Wedding websites have become a vital part of the wedding planning and stationery suite, it has turned into a wedding invitation, an RSVP card, a program, and even a venue map all warped into one handy click of a mouse. Especially for destination weddings, the bride and the groom can be assured that no guest will go without any maps or directions regarding the accommodations or the venue as the wedding website can provide all details that might be needed anytime and anywhere.
Be it a professionally-made and moderated wedding website or a DIY free website the groom-to-be has built within one day, having these digital announcement boards are a life-saver for destination weddings. If you are still having second thoughts about having one for your own little romantic getaway, here are a couple of important points that can help you understand why a wedding website is simply a must-have for any destination wedding. Read on!
Easy as 1-2-3.
Ah, the wonders of the world wide web. Accessibility is the best feature of wedding websites, be it an invited guest in a different city, a different country, or even a different continent – they can all view the website unlimited times in a day. On smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the website can present the exact same thing for every single one be it at their homes, while traveling, and even when they arrive at the wedding venue itself. No need for expensive courier delivery and bulky information booklets, the amazing web does it all for you.
All-in-one Information Sheet.
Maximize the wedding website to contain every single detail of the destination and the wedding itself. Cram all features onto the site to provide the guests with all the answers to their questions – complete addresses of the venues, list of all the emergency contact persons, day-by-day itineraries, and even a quick historical background of the special place you have decided to get married at.
Switch and Swap in Seconds.
Last minute changes in the venue? Quick instructions regarding checking in at the hotel room block? No need to contact each and every single invited guest while at the airport pre-departure area, simply add in the revisions or announcement over at the wedding website and let the set notifications do all of the work.
More Than Words.
Go even further than the printed words and illustrations in invitations and save-the-dates, maximize the destination wedding website with the use of multimedia – include actual Google Earth images and maps to help the guests navigate the neighborhood, embed videos of the picturesque destination, and even go for an interactive seating chart if you want the guests to familiarize with the setting early on. Common wedding websites have a quick slideshow of the couple’s engagement shoot, proposal story, or even their childhood photos. Set the vibe early and place a short playlist of what’s in store for the guests right when the disco ball drops.
Hearing back from the invited wedding guests almost instantaneously sets the wedding website apart from the traditional printed wedding invitation. Adding a message board or a chat group right at your very own website allows the guests to leave a short note – be it a quick question, a short clarification of details, or even just a simple message for the excited bride and groom-to-be. Also, right in the contact page of the website, you may add in an email form for the guests to directly message you privately and you may tell them to leave their email addresses to regularly receive updates and notifications, especially for those extremely important last-minute instructions and changes.