It’s always nice to keep with tradition by sending invitations in the mail, collecting paper RSVPs and emailing distant guests with information updates, but with the rise of social media in weddings, why not update your wedding with its very own website?

With the ease of a website, guests can RSVP online and you can update your guest list in real time instead of going through mountains of mail. You can also link your website to an online service that creates a seating plan – this way you never have to worry about looking for a paper plan or carrying around a huge binder! You can also link sites to your website to help guide your guests to the perfect wedding gifts.

A website is the perfect place to post pictures, so you can show interested guests your venue choice before the wedding! It’s also a great place to post the menu so guests know what to expect, and you can connect it with Pinterest to keep the rest of your planning ideas organized. This will come in handy when consulting with a wedding planner or with the venue – they’ll be better able to understand your vision for your wedding! For a little extra wedding fun, decorate the website to match your wedding theme and colours.

Your website can make it easy for your guests to contact you about your wedding. All you have to do is connect it with social media and email buttons! Guests will have the chance to contact you if they have any questions, and it will help them start to connect with you on social media by using your hashtag, if you wish to add this to your wedding. They can follow you on your website and social media as you journey through your engagement, your planning, and your big day!

There is so much you can do with your website! You can post your engagement photos, create a blog outlining your experiences with planning and even add a bio of you and your partner or the story of how you met to share with your guests. If you have friends or relatives too far away to attend, you can post photos from the wedding or even have a videographer come in and film the wedding and reception to post to your website so no one misses a moment. If you just can’t wait, you can also choose to include a countdown to the big day or a calendar with all the events that will be taking place, like bridal showers and pre-wedding parties.

A website is a great way to organize and plan your wedding, and it’s accessible from anywhere. It will help keep you on track so planning doesn’t get out of hand, and you can always take it down after the wedding. Lifestyles have grown more hectic and busy, so why not try digital to keep things easy? Enjoy the planning, prep, and organization; this is your day, so make it amazing.

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by Sarah Zoschke

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