As soon as you announce your engagement, your family & friends will begin with the twenty questions. And, you are going to want one specific place for them to get all their questions answered. And, to keep yourself from getting overwhelmed with the planning.
The best way to solve this issue is to create a personalized wedding website. And, thankfully, you have so many options to choose from! And, we’ve compiled our Top 5 FREE Wedding Building Website list to help you get started.
But, wait! Not so quick! There’s more!
Placing your engagement story and the details of your upcoming wedding isn’t all that you can do with your own personalized wedding website.
Many sites offer an area to collect RSVP’s, track meal selections, create a seating chart, enter hotel accommodation information as well as links to book, registry information, photos and any other links you would like to provide.
Are you considering an adults only wedding? May we suggest adding your own personalized link for Tootles Event Sitters wedding day child care registry! Just a little shameless plug there. It is OUR blog, after all. 😉 )
Guests can pre-register their children, sign waivers and pay for services all before your wedding day. Making the day of run smoother!
So, let’s dive in. Shall we?!
1.) THE KNOT
As soon as you type in “Wedding Planning” into any search bar, The Knot comes up. The Knot is literally your one stop shop for wedding planning. From websites to planning out your wedding day timeline, this is your go to site for all things wedding.
As far as their website builder goes, they have over 160 FREE easy to design and navigate websites at your fingertips. If you would like your own customized domain, it’s just $20.
Wix provides the option to start from scratch or to choose from over 500 pre-designed wedding templates.
What we like most about Wix is that your site is hidden until you fully publish it. AND, they have the option to password protect pages. For instance, if you would like to create a private page to provide the wedding party with specific details pertaining to their clothes or bridal shower info, you can place a password on it so not everyone attending the wedding can see that information.
What we don’t like about it is there isn’t any registry integration and you can’t compile your guest list or receive RSVP’s. And, there’s an ad across your website if you choose the free option.
But, it’s only $10 for a customized domain.
The WeddingWire provides over 400 templates on their site. However, we actually found this one a bit overwhelming and a tad difficult to navigate. Plus, there didn’t seem to be a whole lot in terms of integration options.
Although free, it’s very no-frills. ($12.99 for a customized domain.)
Now, this site has some cool features. Couples can select to broadcast announcements to guests, they can allow guests to upload photos/comments AND then stream them at their wedding via a slideshow AND all invites can be done straight from their site.
And, hey! There’s an app for that!
That’s right. Joy provides couples with their very own wedding app that is connected to their website. (How cool is that?!)
However, they don’t provide much in terms of design. They are very basic AND there’s only one layout option. But, it is ENTIRELY FREE! Whoop whoop!
Zola has a limited number of template (30 to be exact) and caters to the trendy millenial couple who is looking to register for higher-end gifts.
Which, brings us to the next point. If higher-end registry items aren’t your thing, then this is not the site for you. As Zola only offers the option to register from their registry (which only includes higher-end items).
The good part is that it does provide the ability to password protect pages and create private areas for invites. For instance, the rehearsal dinner or the bachelorette party.
Although free, it does require $14.95 for a customized domain
So, there you have it. Your Top 5 FREE wedding website builders.
Now, it’s time to get to work! Let us know in the comments which site you chose.
By: Marcia Van de Kieft[wp_blog_designer]