Whenever I’m invited to a wedding one of the first things I look for is the couples wedding website. Something that might not initially seem important wedding websites are extremely helpful for out of town guests. I really appreciate whenever a wedding I have been invited to has taken the time to build out some content to help me find my way around an unusual city.
There are an abundance of website options, both free and paid but a few of my personal favorites are:
The Knot – Free
With hundreds of designs the Knot one of the perfect places to start building a wedding website. For someone who is not web savvy their options are beautiful and easy to use. The downside I found on the Knot’s website builder was that while much of the sites were customizable they all felt somewhat similar in layout and style.
Riley and Grey – $35 per month
The most expensive option I looked at, Riley & Grey has a variety of stunning and high end options that can be personalized by nearly anyone. Since they are so pricey it is a nice option that they allow you to build the entire site before making your first payment. Their websites allow users to personalize the site with a URL of their choice. While beautiful, I personally had a hard time justifying the expense when there are so many lower cost options available.
Minted & MyWedding – Free-ish
For couples who want to create a ‘brand’ [see my last post for more wedding branding tips] this partnership between Minted & MyWedding is a wonderful way to use imagery and fonts from your stationery on your wedding website. Technically this option is free, but purchasing invitations or save the dates from Minted does come at a cost.
Wix – Free
Not intended for building a wedding website, I love the features and ease of use provided by Wix. Typically Wix provides free / low cost websites for businesses but I love their options and styling and decided to use their free tool for building out our website. For a small fee I could have selected a customized URL but I didn’t feel that was necessary to get the point across. I love not being ‘boxed’ into a template and that all of Wix’s features are also mobile friendly.
What are your thoughts on wedding websites? Are you building one or have you used one to attend a wedding? What tools are your favorites?