledge to accomplish his goal
    I’ll refer this to him

  • Harry Uppal Nov 22, 2016 @ 0:25

    it was really a good post. I simply enjoyed the read.

  • nura Nov 24, 2016 @ 1:18

    Thanks for the share it is a worth read, My friends need a site for a wedding he is doing photography along with decoration this info will help him. I am going to share this site with him

  • Atul Mandal Nov 25, 2016 @ 22:10

    Every point is important. I have learned a lot and will apply next time specially for wedding website. Thanks for sharing.

  • SEO Anyaran Nov 30, 2016 @ 8:10

    Hmhm this is very interesting topic. You give me some taste how to publish wedding website. Actually, i am still single. Hehe

  • Taufeeq Umar Dec 26, 2016 @ 2:24

    Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, so thank you very much for writing this great blog here for us.

  • Khan Dec 28, 2016 @ 5:26

    informative post for those people wana launch wedding website, they must Consider Before Launching a Wedding Website

  • LH Louis Dec 28, 2016 @ 18:58

    Definitely love this guide, but isn’t better to let everybody get access to a brand new website? and naming a business is very important as well.

  • Lea Jan 7, 2017 @ 9:03

    As someone who has gone through the whole “choosing the right supplier” scene.. this post could have saved me a lot of frustration.

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  • Umar Jan 9, 2017 @ 20:57

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  • developbysj Jan 10, 2017 @ 3:40

    Nice article! Your posts are so interesting and providing me great information.This is really effective for us. Thanks for the shearing.

  • Itender Rawat Jan 12, 2017 @ 2:33

    Hello Miss,

    Just like any other site out there, it is very important to name you wedding site a simple yet elegant one (if not even better). People should be able to imagine the quality of output that they will be able to receive from your wedding site.
    Well a very well written post indeed, wow nice. Really appreciate the hard work.

  • Larry Frank Jan 14, 2017 @ 5:03

    Hello Debbie,
    This is my first time here on your blog, and I will surely say you have a nice blog.
    This is a well detailed article on launching a wedding website.
    Thanks for sharing with us, and do have a wonderful day ahead.

  • Naveen Jan 24, 2017 @ 3:35

    Hey, I visited so many blogs for this information.But I can’t get it from anywhere.The things you mentioned is really awesome.Thank you.

  • Antonette Mait Jan 26, 2017 @ 0:59

    Wow! This is a great article! I learned a lot of ideas. Thank you so much!

  • Pyare Jan 27, 2017 @ 22:04

    don’t know about how to make these things but my brother thinking to open such kind of thing… I am going to show him this and i hope he’ll be happy

    Thanks anyway

  • Riya Arora Feb 8, 2017 @ 11:35

    i have seen many awesome posts here, immediately subscribed to the newsletter. Nice article. keep sharing like this. Thank you

  • viki debbarma Feb 9, 2017 @ 0:43

    I do own one website related to wedding. I do provide all of the stuffs guide regarding to the fashion of wedding for both bride and groom. It is so pleasure to read the detail that you have provided.

  • bob Feb 12, 2017 @ 1:32

    I was just going through google for precautions while launching a website and I landed on your blog, I really appreciate your knowledge and experience.

  • Jaspreet Feb 16, 2017 @ 0:50

    I am here the first time but after reading your article I come here every time. You give me a great information on launching wedding website which I get from your blog. Thanks for sharing a good knowledge.

  • Lea Feb 21, 2017 @ 5:59

    Thank you for the post.
    Wedding websites are great and all.. I find that they are mostly aimed for people who know their way around the internet and have some clue about web designing. If I’m a wedding planner for example, it’s really hard to get couples interested in paying monthly \ yearly fees.

  • Pranali Mar 18, 2017 @ 5:22

    Thank you for the post, that was really helpful. 🙂

  • apental Mar 29, 2017 @ 6:19

    Thanks admin for putting up such a great and passionate information trough this article. really interesting information. nice work.

  • Arman Khan Apr 7, 2017 @ 7:34

    Just wanted to ask one thing. How can we run affiliate program using wedding website. Can you share some tips or ideas to start affiliate marketing with this website.

    • Deborah Anderson Jun 7, 2017 @ 4:02

      Great question, Arman. I linked the first article in a series of articles on blog sponsorship (linked to this comment). That series of articles will also cover affiliate marketing. But, before getting to that point in the article series, you can try Googling. Also, some of the standard affiliate sites have search mechanisms, so once you have an account, you can search for related products and services to post on your site.

  • Bride Photo Apr 27, 2017 @ 8:30

    Great information! This one is really helpful to those who are just starting to create their site. I also have one, I hope you can check it out. It’s about future brides, Thank you very much and I hope you continue these kinds of posts. 🙂

    • Deborah Anderson Jun 7, 2017 @ 4:00

      Thank you, Bride Photo. Also, thanks for sharing your site. I just left a comment on your blog, as well 🙂

  • jazib ahmad Apr 27, 2017 @ 20:10

    This is very good.
    Thanks for sharing

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