Creating a website for your wedding is vital to communicating important details with your guests. From travel and accommodations to ceremony details, your website is the hub for all things wedding. However, there is some details your website just shouldn’t include. Here are the seven do’s and don’ts of wedding websites.
Do include travel and accommodation information. For out of town guests, you’ll want to list the closest airports as well hotel room block information. If any additional travel accommodations need to be considered like ferry boat schedules or rental cars, you’ll also want to include those details. It’s likely many of your out of town guests will not be familiar with the area, so you’ll want to publish all details to be safe.
Don’t include details of pre-wedding events that not all guests are invited to. Since each of your guests will have access to your wedding website, don’t includes dates, times or locations of your rehearsal dinner, showers, bachelor(ette) party or any other event that is not open to all of your guests. You will want to include the details of your ceremony and reception though.
Do include the dress code. Guests will not instinctively know what to wear to your wedding. Include not only the dress code but examples of what that includes. Many of your guests will not be familiar with what is considered cocktail, formal, or black tie attire.
Don’t include personal contact information. Your wedding website can be seen by anyone on the internet. For safety and security purposes, it’s best to keep information such as your personal email addresses, phone numbers and mailing address private.
Do include a link to your registry. While your registry should not be prominently advertised on your wedding website, you should include a link so guests have easy access when needed.
Don’t list your website on your invitation. You will want to include it in your invitation suite on a separate information card. However, it’s considered poor taste to list the full URL on your actual invitation.
Do send hard copies of all information. All of the information that guests can get through your wedding website should also be included in your invitation suite. Some guests, especially older ones, may not be as tech savvy and would prefer to have a hard copy of all the information they need.
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