Once you've chosen a venue and set the date, the next big task you should cross off your to-do list is creating your wedding website. Not only is this task super important—it puts all of the information about your big day in one easy place for your guests to see—but it's also pretty fun. Before you get carried away with uploading your engagement photos and retelling your proposal story, make sure you understand exactly what information needs to be included on your final website.
The Basic Wedding Information
Your website should hit all the major points you plan to include on your wedding invitations. In addition to listing your wedding date and the venue's name, you should also outline start times for both the ceremony and reception, the RSVP deadline, and your preferred dress code. If you'll offer guests the option of RSVPing online, clear information on how to do so should be included.
Your Wedding Registry
Whether you have one registry or three, make sure to provide links to each so that guests can see all of their gifting options. Even if you'll be including a registry card in your invitations, guests sometimes lose or forget about this information, so this makes it easier for everyone to find it online, too.
Parking and Transportation
If your venue does not allow on-site parking, make sure to explain that on your wedding website. Guests will want to start looking into alternative transportation early if this is the case. Hiring shuttles for guests? Provide all the information about where shuttles will pick up guests, what time they'll run to the wedding, and when they will return at the end of the night. In the event that many of your guests will be traveling for the wedding, it's nice to outline the best airports to fly into.
Your wedding website is the perfect place to let your guests know about any room blocks you've arranged. Provide information about the hotel itself as well as anything guests need to know in order to get your rate when booking. Something as simple as "Please mention the Jones wedding when booking to receive our special rate" will do the trick.
Things to Do Around Town
It's a nice idea to give your guests some information about the area. If you have a few favorite restaurants, bars, or things to do near your wedding venue or hotel block, outline that information for your guests.
A Bridal Party Guide
If you want to share more personal information about the day, it's a nice idea to outline the members of the bridal party. Guests will appreciate knowing who everyone is on the big day. You can also outline who of this group is the best contact for guests to reach out to should they have any questions on the wedding day.