There are a few things to note before we get started with this Joy sample site. First, all of the page names are editable! If “Welcome” isn’t your style, then go for “Bienvenue.” You can also change the order, so you can put the most important information up front. Lastly, all the pages are optional. If you want to skip the Love Story or the Registry, no harm no foul. You can customize your Joy wedding website so that it reflects you, your partner, and your event. It’s super simple to navigate these options from your Dashboard and from the Security & Settings page.
And on that note: onto the Joy wedding website example!
The Welcome Page
The Welcome Page is the first thing guests will see when they enter your Joy wedding website address, which by the way, is on the Joy domain: withjoy.com. Your wedding website, unless you purchase a custom domain, will be withjoy.com/jacklovesjill—or whatever you decide. Many couples use their names, while others opt for something a bit more creative.
The Schedule is obviously one of the most important features. As you can see, you can include information like the time of the event, a title, the address, a brief description, and the dress code (if appropriate). We also have a nifty Google Maps integration, making it super simple for your guests to get a birds eye view of the venue.
We’ve found that one of the most rewarded parts of creating your Joy wedding website is working on the Love Story as a couple. We suggest making a date night out of it! Grab a bottle of wine (or your beverage of choice), put on your favorite music, and write your Love Story together! It’s a great way to reconnect, especially during the busyness of wedding planning.
Moments is really one of Joy’s core features. It’s a place for you to display photos of you and your partner. It’s fun to include photos from early on in your relationship, from your proposal, or even your engagement photos. The photos you upload from the website go into “Our Photos,” while the photos your guests upload at the event go into “Event Photos.” One fun Moments feature is the Live Slideshow. It’s a great ways to showcase your photos during your reception!
Travel & Lodging
It’s most likely that at least some of your guests are coming in from out of town. The Travel & Lodging section is a great place to share important travel details, like how to book your hotel block or when the shuttle is leaving from the hotel to the wedding venue. You can also include lists or highlights of your favorite local spots for your guests to enjoy while they’re in town.
You can use the Q&A section to share important information that might not fit other places on your Joy wedding website. It’s also a great way to provide clarification. Are you having a kid-friendly wedding? The Q&A is the perfect way to deliver that kind of information to your guests.
You can showcase any registry with Joy. Whether you’re using Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, or something a bit more obscure—we pull in the logos and link directly to your registry pages. Add as many or as few as you’d like! Bonus: If your guests download the app, those last minute Sallys can even order en route to your wedding ceremony.
But wait, there’s more! If you haven’t seen it already, we feature a Joy wedding website example on our homepage. You can check out Amy and Dave’s wedding, and see how a Joy wedding website looks IRL. On their page you’ll see an additional page, The Wedding Party. (Chris and Cali aren’t having a wedding party—so they’re a good example of how you can use Joy in the way that makes the most sense for your wedding!)
The Wedding Party
The Wedding Party page is a great way to introduce your guests to your wedding party. You can share little stories about how you met or why they’re important people in your lives. This is also a good place to include your officiant or your flower girl and ring bearer. We’ve also seen couples get really creative with this page. Couples who don’t have a wedding party have used the Wedding Party page to share more info about their venues—especially if they’re doing a destination wedding.
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Did you Joy wedding website example convince you? If yes, start your free wedding website today! If not, we want to know why! What features are we missing? What could make our product better? We’re sad to see you move on, but in our ongoing quest to create the best wedding website ever, we’d greatly appreciate your feedback! Share your thoughts in the comments below.