Why wedding websites are the next big thing?
Go onto almost any wedding planner’s website right now and you will find that they offer a wedding website service. Couples spend many hours and thousands of rands on arranging their wedding. This includes hiring a wedding planner, venue costs, organising the party, choosing songs, finding a photographer, making and sending invites and so on. It costs a lot and takes up an exorbitant amount of time. However, technology has finally caught up with the wedding industry to make things easier.
Wedding websites or “wedsites” are web pages that become a bride and groom’s best friend in helping the process of planning their wedding day. A wedding website is a hub for information and you can include as much detail as you wish. It is a place where you can communicate information, consolidate your planning, and keep forever as a memory. A wedding website suits you.
What a wedding website can offer you
Wedding websites have improved wedding planning tenfold. They allow for easy access to information for the wedding couple and guests. Best of all, it is all in one place (and online) making it easily accessible on the go and easy to share. Your website can be used to tell your special story. It can also relay important details and updates, collate RSVP’s, incorporate a gift registry, wedding song ideas and photographs from the big day. It can be whatever you want it to. But most of all it allows you to spend less time on planning and more time on enjoying and preparing yourself for the big day. This is why a wedding website should be on your wedding checklist of must-haves for your special day.
Tell your story and personalise it
A wedding website is an opportunity for you to tell your story. You can tell the touching story of how you met your significant other. Or how the proposal happened, and how you are getting ready to tie the knot. You can include a beautiful interactive story which shares your love through pictures and slideshows. This will allow you to celebrate your love and create a buzz. You also have the opportunity to completely personalise your website as you can choose from a range of wedding themes to find the one that suits your style as a couple and sets the tone for your wedding. (View our wedding website demos here)
Important details and updates
A wedding website is made to make your life easier. You can post all of the important information for your wedding day in one online, easy to find place. No more fielding last minute calls from guests who have misplaced their invitations. All of the key information such as date, venue, dress-code, and reception details as well as additional helpful hints.
For example accommodation in the nearby vicinity can be placed in one central easy to find page. You can even add a personal touch by making it interactive with maps to the venue and nearby hotels.
A further benefit is that if you have a last minute change (say due to freak weather you weren’t expecting) you can avoid the 100 phone calls needed to ensure everyone knows about the change in plans by simply sending out a single announcement that will be sent to all of your guests. This makes it a breeze to keep your guests up to date on this easy to use platform.
Wedding Invitations & RSVP
With a website, you can manage your wedding invitations, guest information, and RSVPs in a single space. The world is moving online and so should your wedding. You can send your beautifully designed custom e-invites to your guests and incorporate a page for them to RSVP. Your guest can respond with their plus one information and dietary requirements giving you all the information you need for catering and planning in one place. Now you can simply send this information to the venue, plan your seating chart online, and inform the caterer accurately of special requirements. Further, this feature actually saves you money as printing and mailing costs become a thing of the past and you do your bit to save paper. It also prevents pesky incidents of invites getting “lost” in the mail.
No one likes getting useless gifts or three of the same Carrol Boyes serving spoons. The solution to this is not revolutionary as it is common for the happy couple to get a gift registry for their wedding. A wedding website, however makes this even simpler for you and your guests. Your “wedsite” will allow you to have links to the various stores or online stores where you have created a gift registry. This makes it child’s play for your guests to find the correct shade of blue you wanted for your lampshades. or even shop for your gift online saving them time and preventing you from receiving an unwanted gift.
Save You Time and Money
By getting a website made you won’t be spending money on designing, printing and mailing invites out to your wedding guests. If you opt for a wedding planner, you will need less time with them as you can sort out many things independently. You can also save a lot of time (and stress) on being able to communicate with the entire list of guests via one central platform rather than having to get in contact with each guest independently and still making them feel special.
An e-wedding website will reduce your carbon footprint. You will save paper from using online save the dates, invites, and RSVP’s. You will be able to post your wedding photos on your website instead of printing and sending them to your guests or making CDs.
A picture paints a thousand words. Try as you may, your actual wedding and celebration will at most span about 24 hours. This is why most, if not all, couples hire a wedding photographer to capture their special day. A “wedsite” can help preserve your wedding. If you decide to keep your website for after the wedding you can upload all of your pictures and make them available to your guests for high quality download. You can also upload videos and allow you and your friends and family to fondly look back the memories you have made and create an online guest book that everyone gets to add a few words to.
Most couples struggle to find enough or the right songs to add to their wedding playlist. You have enough stress on your hands trying to find the perfect dress, choosing your cake flavours and deciding on the menu and champagne. The last thing you need is to worry that your guests won’t enjoy the playlist you have chosen or that was left to your amatuer DJ uncle to compile. A great way to overcome this is to get each guest to submit a song when they RSVP.
Woww is proud to offer this service for soon-to-be-wed couples. You can choose how long you would like your website to be active for and personalise it to make it a representation of the love of you and your significant other.