Do you have a wedding website yet?
It’d be a lot cooler if you did. :) You can get one at Minted for FREE, btw.
Looking back, a wedding website is definitely something I wish Andrew and I did for our wedding prep. And while it hasn’t been that long since we tied the knot, wedding websites are definitely the norm now and every couple we know is using one! Plus, they are wildly popular among guests — people love reading your wedding website bios, places to visit on your wedding weekend, see your bridal party, and more — and they’re super convenient for guests, particularly this year.
If you need to make a quick change to your wedding itinerary, do you send out alerts in the mail? You could, but it’s much easier and more efficient via your wedding website, which guests can access immediately. Plus, it saves paper!
PRO TIP: If your wedding date or venue is changing completely, we recommend updating your wedding website in addition to sending official change the date cards, just so everyone is in the loop. Browse event change cards here.
Also, their websites look great across different platforms, whether guests are accessing your wedding website via mobile or a chic desktop version.
What is a Wedding Website Used For?
A wedding website is your central hub for your wedding. It contains the information of the wedding day itself including time, location, maps, things to do nearby, who is in your wedding party, your ‘About Us’ story, and with some premium upgrades like these you can even get a personalized URL, photo galleries, RSVP ability, and so much more.
A wedding website is a must-have in today’s tech-savvy age and our favorite place to get them is Minted.
Why? Well, for starters, they’re incredibly stylish. They offer a wedding website to match invitations so you can have a picture-perfect, completely coordinated wedding invitation suite, complete with a website to match.
Here are just a few examples!
A wedding website isn’t just a chance to talk about your wedding, include your wedding website bio (we’ll talk about why this is a big deal in a minute), and share your favorite engagement photos. An effective wedding website is a great way to communicate with your guests, which is even more useful in a year like this.
Today we’re sharing seven ways to make better wedding website bios with examples, where to get a wedding website and the most helpful things to add to yours.
If you’ve been thinking about getting one of your own, today is the day! Cross it off of your list and you’ll be ready to start sharing your fancy new URL with your family and friends right away.
Let’s get started!
We’ll begin with one of the most important parts of the wedding website: your bio. This is also known as ‘Our Story’.
1. Get Inspired with Wedding Website Bio Examples.
First, let’s talk about wedding website bio examples. Your bio is the first thing your guests will read on your website. And if you’re feeling awkward about talking about yourself, don’t be! Guests love to read about the story of how you met, what you enjoy doing together and individual hobbies, and more.
Remember, guests usually know one of you better than the other; your wedding website bio is a great place for them to learn more about the other ahead of the wedding date.
It’s also a great place to share the story of how you met or how you got engaged. Guests love things like that!
They may even be looking for ideas on what to give you as a wedding gift, tying it into your hobbies, lifestyle, where you live, how you met, etc. So repeat after me: wedding website bios are essential. :)
Can you write funny wedding website bios? OF COURSE! No need to be boring, have a little fun with it! And if all else fails, just keep it short and sweet. In your wedding website bio, you don’t need to be long-winded or go overboard. If simple is more your style, then, by all means, go with that style.
What To Include In Your Wedding Website Bios
To get some ideas, here are some things to include in your wedding website bio or ‘About Us’ section.
1. How you met / where you met
2. How your relationship continued / who made the first move / etc.
3. Your shared hobbies, along with individual hobbies
4. Places you like to visit / favorite date memories / where you’ve traveled together
5. What you like about the other person
6. How you’re excited about getting married and sharing the day with your guests
You don’t have to talk about each point, just whichever ideas seem to resonate best with your story.
Here are some wedding website bio examples to get your inspiration running. This is what our wedding website bio examples would be if Andrew and I had a wedding website right now.
Our story began in 2002 when we met in high school on a weekend retreat with thousands of high schoolers in our area.
After tracking her down after seeing her at one of the meet-ups, Andrew talked one-on-one with Emma and introduced himself. They exchanged numbers; he asked her out on a date and they attended their first formal dance together. They dated exclusively for years following, even through college when they attended different schools. Each weekend, they traveled to see each other and couldn’t stay apart; finally, they decided enough was enough and couldn’t stand the distance, so Emma transferred colleges to be closer to Andrew.
A few more years and many college classes later, Andrew asked Emma if she wanted to be finished with college before they tied the knot. She said yes. Although there was still a year to go, he proposed at a cider mill on a beautiful fall day after asking her parents for her hand in marriage; she, of course, said yes!
And then, if this was our wedding website, we’d probably say something like…
“We can’t wait for you to attend our upcoming wedding and continue our story with us!”
And if you want to know the rest of the story, since we’re already married…
And guess when they tied the knot? The day after she turned in her final exam in college. Ha!
For something short and sweet, you can go with easy wedding website bio examples, like this:
“We met in 2010 when our best friends set us up on a double date. Miranda remembers how much Bill made her laugh; he remembers how she looked in that beautiful red dress and how much she loved rooting for the Red Sox. They dated for 3 years, but they both knew they found The One when they took their first cruise to the Caribbean. A few weeks later, Bill proposed to Miranda and she said yes. Now they are excited to share their next adventure: marriage!”
And it doesn’t have to be third-person either. Write however you feel most comfortable, like this wedding website bio example:
“We met each other at a football tailgate on a cold fall day. Mike asked me to go out to lunch after the game, just the two of us, and that was pretty much our first date! We spent that weekend together, watching a movie and chatting about things we had in common. We found out we knew a lot of the same friends and grew up not far away from each other! We dated for 2 years and he proposed to me on a cold fall day that reminded us of the day we met at that football stadium. Now we’re planning an October wedding and plan to incorporate our favorite fall things into it, just as we remembered when we were introduced to each other. We hope you can make it and we can’t wait to see you at our wedding!”
See? It’s not hard to do! And guests love reading all about you.
Once you nail down the details of your ‘About Us’, it’s time to move on to other helpful tips and things to include in your wedding website.
2. Include Wedding RSVPs on Your Website.
The ability to RSVP online is a gamechanger for weddings. It’s easy for you — and for guests! You can still offer a traditional RSVP card in your wedding invitations OR include this type of card for guests to visit your website to enter in their response. Regardless, it’ll be easier for guests to respond quickly and for you to keep track of guests who are still awaiting response — and reach out to get their RSVP even sooner.
3. Include Photos of Your Wedding Party.
Light-hearted, witty, or even funny wedding bios are also a great idea to include on your wedding website. Guests love to find out who is standing up in your wedding and how they know the couple. There is a place to include photos of your wedding party, along with wedding party bios on your wedding website, so don’t forget to utilize it!
4. Feature Places to Visit Nearby.
If guests are traveling to your wedding from out-of-town, make sure you include some fun things to do during the weekend, favorite places to go out to eat, tourist attractions, etc. Guests will love seeing places recommended by the couple and will be sure to visit them during some of the wedding “downtime”.
5. Hotel Accommodations Are A Must!
Some guests will decide to stay at a hotel nearby your venue, simply because it’s easier than traveling to and from the wedding (and they can Uber if they plan on indulging t the bar: safety is a plus!) So, whether you have many out-of-town guests or local guests who want to stay at a fun hotel and make a weekend out of it, be sure to include hotel accommodations on your wedding website. You can include information about one or two recommended hotels, their rates, and even better — a hotel block of rooms they can reserve to get a discount. (Call the hotel ahead of time to arrange something like this.)
As a bonus, if you include a hotel or two nearby, you can deliver wedding welcome bags to greet guests upon arrival at the lobby!
6. Don’t Forget the Basics.
Include everything on your wedding website that guests would need to know, especially in case they misplaced the invitation.
This would include the basics, such as:
– The Wedding Date
– The Ceremony Location with complete address
– Ceremony Time and Reception Time
– Location of the Reception with complete address
It helps to have addresses ready that guests can plug into their GPS, just in case, so link the addresses to a map or the venue’s website to make it easy on guests.
Do not forget to include a link on your wedding website for your registry. This is very popular for guests because it is easy to click from your wedding website straight to your registry and shop right away. Don’t be shy doing this: it is very common and is actually helpful for guests. This is particularly important if you are not having a wedding shower or if you want to register at a few different places. Guests won’t have to ask parents or friends if or where you’re registered; they can shop immediately through your wedding website (and you’ll have yours linked up to ship directly to your home, so they won’t have to wonder about your address, either!)
If you don’t have a wedding registry, get one here for free (and add anything on it from anywhere).
And there you have it: the best tips for the most efficient wedding website! Plus, now you’ll be more inclined to add a fun story with those wedding website bio examples. It’s one of the places couples skip over, but it’s really the heart of the website! :)
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