So you’ve decided to tackle creating your own wedding website for your destination wedding. By now, you’ve probably already looked at quite a few examples of wedding websites, and you think you may have your choices narrowed down as to which wedding website builder with whom you want to work. That’s all great, but there are some things you need to keep in mind when getting started on a destination wedding site.
Time is Important We all know you are ridiculously busy right now with all of your planning, shopping, and other necessities for the wedding. However, the popular wedding website builder sites also know this, which is why they all claim that you can create a wedding website in just a few minutes. If you are willing to settle for one of their generic, cookie cutter examples, you might be able to get the project done in an hour or two, but you are creating your own wedding website – you don’t want it to look exactly like someone else’s! Make sure you plan on working on your wedding website for a considerable amount of time if you want it to actually reflect your love and relationship, and provide the focus on the destination that your guests will need. Detailed Information is Required When planning a destination wedding, you have to include all the information when creating your own wedding website. This video provides some great tips on creating the site so that you don’t get too stressed, and helps you remember what you will need to include in the site to make sure you cover everything. However, destination weddings require considerably more information that you will need to gather to get started, including: • Ticket and travel information, or your travel planner’s links and information so that your guests can book their trips directly through him or her – otherwise you will have to make time to do all this as well. • A page dedicated to listing all deadlines, pricing, and booking information so your guests know exactly how much they will have to spend, and when it has to be completed. • Detailed information about the destination, including potential weather, local amenities, and a bit of cultural information for guests that are unfamiliar with the location. If you want your guests to stay at the same resort, make sure to let them know here. • Any information required for events that you have planned for after the wedding. • RSVP pages so that you can keep track of exactly how many guests are planning to attend your wedding and any scheduled events. As you can see, you are going to need to take the time to find all of this information before creating your own wedding website. Don’t forget to check out some of the destination wedding website examples provided by Theweddinghandbag.com while you’re at it, as this will help you decide which themes you like best. Consider Video Feeds If you discover that several invited guests are unable to attend your wedding, you will also want to include a video feed page that will allow you to stream your nuptials for those absent guests as well. There are also examples available for these pages to help you get started, but you will need to have a bit of understanding of how to set the page up. Creating a destination wedding website can be fun, but it also requires plenty of time to make sure you provide your guests with all of information they need to make their plans. You already have a ton of stuff to do, but there is no denying that creating your own wedding website will make things easier in the end if you can find the time to create it. Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi9DwMWD870 http://theweddinghandbag.com/ http://blueskyceremony.com/st-thomas-wedding-guide/invitations-announcements-more/destination-wedding-websites/
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