You’re either planning
a wedding at the last minute or years in advance.
A wedding website can provide late-breaking details to
keep your guests informed of all the most recent changes
in your plans. Or it can set the tone for your wedding
early, allowing you to keep on on-line journal that lets
the world in on your wedding experience.
The wedding invitations, reply
cards and envelopes, and reception cards barely fit into
their envelopes. There’s no way you can stuff in
directions and special requests.
Rather than bulk up your invitation envelopes and add
up postage cost, include the address of your wedding website
in your invitation. Then your guests can log on to find
out additional information: where to bring gifts, if you
prefer donations to a certain charity, whether you want
children at your wedding and if childcare will be provided,
and any other special requests. You can also scan in a
copy of your actual wedding invitation and post it on
Your family and friends are clueless.
On your website, you can include information that is either
troublesome or just plain impossible to add to your invitations.
One of the most helpful tips: list where you are registered
and include a link to their site if they have one.
Provide your own directions to the ceremony and reception
site (you can scan in an hand-drawn map) or else link
to a map site so your guests can easily look up directions.
Another interesting idea, especially if you are planning
an outdoors wedding, provide a link to the local weather
forecast so your guests will have an idea of what to expect
Half of the people in your wedding
don’t know each other.
Introduce your families and your wedding party to each
other before they meet in person by posting pictures and
short profiles. When they finally meet in person at the
wedding they’ll already know something about each
Information on paper has a way
Why not put a newsletter online for your wedding party
members that have access to the Internet? You can remind
them of special duties or give tips on attire. How about
those other people that will be helping with the wedding
that may not know what they are supposed to do? They can
log on to your website site to find out when they’re
needed. And the great thing is you can print the site
out and send it to those who don't have access, because
the work is already done for you! You will take a huge
amount of stress off yourself and your wedding party.
You and your fiancé come
from different cultural backgrounds (or it just feels
like you do).
Use this opportunity to explain wedding traditions you
will be incorporating that your guests may not be familiar
with before the big event. Then your wedding day can be
more meaningful for your friends and family and all your
guests will feel involved.
Most of your family members live
out-of-state, cross-country, or internationally.
After the wedding, use the same site to recreate the event
for your family and friends. This is especially nice for
those who couldn't attend the wedding.
Wouldn't it be nice to put it on-line for those who sent
gifts, but couldn't make it? A walk-through of your wedding
is a great way of saying thanks and it brings all your
long-distance family and friends closer to your special
Everyone wants to join you on
Don't stop with a play-by-play of your wedding day. Process
those great honeymoon photos and put them online for the
world to see. No one else gets to go with you, so bring
them the next best thing—pictures that will make
Because it’s fun!
Your wedding is the most spectacular day of your life
and you want everyone else to know. So let them in all
Gets the Groom Involved
One of the best ways to get your groom involved with the
wedding planning is to build a wedding web site together.
It’s a fun way to spend time together… (writing
the text for the pages and scanning pictures) and if your
groom is not “intimately” involved with the
wedding plans – at least he can stay up-to-date
by reading the web site!