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Answered: 3 Common Wedding Website Questions

A wedding website is a nifty place where guests can find the information they need to celebrate your big day with you. Do you need a wedding website? The answer is, “Yes!” 

To avoid sending multiple emails and texts about your wedding, create a website that will answer everyone’s questions. It’s a hub where you can post details about your wedding and provide updates as plans change. Most platforms offer easy-to-use templates and attractive designs to fit any bride’s wedding theme. These websites are easy to build, even for a tech novice. Plus, they are affordable and sometimes even free. 

That’s why every bride should take advantage of this helpful tool. Your guests will thank you, especially if you’re planning a destination wedding in the Smoky Mountains. Today we are answering three common questions about wedding websites: 

What platforms should I use to create a wedding website? 

There are numerous platforms, so we suggest researching to see which best suits your needs. Here are some of the top wedding website platforms: 

Most platforms offer comparable features as well as free and paid options, but here are a few highlights to help you pick one: 

  • Even if you’re super picky, Minted offers a whopping 1,160 design templates! That’s more than any other platform we researched. 
  • Awarded “Best Experience” by, Joy has multiple pros but only one con: the platform offers so many features that it may be overwhelming. Perhaps that’s a pro for some? 
  • One of the most trusted names in the wedding industry is The Knot. The same great service brides have been receiving for years is now found in the company’s wedding website service.
  • If you have the tiniest amount of experience building websites, Wix might be a good choice. Wix is a website-building platform for any business, organization, or individual. This company offers just over two dozen wedding templates. If you can’t find one for your wedding, use Wix to build a custom website with endless options for customization. 

What should I include on my website? 

Your Unique Love Story 

A wedding website is an opportunity to show off your love for each other. Take this opportunity to tell your love story. Your friends and family want to hear about how you met. Tell them about your first date, milestone moments, and the proposal. Sharing these special stories will get others excited about your upcoming nuptials. 

Ability to RSVP 

One of the best features of a wedding website is that it can collect RSVPs. It is still customary to mail formal invitations, but using this functionality will help you when the RSVP deadline arrives. 

Specific Details 

Few things are as embarrassing as arriving at an event dressed in the wrong attire. If your wedding has a specific dress code, your website is a great place to convey that to your guests. The reception menu and beverage information will be helpful to your guests, especially if they have food allergies. Is a special event happening at the same time as your special event? Check the event calendars for Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Then, post that information on your website to inform your guests of impeding traffic during your Smoky Mountain wedding. 

What perks come along with a wedding website? 

If you’re still on the fence regarding wedding websites, here are a few more perks to inspire you:

Correspondence that Complements 

Many platforms offer paper save-the-date cards, invitations, and thank-you notes that match your website’s theme. Once you find the design you like the best, it can inspire you to theme your wedding decor in the same way. Floral and fabric colors that correspond to your website and invitations will impress your guests, and this attention to detail elevates your guests’ entire experience. 

Live Streaming 

Some platforms offer complimentary live streaming! This is a huge asset for individuals who have been invited but cannot make the trip. We love this option because those loved ones can still be a part of your special day, even though they can’t travel to be there with you in person. 

Registry Links 

Your guests want to lavish gifts on you as you embark on this new season of life. Make their lives easier by linking your registries to your wedding website. Plus, having a convenient shopping option for those who can’t make it to the wedding means they’re more likely to shop and ship your gift. 

Some of these platforms go the extra mile to ensure brides have the best experience. One example is the feature of group gifting. This concept allows individuals to contribute funds toward a large gift like a honeymoon fund or a big-ticket item. Imagine that your guests contributed to your honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains and spoiled you with all the funds you need to rent a cabin, relax at a spa, and visit the area’s exciting attractions like Ober Mountain and Titanic. Your honeymoon dreams can come true with this thoughtful function of your wedding website. Find this feature on Zola.

Start Building Your Website Today 

Wedding websites are a relatively new addition to the industry, and it’s okay to forgo this option. However, your website can be a helpful tool not only to keep your guests informed but also to help you as you plan your wedding. Perhaps the best feature of a wedding website is that it can collect mailing addresses for you. As you provide guests’ phone numbers or email addresses, the site will contact them for mailing addresses. Then, you’ll have a convenient resource for mailing your formal invitations. Genius!

We think your wedding website might become your best friend as you plan your wedding.

Ideally, you would want to create your wedding website at the beginning of your planning stage, although there is no wrong time to offer this feature to your guests. In planning a Smoky Mountain wedding, use your website to help your guests connect with accommodations, attractions, and other things they will need while here for your wedding. 

Your guests will be buying gifts, accruing travel expenses, and spending time celebrating you and your fiancé; a wedding website is one way to make their efforts easier. For more wedding planning tips, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for allowing the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association to help plan your big day!


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