Will I have to become a web guru?
Don't worry, it doesn't mean you have to re-train as a web developer in order to create a professional looking website. There are numerous companies out there that can do all (well most) of the hard work for you.
Companies will usually have pre-designed templates available which you can choose from. the designs can often be customised to suit your theme, destination or personal style. You then just need to add your own wording and photos and then share the link to your new website with whoever you choose. The amount of customisation available can depend on the package and company you choose but there are some very good affordable (or even free) ones available.
Are Wedding Websites just for Destination Weddings?
Certainly not but I am finding that setting up a personal website is becoming increasingly popular especially for couples getting married overseas. They enable you to share additional information about your wedding with guests and many even have the option of an online guest book so your guests can leave comments in the run up to your big day and after the event.
Sharing photos both before and after the wedding is always popular and you'll find a personal wedding website the perfect place for these. A website also has the added bonus of enabling you to share information and photos of your big day with any guests who aren't able to attend the actual wedding itself, you can make sure they don't miss out on plans by keeping them up to date on the website.
I don't think wedding sites were available when I got married in 2002 or if they were I didn't find any but after a number of customers asked me to recommend which site they should use I started to look into the selection available. There are numerous types around but the company I recommend has to be Wedding Window so click on the picture above or below to be taken to their website (link will open in a new window).
Why I like Wedding Window sites
I feel the templates and customisation options they have available are excellent and the cost is also very reasonable. Setting up a website for your wedding is very straightforward and you don't need to have any HTML (website coding) knowledge in order to create a very professional looking website. The Wedding Window site also gives you the facility of having an online RSVP option which is really useful for weddings abroad or at home.
If you're still not sure if Wedding Websites are right for you or you'd like to see examples of what other couples have included on their sites please contact me. Although I don't design or create websites myself I can help you customise the theme so it's in keeping with any other stationery items you order.
WeddingWindow.com offer a huge range of templates you can customise to achieve the right look for your wedding.