At some point in this wedding planning process, you’ll probably start to realize that people have a lot of questions. When does it start? What should I wear? Where are you registered? And while it would be lovely to be able to connect with all of your guests over the ceremony location and whether or not a sweater is recommended for the reception, you might be busy. You know, having a job, planning a wedding.
Luckily, you don’t actually have to answer all those questions for yourself. Because we’ve partnered with Squarespace to show you how a wedding website can do it for you instead. Think of it like a butler for your wedding, only better dressed.
modern Wedding website templates
If you don’t want to start from scratch, Squarespace has plenty of templates specifically designed for weddings, available for just $12 per month (and APW readers get 10% off your first purchase with Squarespace when you use the code APW2020 at checkout). Scroll down to see real Squarespace wedding websites created by actual couples, then click on any of them to browse Squarespace’s wedding templates or start a free 14-day trial with Squarespace and make your own. With your annual purchase, you even get a free custom URL, so your wedding guests won’t be burdened with having to remember to visit www.jamieandtoni.weddingtimez.com. Score.
Wedding Website Tips & Tutorials
If you’re creating a wedding website, the first priority is that it communicates information effectively. Then comes the making it pretty part. While there’s no guarantee that your grandfather won’t still call you to ask questions about your registry, the goal is for your college roommate to figure it out on their own. Luckily we’ve done most of the troubleshooting for you, and have a handful of helpful tutorials to get you there:
The Lazygirl’s Guide to Making a Custom Wedding Website
There are plenty of prefabbed wedding website options out there. So if you’ve chosen a Squarespace wedding website, chances are you want something you can customize. But where do you start? And how do you avoid falling down the rabbit hole? First step, you can start with our 10-step guide to creating a custom wedding website. Then, once you’ve got the design picked and are wondering what the heck should you put in it? We’ll tell you everything you need to include.
TIPS FOR A MORE MODERN WEDDING WEBSITE
If the only reason you’re making your own wedding website is that you want something more minimal and modern than what is typically on offer from wedding websites, we totally support that. (It doesn’t have to be all about function, right?) For that, we’ve rounded up our best tips on how to keep your design sleek and streamlined. Want something sleek but still fancy? Worried because you and your partner aren’t graphic designers. (It’s OK, we aren’t either.) Not a problem. We’ve got three hacks for a hip, modern wedding logo, and you don’t even need to understand Photoshop.