by Emily Rochotte
In a digital age where information is at our fingertips, it makes sense that a couple’s wedding details should be at guests’ beck and call. From invitations to wedding websites, the wedding planning process is making continuous moves to the internet.
A wedding website is a must-have for couples. There are several wedding resources that host their own website builders, or you can build your own from scratch. It’s a great resource for guests during every step of their own planning process. Include the following information that will be helpful to guests
- Event dates, times, and locations – Whether you are hosting the wedding and reception at the same location, or have an itinerary of events lined up for the weekend, having all the details on your website is a must. This is an especially important reference in case guests forget to pack their wedding invite and don’t know where to go. It will also save you the headache of getting tons of “What’s the address?” texts the day of your wedding.
- Dress code – One of the greatest stresses wedding guests face is figuring out what to wear to the wedding. Everyone’s definition of “formal,” “semi-formal,” and “casual” vary, so be sure to spell out the dress code in as much detail as possible.
- Hotel blocks – If you reserved a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests, include all the reservation details on your site.
- Wedding Registry – Guests will already be heading to the web to online shop your registry, so make it easy and convenient for them by including links to where you registered.
Don’t want to publicly share private details of your wedding for everyone to see? Include a passcode with your wedding invitation that guests will need to access your wedding website.
Take your digital wedding planning one step further. Skip the snail mail invites and send guests a digital invitation. This not only significantly cuts print and mailing costs, but also makes the turnaround time quick and effective. Forget what you know about basic evites, the online wedding invitation market is growing, and classy, elegant invitation options are widely available. Not only does it make the sending process easier, but it simplifies the RSVP process for both you and the guests, with instant responses and no chance of responses getting lost in the mail.