What Is The Best Site To Create My Wedding Website?

Having a website for your wedding is a great way to keep guests informed and in the loop about all of your wedding’s details, including itineraries and schedules, venues and locations and more. In this day and age, many couples are opting to have a website, social media accounts and even a hashtag for the big day. It’s a simple way for the bride-and-groom-to-be to stay in contact with their guests in the otherwise hectic process of wedding planning. These are five of the best wedding website options online for the modern couple.

Appy Couple

The website/app combo Appy Couple makes it easy for wedding guests to keep track of all the event details in a sleek app on their smartphones. Create and manage your guest list, including allocating plus-ones on the web editor. Guests can RSVP from the app or website and you can keep track of them via either platform. Include details about each event, including fun things like dress code, playlists and weather, so that your guests will be up to date. There are many photo-related features, including being able to take, edit and share photos in real time within the app. You can also add YouTube or Vimeo links to different sections of your website. There is also an instant messaging platform for users to connect with one another.

The app also includes a few extra fun features, such as a wedding countdown, day-of photo stream, airplay to showcase photos in real-time, a puzzle and a virtual champagne toast to get the party started. Appy Couple offers over 400 beautiful themes to choose from, including being able to select a design based on color palette or wedding style.

Features: Themes, event details, guest photos, travel arrangements, messaging, stories, registries, notifications, RSVPs, custom privacy options, image gallery

Pros:

  • Website and app created in one single process
  • Guests can download app for free
  • Over 400 pretty, modern themes to choose from
  • One-time fee

Cons:

  • No custom domain option available
  • No free trial

Pricing: $35 one-time fee

Appy Couple sample wedding website Appy Couple sample wedding app

 

Wedding Jojo

Wedding Jojo offers a free option to let users get a taste for what they’ll receive if they sign up for a premium account with this wedding website maker. There are 8 different themes to choose from that can be customized to fit your wedding’s color palette. Upload your photos to an image gallery and organize them into separate albums as needed. You can manage RSVPs for each event within the website as well. Travel details and a guestbook are also available sections to include on your website.

The free trial gives you a taste of what having a wedding website on Wedding Jojo would be like. The premium version offers many theme options, unlimited photo storage, a free custom domain, your own blog, a planning kit, password protection and unlimited customer support. A few of the theme options are even designed by Martha Stewart Weddings. Wedding Jojo plans are month to month with no contract, allowing you to cancel at any time.

Features: Themes, event details, guest photos, custom domain, guestbook, travel arrangements, registries, RSVP management, password protection

Pros:

  • Free option gives you an idea of what Wedding Jojo offers
  • Custom domain is included with premium package

Cons:

  • Must pay for premium version to receive any customizable options
  • Page options are limited to the default categories

Pricing: $14.99/month with no contract

Wedding Jojo sample website

 

Wedding Window

Wedding Window offers one of the most comprehensive free wedding website packages out there, with 9 mobile-friendly templates to choose from and up to 14 pages including password protection. There is also a simple RSVP function to accept RSVPs online. Premium accountholders have more theme options that allow you to customize the colors, fonts and images to match your wedding’s overall theme. There is also a guest list RSVP option which allows you to associate guest lists with events so  you can control who RSVPs to which events.

There are 3 different premium packages available to choose from. The Smitten package boosts the number of standard pages to 40 and allows you to create 20 custom pages. It also increases your storage amount to 20 GB and 10 GB of video space (up from 50 MB and 0 MB respectively for the free account). The Smart package includes the Smitten features, but also includes a custom domain and email addresses. The Savvy package includes all of these features and adds a keepsake download and CD for just the cost of shipping and handling.

Features: Themes, event details, media gallery, image library, password protection, countdown, registries, purchasable custom domain, fully customizable themes with premium, RSVP management, custom website pages

Pros:

  • Basic package is free for a year
  • You can create your own website pages outside of the defaults
  • Fully customizable themes

Cons:

  • Pricey

Pricing:

  • Smitten: $69/year or $10.99/month
  • Smart: $89/year – includes hidden copyright, custom domain, email addresses
  • Savvy: $129/2 years – includes hidden copyright, custom domain, email addresses, keepsake download

Wedding Window sample website

 

Wedding Woo

Wedding Woo uses your own image to create a full page background image for your website, bringing the focus solely to you. The simple, clean template designs make it a modern and pretty way to communicate with your guests. You can choose the colors and fonts to match your wedding’s theme and fully tailor the look to suit your personalities. With all the pre-built pages ready for you to personalize, Wedding Woo makes it easy to create your own website.

Included in an account is unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth and reliable hosting. If you purchase your own custom domain, they will help you integrate it with your site. Their user-friendly dashboard makes it clear how to customize and create your own pages and add your own information. You can even preview all your changes live as you make them.

Features: Themes, widgets, event details, wedding checklist, travel arrangements, guestbook, RSVPs, custom domain integration, password protection, unlimited media storage, registries

Pros:

  • Add widgets like a countdown or Soundcloud
  • Easily share Instagram photos on your website
  • Free trial

Cons:

  • Pricey

Pricing: $49/year or $69/2 years

Wedding Woo sample website

 

WedBuddy

Take one of WedBuddy’s beautiful themes and make it your own with font and color options. Add event details, tell your story and keep your guests up to date with email notifications or updates to the website. The gallery feature allows you and your guests to easily upload photos and videos. You can also send out evites for each event and manage RSVPs and your guest list online.

There is a customizable checklist feature that will keep you on track for due dates on your to-do list. Not only can you keep track of what needs to be done before the wedding, but you can delegate tasks on your checklist to your guests, enabling you to collaborate with your friends and family to plan the perfect wedding. WedBuddy offers many different themes and features to suit your needs.

Features: Themes, galleries, event details, updates, registries, evites, RSVPs, guest list, guestbook, travel arrangements, checklist, password protection

Pros:

  • Free 14 day trial
  • Unique themes to choose from
  • Wedding task checklist

Cons:

  • No custom domain option

Pricing: $13/month or $75/year

WedBuddy sample website

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20 Responses

  1. Elena says:

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  2. dentaldeal says:

    It’s simple, yet effective.

  3. Leigh says:

    Take a look at Wedke. It’s very easy to use and the designs look great and work on mobile/tablet too. Full disclosure: This is my company. It is pretty new and I believe we’ve built something really great. There are all the standard features like photo albums and event calendars, plus things like interactive maps and we’re adding more stuff all the time. The main thing is it is super simple to use and the pages look great.

    Try it out for free and feel free to email me personally if you have any issues or comments. We always welcome feedback and always ready to help 🙂

  4. Aubrey says:

    Hi everyone! Another awesome service I came across is Joy. My sister used them for their wedding and it worked out really well. The wedding website was really nice and the app worked really well when we uploaded photos. It was free too. https://withjoy.com/website/

  5. Heather McBreen says:

    I agree with Aubrey this http://withjoy.com is the best option I have seen so far. I cannot believe that they have iOS, Android guest apps, photo collection and storage and even ability to communicate with guests and all of it is free.

  6. Nomie says:

    Please keep in mind that Appy Couple’s fee does NOT include a custom URL. They are very tricky at not mentioning the additional $19.99 fee for that (ilooked all over their FAQ and nothing). Luckily, I emailed and asked before I purchased. Having a custom URL was one of our major requirements and while they allow you to create one, it’s NOT included in the package price. Just an FYI! Happy Planning!

  7. Hello.This article was really remarkable, especially because I was browsing for thoughts on this matter last couple of days.

  8. Sarah Dunlevy-Michaelson says:

    I really, really think Joy is the best free option. It’s beautiful, clean, and elegant. It lets me manage my RSVPs, communicate with my guests, and most importantly (for me and my fiance) it’s the perfect place for our friends and family to connect, share photos, and stay up-to-date on wedding activities. It’s not perfect, as they’re a new company working out some kinks. But I’ve been so very pleased, especially with their level of customer support.

  9. Stacey says:

    Hi,

    We are looking at setting up a wedding website, we are looking at http://sayi.do – it’s free to use, has anyone used before? It does seem to have a better way of adding guests than the other websites mentioned here

  10. Sarah says:

    Like other brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be), I tried a few different websites (The Knot, Wedding Wire, Appy Couple) to see which one was easiest for me to use (I’m not very tech-savvy) and which provided the best experience for my guests. I ended up choosing WithJoy for a number of reasons:

    – The website has a clean look + is easy to use, with clear instructions on completing each section of the website and customizing the different tabs + fields. I never found myself confused, which is a big deal for me since I have literally 0 knowledge of anything tech-related.

    – Like I mentioned above, everything is fully customizable. You don’t have to think about or research what information should be included in your website — WithJoy does that for you with suggested pages and content. But you can add/delete pages as you please.

    – I had full control over what information is public vs. private. I obviously don’t want the whole world to know exactly where and when my wedding is, but I’d like people to be able to view our story and photos without having to log in.

    – The RSVP tool is easy to use. WithJoy allowed me to add customized questions for my guests (i.e. names of plus ones, dietary restrictions, song requests) which makes my life easier when it comes to planning details for the reception.

    – The real reason I chose WithJoy over others — it’s got an amazing app where you can view all of the same info on the website + there’s a photosharing feature, so your guests can all add the photos they take to the app and you can see everything. We used another photo-sharing app for our engagement party and it really helped us compile all the photos people took since not everyone uses hashtags.

    TL;DR WithJoy was our pick since it’s clean, easy to use + comes with a free app with photo-sharing

  11. I think Joy belongs on this list. We’re using it for our wedding and we’ve been really happy so far. The site renders great on a mobile fun and very little time Is needed to get up and running. It’s easy, free, and simple. Plus they have round the clock customer support if you get stuck. I highly recommend it.

  12. Sammy says:

    “One website missing here is Joy (http://withjoy.com). I’m really liking their template. It’s pretty simple, but it’s beautiful. It feels more modern than anything else out there. And it’s free. Hard to beat that.”

  13. Jen says:

    I’m also going to put in a vote for withjoy.com! First off, it’s totally free and doesn’t have annoying ads popping up all over. The design is simple, modern and easy to customize. Love that it easily links to registries, hotel suggestions, and a photo album everyone can contribute to at the wedding. We are having a open house in another state, so it’ll be great to pull together all the pics friends & family contribute through Joy. The RSVP feature seems easy to use and it’s simple to send out announcements or updates. This is especially helpful as our wedding is a bit of a destination and we will be figuring out logistics as we go. Love that we can easily notify guests of any “good to knows” or other fun things! Love Joy! And it’s just fun to tell guests about our “joy” website. It is a day of great joy!!

  14. Barbara Coveney says:

    We used a website called OurBigDayInfo Wedding Sites. One of their features which we really loved was their ‘RSVP Reports’. Each week you receive (via email) a spreadsheet of all RSVPs submitted. It was a useful for getting a bird’s eye view of who is going, what their contact number/email is etc. Their customer service is also super and they great at helping get your RSVP form setup with your own questions (we collected our guest’s wedding meals on our RSVP). Their setup was pretty simple too. They do a once off payment – but you get a lot for it. They are at http://www.ourbigdayinfo.com Good luck! Babs xo

  15. Good write-up. I certainly like this site . Stick with it!

  16. Moses Ton says:

    Good write-up. I surely appreciate this website. Continue the good work!

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  18. Fiona says:

    We used http://www.weddingpixie.com for our wedding, easy to set up which was good as I’m not very techy! Their designs aren’t cheesy either as we found a lot of websites have cheesy designs.

  19. Kate says:

    We used http://cordially.co to create our wedding website. It is very personal – each guest gets their own website with their names on it. Easy to make people respond to RSVP and design is not boring.

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