Yikes: are you making wedding website mistakes without knowing it? Well, we’re not going to let that happen to you.
We’ll help you stay on the proper side of etiquette and to prevent any faux pas before they happen (or quick enough for you to edit your wedding website). :) We won’t tell!
Wedding Website Mistakes
Here are the tackiest mistakes that many couples make on their website. The thing is, most people don’t even know these are definite no’s. Let’s discuss it.
1. The Mention of a Gift
Don’t mention gifts. Don’t drop your cash app name. Do not, for any reason, include a mention of what kind of gifts you’d like, whether you’d prefer money in lieu of a tangible item, or include a link to a honeymoon fund or place to “donate” to your wedding.
Yup, one of the biggest wedding website mistakes that couples make is discussing gifts for any reason.
Don’t do it!
Instead, you may have a link to a registry, but leave it at that. Guests will undoubtedly give you a gift for your wedding, but it’s tacky for you to discuss it, so leave that discussion off of the wedding website.
2. Any Kind of Attire Requirement
You can include attire recommendations such as ‘black tie preferred’ ‘cocktail attire‘, or ‘casual dress recommended’, just as you might in an invitation enclosure.
However, you can leave it at that: no need to make demands or ask guests to wear specific brands, certain lengths, make requirements for heels, etc.
3. Mentioning a Party With Some Uninvited Guests
This is one of the most common mistakes on wedding websites: mentioning get-togethers or parties that do not include ALL guests on your guest list.
You may be excited about your engagement party, but that is usually reserved for a more exclusive guest list, so don’t include details about it there.
The same applies to bachelor/ette parties, bridal showers, and more. If EVERYONE with a link to your website is not invited to the get-together, leave it off of the website and opt for a private Facebook group instead.
Bonus: 4. Paying for a Wedding Website When You Can Get One For Free
Guess what? One of the biggest mistakes that people make without knowing it is paying full price for a wedding website when you can actually get one for free. Minted offers free wedding websites that look beautiful and can match your wedding invitations.
You can pay for an upgraded site for more features, but a basic site is absolutely free of charge. Here are the differences in the free website vs. upgrade so you can decide which one is best for you.
For more wedding website tips, read: 7 Tips for a Better Wedding Website.
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