5 Things You Need to Include on Your Wedding Website 

When we think of the lead-up to our wedding, we picture those romantic, euphoric moments. Revealing the dress to the watery eyes of your bridal party, finding the idyllic setting to adorn in fairy lights, and tasting the various blends of grapes to pick the perfect bottle. These are the heartwarming scenes we envision, pushing the head-frazzling admin to one side. However, these more tedious, taxing tasks are still a necessary part of the wedding planning process. We’re talking about the cut-throat invite list, the back-and-forth emails, and the small yet mighty details.

There’s no denying it’s burdensome work, but fear not. The expert team over at Say I Do are here to help you conquer your big day with customised wedding websites. A seamless way to plan and organise your day, wedding websites simplify the entire process, taking some of that stress off your shoulders. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 essential things to include on your wedding website to lighten your workload. 

1. A Checklist 

Feeling overwhelmed already? Instead of diving head-first into the abundance of decisions to be made, straighten out your thoughts with a wedding checklist. Better yet, take advantage of Say I Do’s personal checklist feature. All you have to do is set the date (or even the rough time frame, if you haven’t gotten that far yet). Say I Do will handle the rest, providing you with a free wedding planning checklist that’s personalised for your big day. One by one, you can tick off each decision that’s been agreed on- things like the budget, the venue, the photographer- the list goes on. 

2. The Event Schedule 

Next up, is the event schedule. Your guests need to know the plan of action! On your customised website, you can add the location details, taxi details, and even attire details, so there’s no excuse for anyone to dare to wear white. With Say I Do’s private event feature, you can also add private events that will only be shown to those who are invited to them. 

3. A Digital RSVP 

Save money, time, and a whole lot of paper by using your website to invite your nearest and dearest. Say I Do offer Digital RSVPs that can be made by adding your guests manually or uploading your list from a spreadsheet. Through this, your future guests can RSVP on your website in a matter of minutes from their phone or computer. If that’s all a bit too technologically advanced for the more elderly of the group, you can RSVP on their behalf, and perhaps send them a traditional paper invite as an exception. Take advantage of the gorgeous Save The Date, Invitation and RSVP Reminder templates, or create your own from scratch, matching with all of your other wedding stationery for a beautifully consistent theme. At the tap of a button, you’re done! Say I Do handle all of the sending and route all replies back to you. 

4. A Form that Collects the Details 

Don’t waste time trying in vain to gather each guest’s details through emails, messages or worse, phone calls. Instead, add a form to the RSVP! Say I Do’s built-in digital RSVP includes a beautifully-themed form that collects all the preferences and additional info necessary. Ask your guests their dietary requirements, song requests, expected time of arrival- whatever info you might need! The best part? Guests can only add a plus one when you choose, helping you to avoid any awkward conversations. 

5. Wedding Party Details 

Last but not least, your final guest list will likely be a medley of people from different eras of your life, from an old university housemate to a work colleague whose friendship transcended the office. The point is, that many guests may not be familiar with your nearest and dearest, so add some details of “the ones to know” on your website. For example, include a photo of the maid of honour and best man with a short caption to describe them. This is a charming way to introduce your party to your guests and help them to recognise a few faces when it comes to the big day. 

In conclusion, the lead-up to your wedding, as exciting as it may be, can be demanding of your time and energy. Make the process a little less daunting with seamless, online planning. With these five essential features included on your website, you’ll be smooth sailing towards your big day in no time.

Josie Wilkins

Josie is a Journalism graduate from Galway, Ireland. In her free time, she writes for her blog, Naturally Fuelled (@josiewilkins on instagram). When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing the one song she knows on the piano, 'I Giorni', saving the postman from her aggressive Shorkie, and defending brussels sprouts as an all-year-round snack!