Thrifty DIY Wedding, Part Three: Wedding Website
When planning our wedding, we wanted to find a fast an easy way for our guests to get all the information they needed for the big day. Ideally, all the questions could be answered in one place. Bring on the
As much as we wanted everyone we invited to attend our wedding, we didn't want the event to be public knowledge. So how do we keep it private? Find a way to get it password protected. Luckily, I already had a couple of years of experience with Weebly. Weebly offers free personal and business websites with a tons of tools that make website design super easy. They also have tutorials for the more advanced work.
What we really liked was the option to make the website password protected. With the invitation that was mailed, we included a note card directing everyone to our website and providing the password to be able to view it.
We created six pages on the site:
Home page: Provided the same information on the wedding invitation, as well as a link to a short story about us.
R.S.V.P: A short form for guests to fill out, indicating if they would attend/not attend
Registry: A link to our registry (in this case, Target registry. We had already been living together for a year, so there wasn't much that we needed).
Map: A big must! Especially for all the out-of-towners.
Meet the Bridal Party: Because they deserve the recognition! They helped us put the whole party together!
F.A.Q.: A list of the most common questions for the wedding. It is a great reference point, so that our guests knew what to expect and to prepare accordingly.
Weebly made it super easy to keep everyone informed. Plus, if anything unexpected would happen that required a major change (knock on wood), a website is a quick an efficient way to inform everyone invited!
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