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As us millennials start getting engaged and married, it’s more important now than ever to have our wedding planning, rsvp’s, etc. at your fingertips. That stays the same for our guests as well! Wedding websites are the perfect way for your family and friends to access all things you and your fiancé in one easy place. This is where you want to house your favorite engagement pictures, your “how he asked” story, travel and registry information, background on your bridal party, the schedule, and even a RSVP portal. With so many options out there, we narrowed it down to our all-time favorites:
Photo Credit: Nessa K Photography
The Knot is often your one-stop shop for wedding planning. From finding your band or DJ to inviting your guests The Knot has you covered. It’s easy to use interface allows you to send out invitations (DIY), obsess over the perfect honeymoon destination, and check off everything in your registry all from one easy log on. One drawback of the Knot is it is very up to date with trends and styles. If you are wanting something with a more rustic touch, this may not be the place for you. Additionally, its themes are generic, without a large amount of customizable options.
Website Website: The Knot
Wedding Wire is a great free website creator that looks amazing on mobile and allows all of your guests to post photos to your custom website. While they have tons of themes, some could definitely use an update. One of the things I also like to do in my spare time is check all of the latest weddings on their website for some amazing decoration and theme inspiration!
If you want a super mobile friendly wedding website then Joy is the way to go! This completely free website builder has been optimized for mobile, but the web interface is beautiful as well. It is one of the few web design sites that allows for importing your own Excel files, a huge plus for all of us list lovers. But Free, Free, Free and actually the one I ended up choosing for myself!
Website Website: Joy
Wix is a general website creator, much like Squarespace. The opportunities are endless but can be somewhat overwhelming. If you want to create your unique and personalized website, then Wix will give you all of the tools to pull that off. While it may seem daunting, Wix offers so many tips and trick, along with a great support staff to help you along. That being said, if you want an easy to use theme Wix may not be the right palace for you.
Wedding Website: Wix Weddings
Minted is a great website if you want to bring a unified viewpoint and style to your wedding website and stationery. Themes available for the Minted website look great on save the dates and invitations. Also, their premium level of service is just a one time fee, so no more annoying monthly payments!
Wedding Website: Minted
Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding featured in a Magazine? MyWedding will do just that! With a printed copy on newsstands every month, the best weddings always have a chance at making it big, you could be next!! The tools used to build their wedding sites are adequate, and the themes are somewhat dated, but many can’t pass up the opportunity to be seen by millions across America.
The pun on the rest of your life is happy to help you construct the wedding website of your dreams. With a one time payment (always nice to avoid hidden monthly fees) you have access to a myriad of design choices to create in a user-friendly fashion. The flexibility of the themes does have some drawbacks nonetheless. If you are not carefully and plan out your website design, in the beginning, you may find yourself forced to double the work and fix design issues as your big day approaches.
Wedding Website: Appy Couple
Do you have that long lost aunt breathing down your neck for wedding information 5 minutes after you told your family you were engaged? Is a destination wedding or elopement more your style? Then Luvbirds may be just right for you! With the ability to go live in less than 60 seconds, you can get all your information out in no time. The ease of use is amazing, but Luvbirds does lack any choice in themes or styles to customize your wedding website.
Photo Credit: Craig & Eva Sanders
Riley & Grey
One of the more expensive options that we found, Riley & Grey is the new kid on the block. You know that feeling when you walk into the new modern art gallery that opened up down the street (let’s be real everyone is there for the free snacks), and you actually love all the art. That’s basically Riley & Grey, with new, unique, edgy themes it showcases itself as a trendsetter in the world of wedding website design.
Website Credit: Riley & Grey
Which wedding website did you end up using and why?