Feb. 11 2018
Best Wedding Websites to Share with Your Guests
Recently we were asked by one of our clients, which was the best Wedding Website to use? And let us let you in on a little secret, sometimes us Wedding Planners don’t necessarily have the answers to everything. But when questions like this come up, we always do our research to deliver our best findings to my clients.
For the most part, all of the wedding websites offer the similar features: rsvp section, event schedule area, and a spot to link registries, where they really differ is their customization abilities.
Let’s dig in shall we…..
Websites with a Fee:
Riely Grey ~ (sign-up & wedding website editing is free ~ publishing + sharing = $35/mo or 12 mo. package for 40% savings)
The Details: 40+ gorgeous wedding template design options, multiple color options, personalized domain names, RSVP collection, and the ability to change your theme anytime after publication.
AppyCouple ~ ( $49 Appy Boutique basic package or $149 Appy Luxury full package - one time payment each)
The Details: A new alternative to a traditional wedding website, AppyCouple creates a personalized smartphone app for easy access to all things about your wedding. Users can chose from several design options and the features available within are close to limitless. Video/photo sharing, guest list and RSVP manager, travel concierge service, customized countdown, multiple language capabilities, access to gift registries, address collection services are just to name a few. Once created, your app will be available to all your guests as a free download and has the ability to be accessed anywhere even without wifi!
Wedding Woo ~ ($49 year/$69 two years)
The Details: Fully customizable wedding website templates with editable fonts, colors and backgrounds. Couples can choose to add on fun, interactive "widgets" such as a wedding day countdown, personalized SoundCloud app for wedding music, and Bing Translator services so all guests can feel included. Other highlighted features include a customizable visual dashboard, domain name, unlimited photo sharing, song request submissions for the reception, and virtual RSVP guest responses.
Wedding Window ~ (completely free or upgrade for $14.95/mo or $79.00/yr)
This wedding website service offers 20 free customizable photo themes and 16 free video themes for your website. These templates come with options to add information about wedding day festivities, ceremony details, RSVP service for guests, links to your gift registries, photo albums, guest list information, and a blogging option for the couple to use.
The Knot ~ (free!)
The Knot is one of the most popular wedding websites that offers 100+ templates with beautiful designs to please every style. Features within each template include information about the couple, engagement photos, links to registry sites, RSVP features, and a personalized guest book. PLUS, many of the wedding site designs also come with the option to create matching wedding invitations of the same style through Shutterfly, Wedding Paper Divas, Minted Invitations, and Paperless Post.
Aisle Planner ~ (free!)
This popular wedding planning site now gives couples the option to create simple & straightforward place to share all your wedding details with your guests.
OUR FAVORITE PICKS!!! :
Websites with a Fee: "AppyCouple."
After reviewing all of these wonderful websites the paid option that really stood out us was AppyCouple. Creating a personalized app for the big day is such a creative and unique feature to offer to your guests. Since we all look at our phones multiple times during the day, having an app that is readily accessible and easy to use like the one offered here has the potential to create more interaction and visitations to your wedding information!
Free Website : "Aisle Planner"
Our favorite free website would definitely have to be Aisle Planner! As a J.Starr couple, you will get a wonderful perk in the form of access to Aisle Planner technology and the ability to create your own wedding website. This is a great feature that lets a couple be connected to the planning process and have access to all aspects of the day
**Special Thank You Contributing Writer & J.Starr Intern: Annamarie Gansheimer