Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wedding Websites

Today's wedding guest has quite a few logistical details to remember in order to attend a wedding, especially if he is traveling to the event. Naturally it's the responsibility of the bride and groom to organize these details and communicate them to their guests. There are a number of ways to do this - word of mouth, inserts with the save-the-date or formal invitation, a wedding website. Because of the varying ages of guests and the differences in your relationships with them, the best way to ensure that everyone is covered is to employ all three methods. But the use of a wedding website is the easiest way to communicate up-to-the-moment logistical details to your guests.

Obviously, right? But you would be surprised how many couples don't use one! They are easy to set up, often free and, when kept up-to-date, a great resource for your guests.

Here are just a couple of the providers that I suggest:

  • Templates designed by some of your favorite stationers - Minted, Papeterie and Wedding Paper Divas - to coordinate with some of their popular invitation designs
  • Unlimited space for picture uploads
  • 100% free (it's rare to hear that when planning a wedding...)

My favorite template is Dandelion by Papeterie.

  • Free web sites are available. Upgrades (from $4.95/month) allow you to create your own domain name, such as or add extra space for uploads.
  • Password Protection available.
  • A Downloads page allows you to upload documents for your guests to download and print, such as maps and directions.

I'm working with a couple using the Vintage template, which is super fun and playful.

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