Over recent years it’s become more of a thing to have a dedicated wedding website. But is it something you really need?
Wedding websites provide a central place to include details about your wedding day, from location, dress code and travel and accommodation suggestions right through to wedding gifts.
Wedding websites really can save you lots of time in sending out details by post or having to answer queries from individual guests by phone or email. They’re also a great way to provide any updates as all guests can receive notifications through the same portal.
However, it’s worth thinking about the demographic of your guests. Most people these days won’t be fazed by being given wedding information online, in fact many of them will expect it! But if you have a large proportion of older guests, you may have to consider using more traditional methods too.
NB, wedding websites should have privacy settings or password protection so only your guests can access the full information.
At the end of the day, it’s up to you if you create a dedicated wedding website – if you don’t think it’s a necessity, then don’t do it! But if you do, then it’s sensible to include a set of FAQ.
Questions could cover:
What’s the location of the ceremony and reception?
Give the venue name and address for both the ceremony and reception. If need be you can include specific directions rather than just postcodes. Include details of parking.
How do I get to the venue?
Be as helpful as possible. Most people will drive, but there may be some who take trains, coaches or maybe a flight! So be as helpful as you can.
What is happening during the day?
Include important timings, such as the ceremony start time, reception start time and reception end time.
What is the dress code?
Wedding guests often panic about suitable attire! So give them some direction to remove the stress. Smart casual, formal, black tie, fancy dress (don’t forget to state the theme!). Other useful information could include appropriate footwear suggestions, especially if the venue is outdoors, and whether it’s a good idea to bring something warm for the evening.
Is there accommodation?
If the venue doesn’t have accommodation, or this is limited, they may have an accommodation list you can share with guests.
Can I bring my children?
You may want a child-free wedding, although you might make an exception for newborns or young adults. This will need a tactful approach, so be mindful of this when saying your wedding is for adults only.
Can I bring a plus one?
If you’ve sent an invite to one person, then they’re likely to realise it’s for one only! But just in case, your answer could explain that the venue size is limited and unable to accommodate extra guests.
What if I need any further information?
Provide an email address or phone number that you’re happy to give out for queries.
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