Is a Wedding Website Necessary?
Technically the answer to this question is no, they are not a necessity. However, they have so many positive functions, that I recommend them to all of my couples! The primary purpose of the wedding website is to give guests a central hub where they may find information about your big day.
With this post I wanted to dive into 5 reasons that couples over the years have decided to create a website for their special day!
HELP YOU STAY ORGANIZED
Having a website allows you to have a space where you can keep all the information in one place. Here you can list your wedding date, the story on how the two if you met, who is in the bridal party, the location of the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, what hotel room blocks are available for guests and an area for you to answer questions.
PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO GUESTS
On your website you can have a tab dedicated to answering frequently asked questions. Sometimes it gets overwhelming when everyone invited to the wedding continuously asks the same questions. Instead, you can leave your website on your save the dates and direct people to check out the site to get those answers.
Once you launch the site it is live. This way you can updated it real time and your guests have the ability to check it whenever they please.
HAVE AN RSVP FUNCTION
I am unsure about all sites, but MINTED has a function where on one tab you can add an "Event", being your "Wedding Reception". But you can also add other events like "Bridal Shower" or "Post Wedding Brunch". Then you have the tab "RSVP" which will list out all the events guests are able to RSVP to. (I am unsure if I have this function because I also used MINTED for my invitations and loaded all the guests with their information into the system). But it allows them to type in their name and RSVP for what they have been invited to. You also add how many people were invited in that party. For example if I invited a family of 5 they have the ability to let me know only 3 out of the 5 are able to attend.
*This is harder to explain in writing, so if you have questions please reach out and I will gladly walk you through it!
These website are typically less than $20 and you get a lot out of it as we have explained above. It also helps save with RSVP cards. On the invitations you can note to please RSVP on the website rather than sending them an RSVP card that they then have to mail back. This saves on additional paper and the cost to mail and honestly it is more convenient for everyone.
I will note that there will be some guests that do not have access to a computer or don't know how to. That is okay, my recommendation would be to either have a family member assist online or send those individuals accrual RSVP cards to mail back to you!
I hope this was helpful to you! Please feel free to shoot me an email with any questions. Also, I'd love to know what you want to hear from me, questions or challenges that you have had during your planning!
Devyn, Emerald Events