Making a boring website is easy, but choosing the best wedding websites that are free? Now that takes a little more time! We’ve singled out the best ones to save you time and money. But first, join the list now for tips to your inbox!
Making your wedding website is one of the easiest things you can do once you are engaged. Although the idea sounds like a lot of work, it is actually a lot simpler than it sounds and is pretty straightforward to put together. You don’t need to have any knowledge of making a website to create one for your wedding.
It is great to one in order to share necessary day-of details about your nuptials, along with more of the “fun stuff”: your engagement story, your registry, bridesmaids and groomsmen, hotel accommodations, dress code, and more — as it unfolds. You can start small with your date and a photo, adding on more details as you plan.
It can be overwhelming to know exactly which option is best for you since there are literally dozens on the market. So, we’ve done all the work to help you decide.
In this list, you’ll find the top wedding websites to make selecting yours a breeze. This is the simple list I wish I had while planning my own wedding. A central hub for guests to check the time, location, lodging info, registry, and more? Sign me up! They have become the norm and are a must-have in this digital age.
For a bride on a budget, these are all free wedding websites — a few with premium upgrades available for a nominal fee.
So, where to get a wedding website for 2020 + 2021? Let’s get started!
To keep you sane, we limited it to our top three places to get free wedding websites. :) You’re busy… you’ve got a wedding to plan!
Price: Free with basic settings or $15 for a premium upgrade
Crave stylish design, clean, crisp, and on-trend styles? If so, a wedding website from their selection is your best bet. Personally, I like how the styles available are by independent artists. You can browse designs here. In addition to beautiful templates, everything is cohesive: the styles are available to match invitations, wedding programs, and other day-of stationery so you can have a complete suite that coordinates.
With the free plan, you get many of the best options: you can view matching wedding suites, multiple layouts, single and multi-page options, is Smartphone friendly, multiple event RSVPs, guest list import, welcome story, maps and directions, your gift registry, wedding party, and guest accommodations. Want more? You can get all of the above plus a photo gallery, custom pages, website privacy, and a custom URL with the premium upgrade, which is a one-time setup fee of $15 (after your first year, you can renew to keep your wedding website, if you’d like).
Pros: Beautiful style. Easy to coordinate your entire wedding, right from the get-go. Incredibly free wedding websites available with versatile options. The website is easy to make; it takes very little time at all and it looks stunning. Plus, the designs are by independent artists (yay!)
Cons: Need to upgrade if you want privacy or a custom URL, but that is to be expected.
You can get yours here.
Have you heard of Zola’s registry? In addition to being ultra-easy to use, they now offer free websites for weddings with over 300 designs from which to choose. Pick a design, personalize it with your gallery, stories, registry (theirs and others), travel info, etc. Then, share it with guests.
Pros: Guests can actually RSVP on your website — a huge plus. Guests can also shop from your bridal registry right on it, helpful to have for your bridal shower invitations, too. You’ll find it easy to design with drag-and-drop features.
Cons: You have to enter a bunch of info before you can get started browsing the designs… but once you make an account, the rest is pretty straightforward.
You can browse designs here.
Joy is a newer wedding app and website all-in-one. You can use just the app, just the website, or both. They offer hundreds of designs to choose from and editing is easy. They’re available to help with any speedbumps along the way. I like the online RSVP feature: that sounds like a good way to cut the clutter and skip RSVP cards with your invites — guests can RSVP online instead.
Pros: It is entirely free to use.
Check it out here.
What do you include on a wedding website?
Yours can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. For a basic website, include the date of your wedding along with your names, the location, venue, time the wedding begins, and how to RSVP. You can also include your bridal registry.
On a more complex level, you can include all of the above plus hotel accommodations, things to do in town if traveling, the wedding party names and photos, engagement pictures, the engagement story, rehearsal dinner, etc.
For more tips, see: Helpful DOs and DONTs.
So, what are the BEST wedding websites?
It really depends on your style! Personally, although I adore them all, I am quite familiar with Minted. I’ve purchased art from their independent sellers and I love how they work with a team of artists. I also love their invitations (and have seen them in person, so I know their top-notch quality) and like how you can coordinate everything swiftly.
I do like how Zola has the registry built-in; they also offer many great registry recommendations.
And Joy, you can RSVP online. FOR FREE! That’s a huge bonus.
Now that I’ve confused you — ha! — which one will you choose? Tell us in the comment box below!