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9 Best Wedding Websites to Plan Your Journey to “I Do!”

by Joy Editors
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From securing venue details to travel and accommodation updates, communication is a key element in successful wedding planning. Having a wedding website can definitely reduce stress for everyone, serving as a centralized RSVP tool and information hub between you and your guests. So, which platform has the “best” wedding website?

While that answer will vary from couple to couple, we’ve researched and found several websites that stood out from the rest. Keep reading to learn our top recommendations and why they made the cut.

2024 Top Wedding Websites Comparison

The following nine wedding websites outshined other platforms, having a plethora of wedding planning tools and unique features that personalize every detail leading up to your wedding. Here’s a helpful comparison of their offerings:

Wedding WebsitePrice/Plans# of TemplatesCustom Domain?Registry Creation?
JoyFREE600+Yes, $19 feeYes + integration
The KnotFREE300+Yes, $20 feeYes + integration
ZolaFREE500+Yes, paid separatelyYes + integration
WeddingWireFREE100+Yes, $24 feeYes + integration
MintedFREE1,000+Yes, $15 feeNo
Bliss & Bone$15+/ mo100+Yes, paid separatelyYes, cash only
Appy Couple$99/mo100+Yes, for an additional feeNo, only adds an external link
Riley & Grey$35/mo60+Yes, with a paid planYes
WedSitesFree basic, $99+ for planning tools30+Yes, with a paid planNo, only adds an external link

Joy: Best all-in-one experience

Key features: Mobile app sync, integration with planning tools  

Price: Free

Number of templates: 600+

Registry? Yes!

Why Couples Love it:Considerations:
• Smart RSVP tool for multiple events and guest list management
• Custom save-the-dates and invitations to match wedding websites
• A lot of features to sort through
view of custom wedding website design

Our take:

Not to toot our own horns, but customers give Joy high praise due to the 100% free access! Our platform offers fully customizable templates, down to the coding for advanced designers. Users can also personalize their wedding website to views for specific guests, and create digital or print invitations to match.

Joy also makes it easy for guests to RSVP, find travel information, access schedules, and even integrate rideshare apps. This one-stop shop for all things wedding planning has absolutely zero fees, where you can create and integrate everything with your registry, reserve hotel blocks, and more. Best of all, you can handle all planning directly through our mobile app, from guest list tracking to photo sharing.

The Knot: Best content/information hub 

Key features: Mobile app sync, budget calculator

Price: Free

Number of templates: 300+

Registry? Yes

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Easy to use, wedding information powerhouse
• Social media photo integration
• Information/vendor resource overload
• Sells user information to third parties for marketing purposes
Photo Source: The Knot

Our take:

The Knot is another all-in-one wedding resource hub with everything you need for successful planning, including their seasonal publication. Their website templates are easy to customize, track all happenings, sync your registry, and send reminders to guests. You can even export a third-party or DIY guest list spreadsheet into The Knot’s platform, and it will save all guest information on the website.

Zola: Best e-commerce shopping 

Key features: Integration with planning tools, mobile app sync

Price: Free

Number of templates: 500+

Registry? Yes

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
Super Link feature to collect and save guest contact infoThe Wedding Boutique (online shop) for purchasing essentialsSeating chart managementWedding registry focus, then later added website features
Photo Source:  Zola

Our take:

Zola offers an extensive list of features for nearly every need in wedding planning, including an interactive seating chart organizer for your wedding guests. The website also lets you purchase a custom domain name, integrate your registry, and collect RSVPs and information from guests. In addition to the wedding site and planning tools, its online wedding shop helps you find and purchase nearly all wedding essentials you need.

Key features: Product and vendor search, seating chart manager

Price: Free

Number of templates: 100+

Registry? Yes

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Easy search for vendors, rings, and more products
• Wedding budget calculator 
• Separate invitations (no matching options)
Photo Source: WeddingWire

Our take:

With a directory for wedding vendors and products, WeddingWire is a good place to start your search. It also provides planning tools, including a budget calculator, seating chart manager, wedding hashtag generator, and more. Add a custom domain for $24 and use WeddingWire’s hotel block reservation with special rates for guests.

Minted: Best matching stationery 

Key features: Style quiz, Custom design services

Price: FREE

Number of templates: 1,000+

Registry? No

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
Custom website artwork and stationery designsMembership perksLimited RSVP options
Photo Source: Minted

Our take:

With visually stimulating print designs, Minted is known as the stationery go-to source. The platform has a new video content option to add to its wedding websites, as well as custom URLs for an additional $15. You can request a Minted designer to help create custom stationery designs from scratch and get original artwork for the website starting at $270. 

Minted also has membership perks beyond the wedding, such as design discounts and free shipping on holiday and anniversary gifts. It provides a monogram maker for unique branding and offers free guest addressing to help save time.

Bliss & Bone: Best aesthetic templates 

Key features: Wedding logo and monogram creation, RSVP management

Price: $15/ month | $21/ month

Number of templates: 100+

Registry? Yes

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Personal wedding logo
• Option to build website from scratch
• Registry is only for cash funds, not tangible gifts
• Limited wedding planning tools
Photo Source: Bliss & Bone

Our take:

With Bliss & Bone, you can start customizing a wedding website with a 7-day free trial, then choose from the two subscription plans. The platform includes enhanced RSVP management and private event creation for desired guests. Couples can even set the desired language for each guest. If you’re U.S.-based, Bliss & Bone lets you set up a cash registry and integrate it into your website for a $5 service fee. 

Design-savvy users can take it a step further by building their own website from scratch. BIiss & Bone also has a wedding logo and monogram creator for a branded experience.

Appy Couple: Best guest communication 

Key features: Co-admin setup, media livestream

Price: $99

Number of templates: 100+

Registry? No

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Digital keepsake of wedding memories
• Group RSVP option for families
• No wedding registry, can only include an external link
• Paid service
Photo Source: Appy Couple

Our take:

Appy Couple functions as a personalized app for your wedding guests to use that syncs with your website. It charges $12/month (or $49 per year) but has top-notch guest communication capabilities and photo-sharing options. Guests can upload and share photos on the app in real time during your wedding, which you can live stream on the website. 

There’s a unique family-group RSVP option where any member of the group can RSVP for everyone. It also lets you set language preferences and multiple co-administrators, such as wedding planners, to help with coordination. The app serves as a digital guest book and keepsake of all your memories.

Riley & Grey: Best Design Customization 

Key features: RSVP questionnaire, design-match guide

Price: $35

Number of templates: 60+

Registry? Yes

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Impressive professionally-designed templates
• Free build and customization before deciding to purchase
• Limited planning tools
Photo Source: Riley & Grey

Our take:

Riley & Grey offers unique wedding website templates outside of the general styles. It’s a paid tool, a one-time payment of $35 or membership options of $35/month or $240/year, but it is far more advanced than other platforms in terms of design. Riley & Grey templates are created by graphic designers, with matching print and digital invitations that offer a visually fun way to collect RSVPs and guest information.

WedSites: Best event management 

Key features: Drag-and-drop tools, language translation

Price: Free Basic Plan | $99 Standard Plan | $199 Pro Plan

Number of templates: 30+

Registry? No

Why Couples Love It: Considerations:
• Advanced planning features 
• Preferred language/ translation setup
• No wedding registry, can only include an external link
• Have to pay for planning tools and features
Photo Source:  WedSites

Our take:

This Australian-based platform lets you create and personalize a wedding website from its vast suite of templates. WedSite’s drag-and-drop features make customization easy. It also serves as a dedicated place for your wedding event planning, where you can build your own guest list database, create a wedding checklist, use a budget calculator, and more. 

Send trackable, matching save-the-dates and invitations digitally, as well as add your own RSVP questions to the website to streamline communication with your guests. WedSites does require an upgrade to one of its paid plans for full access to tools and features.

How We Chose Our Top Picks

Many general website builders out there with wedding themes, but their wedding planning tools and services fall short of industry standards. For this reason, we reached our final nine using the following criteria: 

  • Ease of use: The most user-friendly setup process, templates, and features 
  • Reviews & ratings: Most recommended and praised by customers and wedding planners
  • Customization: A variety of wedding template designs and custom domain options
  • Fees: Mostly free to use with reasonable fees for additional features
  • Security: Password-protection option for privacy and guest-only access

Choosing the Best Wedding Website for You

Most wedding platforms with custom websites will have overlapping offerings, so it really boils down to what is most important to individual couples. Here are key factors to look for and include on your wedding website to ensure the platform you choose meets your specific needs.

Customization features 

The functionality and design of available website templates will either add to or reduce time spent on planning. Prioritize those with drag-and-drop features and optimized for mobile use to ensure design isn’t compromised. 

Perks and services

While some websites lack one feature, they may make up for it in other services that you and your partner deem beneficial. Consider any discounts and rewards for using the platform, such as for venue and hotel bookings, and wedding websites offering free, matching save-the-dates and invitations (both digital and print).

Free vs. premium options

If you have a budget for the wedding, weigh your options on what services and tools you’ll need to streamline communication for guests. In some cases, wedding websites that offer the most free features may make more sense.

When budget and personalization are your deal-breakers, Joy’s zero-fee platform can’t be beat. From the universal registry down to guest contributions, there are no additional (or hidden) fees to worry about. Create and integrate your custom wedding website and registry, all using our user-friendly app. With all-in-one planning tools, Joy makes it easy.

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