READ WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT MINTED'S WEDDING WEBSITES:
"Designs are way better than any other website I've looked at." – Florida customer
"The entire process, from save the dates with my own photo, to the wedding website, to invitations, and soon to be thank you notes, was incredibly easy, quick, and excellent quality." – Washington customer
"I designed my wedding website with ease." – South Carolina customer
"I love that you can coordinate your wedding website with your invitations!" – New Jersey customer
"The website helped keep me organized throughout the planning process, especially with RSVPs. I have heard from guests how easy it was to rsvp through the website. Thank you for helping to simplify my wedding needs and I already have been recommending you to future brides and grooms." – Pennsylvania customer
Free Wedding Websites With a Personalized Look and Feel
A wedding website is the perfect way to make sure your guests can easily find all the important details about your wedding celebration in one place. Because 2021 has been such a challenging year to plan for a wedding, it’s more important than ever that the wedding couple have the right tools to coveny ever-changing information to their guests. Minted's free wedding websites include features like online RSVPs (which can be reset should your wedding date change), maps and directions, gift registry, and an address collection tool that makes gathering guests' mailing addresses quick and easy. Plus, we'll save your guests’ info and RSVPs, and use them to address your envelopes for save the dates, invitations, and more—at no extra cost. Upgrade to a premium wedding website to customize your wedding website URL, create custom pages, password protect your website, add a photo gallery, and more. You can also work with a dedicated Minted designer or our Design Services Team to create a completely custom wedding website from scratch.
Wedding Websites Made to Match Your Invitations
Each of Minted's free wedding website templates feature matching designs for invitations, day-of decor, and more so you have a consistent style on your website and your wedding stationery. Each website design is available in multiple layout options so you can choose the theme, colors, and layout that suits your wedding style. Learn more about some of the wedding looks and trends we are seeing in 2021.
What to Include on Your Wedding Website
Your wedding website is a convenient way to give guests easy access to all the information they need about where and when your wedding will be. Other key details like the dress code, travel information, and accommodations, are also great to include so that your guests have everything they need in one location. Not sure what to put on your wedding website? We have a detailed post outlining the key elements. Below we also have a rundown of everything you'll need.
1. Welcome message and photo
Share a favorite photo (or two!) of yourselves and let guests know how excited you are to celebrate with them.
2. Wedding details
Be sure these important wedding details are prominently displayed on the main page so guests won't miss it.
Believe it or not, your family members may or may not know how to spell your partner's name and vice versa, so be sure your names are clearly displayed on your wedding website in an easy-to-read font.
This is probably the most important detail guests will be looking for, so you'll want the wedding date prominently listed on the main page.
Don’t forget to include the time of the wedding. It might also be helpful to list the ceremony start time and reception start time, especially if there is a break in between events.
Include addresses for your ceremony and reception venues, if they're being held in different locations. It's also a good idea to list the city and state of your wedding for any out-of-town guests who might be looking for those details.
3. Schedule of events
Share details on all of your wedding-weekend events: pre-wedding festivities (perhaps a welcome dinner or welcome drinks), day-of (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after party), and post-wedding (morning-after brunch, farewell luncheon, etc.). However, only list the wedding events that are open to all guests to avoid any unexpected drop-ins. You'll want to include location names, addresses, and start times for each event, along with any appropriate dress codes, if necessary.
4. Travel information and accomodations
Provide helpful details about the area so guests don't have to do a lot of travel legwork. Supply them with hotel suggestions and any negotiated hotel room rates. Include a list of local airports, train stations, and car rental companies. You may also want to give maps and driving directions or details on transportation to and from the ceremony and/or reception. Some brides even supply public transportation information including car services, like Uber and Lyft, and wedding venue parking details.
5. Online RSVPs
If you prefer the ease of online RSVPs instead of traditional snail-mail reply cards, choose a wedding website template with built-in online RSVP management. If your wedding date changes, you can simply reset all your guest responses.
6. Contact information
Guests may want to reach out to you with congratulations or to ask questions, so be sure to supply them with the proper contact information. We suggest creating a separate email address to use for communicating with wedding vendors, then sharing that email address with your guests. That way, all your wedding-related queries will be in one place.
It's helpful to have a catch-all section with answers to any questions about the wedding your guests might have. This is the place to give dress-code suggestions, notes about the local weather, venue accessibility/terrain details, let guests know if children are invited, offer a gentle reminder of the RSVP deadline, inform them of your wedding hashtag, as well as any other information your guests may need to know ahead of time.
8. Your "how we met" story
Some of your friends and family members may not have heard the story of how you met, so include a section of your wedding website that recounts your love story as well as the marriage proposal.
9. The wedding party
Share a little about your wedding attendants with a photo and brief bio for each person describing how you know them. This way, guests can get to know your wedding-party VIPs before the big day and this might help put a face to a name on the day of.
10. Gift registry
Listing registry information on your wedding invitation is not advised by etiquette experts, so include it on your wedding website, instead. Provide links directly to the online stores so guests can access them easily and purchase their gifts.
11. Sightseeing suggestions
Many of your guests will use your wedding as an excuse for a getaway, so provide them with a list of suggested sightseeing attractions and favorite local spots, like your go-to diner for pancakes and your favorite coffee shop. You could even offer suggestions for guests' getting-ready prep, like recommended salons for manicures and blowouts.
12. Photo gallery
Share some favorite pictures of the two of you throughout the years (but don't go overboard!). Include a few from the early days of your relationship (your guests will get a kick out of a little trip down memory lane), as well as a couple of favorites from your engagement photo shoot, if you did that. You could also include a few photos of your wedding venue to help guests get a feel for the overall vibe of the location.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUILDING A WEDDING WEBSITE:
Why Should I Make a Wedding Website?
A save the date card breaks the big news. A mailed invitation supplies basic info about location, date, and time. In between, your wedding guests will have a lot of questions. Why make a wedding website? To fill in all the details about you as a couple, your bridal party, the dress code for your event, and more. Your personal site is a hub of information that keeps guests up to date on any changes during the planning process while generating excitement for your big day.
When Do I Create a Wedding Website?
Our tip is to create your custom site as soon as you’ve got a date firmed up. The earlier you get started, the easier it will be to add details later and disseminate them to your invitees. Creating this hub early will keep both you and your guests organized.
How Do I Make a Wedding Website?
You do not need to be a computer programmer or code-writing genius to create a professional-looking couple’s website. There are plenty of free wedding websites available with guides and templates that simplify the process. The best include easy steps for adjusting the theme and look, with options for upgrades like a photo gallery and custom URL. The goal is to craft a cohesive experience for your guests that begins with the save the date cards and continues through your reception and thank you notes.
How Do I Write Our Love Story?
You don't need to be a novelist to know how to write your love story for your site. Keep it brief (three paragraphs max), keep it light, and have fun with it. Describe how you met, how you knew each other were the one, what qualities you admire about each other, the adventures you’ve had so far, and your plans for the future.
How Do I Share Our Wedding Website With Guests?
Your formal hard-copy wedding invitations are not the place to include your wedding website details. That’s because the website is considered informal, so unless you’re using digital invitations, leave it off. Instead, print the URL on your engagement announcements and save the date cards. You can also list it on enclosure cards that accompany your invitations, like reception and direction cards. If you’re including an option for digital RSVPs through your wedding website, include the printed link and any specific directions on your RSVP cards.