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Should you even bother with free wedding websites if you have a Facebook profile? This is the latest Ask Emmaline question we received from Lynn, a bride getting married in August. She wants to create a free wedding website and saw that Minted wedding websites are popular, but she wonders if they’re worth the time to create one. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline Bride, I know you’ve mentioned about free wedding websites before, but I was wondering if it’s really necessary. I already have a Facebook profile and can create a group for my wedding guests and bridal party, so do I really need a wedding website, too? Thanks!”
Free Wedding Website
Hi Lynn, and thanks for writing! I think your question is really two parts: one, do you really need a wedding website; and two, where to create a free wedding website. Let’s tackle part one first.
Do we need a wedding website?
In short, I say… yes, you need a wedding website, just as much as you need a wedding registry Both are extremely helpful to have for guests and couples. But hear me out; your wedding website does not need bells and whistles. It doesn’t even need to say much at all. A wedding website can be very simple and, to be honest, the simple and free wedding websites are actually the best ones I’ve used.
The best wedding websites are those which are very to-the-point and user friendly. Guests who access your wedding website aren’t necessarily looking for the engagement story, photos of you, or wondering who is in your wedding party. Those details, while nice, are not really essential to the wedding website.
Guests are really going to your wedding website to a) find out the general info on venue and date, so he or she can make travel accommodations or other arrangements, and b) looking for a quick way to copy and paste the address of your venue into their GPS because they are literally on their way to the ceremony and left your invitation at home. #WeddingTruth.
What does this mean for you? Easy: you NEED a wedding website and you should only be concerned with finding easy-to-use and free wedding websites.
You mentioned being on Facebook, but not everyone is on Facebook nor should you need to create a group for your wedding guests. Your guests presumably have access to or can obtain access to the internet; it’s much easier to access a wedding website like this than to try and access someone’s Facebook page when he or she doesn’t have a profile on Facebook.
Ok, now let’s tackle part two: where to create a free wedding website.
Where to Create a Free Wedding Website
This one’s easy: Minted. Minted wedding websites are super easy to use, look absolutely beautiful, there are tons of themes and designs to choose from, and they are easy to customize. What we love most about Minted wedding websites is how each design has a matching invitation suite to go along with it. You can choose a website and then select everything to coordinate from it, making the process very simple.
To top it off, Minted makes it easy to create a wedding website for free that looks like you spent money on it (but you didn’t). And they’re even offering their premium wedding websites for FREE (a $20 value) for a limited time only. Click here and use code WEBSITE18 through 1/2 to take advantage of the savings.
If you miss this great discount opportunity, no worries; Minted offers free wedding websites all year long without premium features (and as mentioned, you don’t need bells and whistles if you don’t want ’em, but they’re a fun bonus if you get them for free!). A free website for your wedding is all you need and you can get one here at Minted. Click here to see the designs available.
Here are a few of our favorite styles from the website.
I can’t believe these are free! Where were these when I got married?!
Minted even offers these helpful wedding website tips, below.
1. Share your story with your guests and include photos to make it fun!
2. Include the wedding date details. Be sure to include ceremony and reception addresses. If there are climate or terrain considerations, also include them here.
3. Debut your wedding party. Introduce your bridesmaid and groomsmen with a photo and paragraph about them and how you met.
4. Use the online RSVP feature to give your guests an easy way to let you know which events they are able to attend.
5. Provide travel information for your wedding, including links to hotels with discounted group pricing.
6. Finally, add your registries and enjoy your beautiful wedding website!
Wondering where to create your free wedding website? Click here to get started!