After spending time creating a gorgeous and well-organized wedding website, you want to ensure your guests actually see it. While many couples are tempted to shout their URL from the rooftops, there’s actually a special protocol for how and with whom to share the information. You’ll also want to confirm certain elements are set before sending out that special link.
The following 10 tips will help ensure that your wedding website is shared in a classy manner, all guests are inspired to peruse the site, and no one’s feelings are hurt along the way.
1. Create a Simple URL
While you might be inclined to create a clever URL for your wedding website, it’s best to stick to something simple like “AmyAndAdam” or “AdamLovesAmy.” This way, guests can easily remember where to go even if they can’t find the card or email that included the URL.
2. Activate the RSVP Page
Before you tell anyone about your wedding website, ensure your digital RSVP page is activated so guests have no issues when marking their attendance plans.
You’ll also want to ensure you’ve determined which guests can RSVP for a plus one and set any questions you want guests to answer. For example, you can ask questions about dietary preferences if a guest is bringing a plus one, song requests, and anything else you think would be helpful.
3. Mention Your Wedding Website on Save the Dates
Whether you’re sending digital or paper save the dates, both are informal enough for you to include your wedding website URL directly on the card.
This is an ideal correspondence to include the link, as it gives guests ample time to peruse the specifics of your wedding events, offers access travel information if it’s a destination wedding or they live out of town, and builds anticipation for your upcoming nuptials by reading your love story.
4. Include Your Wedding Website on Wedding Invitations
If you’re sending digital wedding invitations, most templates include a space for your wedding website link. However, for more formal paper invites, etiquette commonly dictates that you don’t include the link on the invite. Instead, you should add an insert that provides the link.
5. Tell Guests Where to RSVP
Ensure guests know how to RSVP by including a note on your invitations informing them to go to your wedding website to RSVP. This can help prevent receiving a flood of correspondence from confused guests.
6. Share Your Wedding Website at the Engagement Party
If you’re an early bird with creating your wedding website, and you’re planning to have an engagement party with loved ones, feel free to include the link on the party invitation. You can also create a sign for the engagement party itself, inviting guests to check out the site for all the wedding details and including the link.
7. Get Your Wedding Party Involved
Motivate your wedding party to go to your wedding website by creating a page that includes their photos, names, wedding titles, and a short story about how you and/or your fiancé know them. (Extra points for a funny story!)
8. Link to Your Wedding Registry
Guests will likely want to explore your wedding registry, so let them know they can easily access it through your wedding website. This feature is especially helpful if you have multiple registries, as you can link to all of them on one page.
Once guests go to your wedding website to view the registry, they will likely explore additional pages that provide FAQs, a wedding date reminder, and other information they’ll need for your big day.
9. Ensure Destination Wedding Guests Use Your Wedding Website
If you’re hosting a destination wedding, a wedding website can provide all the travel information your guests need in one place. Encourage guests to peruse your wedding website by reminding them it’s where they’ll find travel requirements, lodging recommendations and discount codes, airport info, transportation suggestions, and general travel tips for the area.
10. Avoid Sharing Your Wedding Website on Social Media
As tempting as it can be to share your beautiful wedding website on social media, this action can quickly lead to confusion and hurt feelings when acquaintances who aren’t invited guests end up seeing the site. So it’s wise to send the link strictly to those on the guest list.
Wondering how to phrase the announcement of your wedding website? Here are some wording examples to get you started.
- “Go to our website for RSVP details and more information about our wedding events: [insert link].”
- “Get all the details about our big day here: [insert link].”
- “Explore all the details at [insert link].”
- “For more information about the wedding, travel, registry, and more, check out our website: [insert link].”
- “Visit our wedding website: [insert link].”
- “Go here for directions, accommodations, and other details: [insert link].”
- “Discover our love story, engagement photos, registry, and more at our website: [insert link].”