Tips for building your wedding website

7 Apr, 2022

Thinking about getting a wedding website, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of what you need to do…

1. Choose who’s building it.

This is a biggy, as it can determine a lot of the rest. If you choose to get someone else to build it for you, you need to get quotes, find a reputable service/person, and factor it in your budget. Websites also take time – you ideally need to start the process 12 months before your big day.

If you’re doing it yourself, you need to:

  • Choose and purchase your web hosting/builder [link]
  • Choose and purchase your URL/Domain (ie. the link your guests will use)
  • Decide what you want the website to do
  • Design your website – considering your colour scheme, logo, font
  • Get your content together – photos, text, etc.
  • Build your website including forms etc.
  • Add your content
  • Testing – different browsers, links, etc.
  • Publish your website.

And unless you’re experienced in building and designing websites, chances are it’ll a) take a long time, and b) it might not match the rest of your aesthetic. However, if you do have the time and patience, and you follow some YouTube tutorials and the steps on here, it’s a very rewarding process and could save you some money!

If you’re getting someone else to build (and design) it, you need to:

  • Choose who’s building your website.
  • Choose your URL/Domain
  • Communicate what you want the website to
  • Communicate the basics of your design – colour scheme, logo, font
  • Get your content together – photos, text, etc.
  • Pay 🙂

This will add a bit to your wedding budget, but it could be off-set by printing costs – and the pleasure of having a professional looking website for your guests to see.

How to choose your domain/url

Although this is such a simple part of the process, it can also be the hardest. There are only a finite number of domains out there, and if you and your partner have more popular names it can be difficult to choose one that’s available.

Our tip is to get a list of about five together before you check. Alongside just your names, consider any nicknames you both might have, or are known by. We have friends who have been together so long that they’ve merged their surnames together into a unique name.

Here are some examples:


Don’t forget, you can also try .com .blog .day .events .info or .wedding – each of these may result in a more expensive domain, but it’s worth playing around with options.

What’s your website for?

Think about what you want including on your website. Some popular sections include:

  • a gift registry, or if asking for money for a honeymoon, consider a page about your trip.
  • a contact form – for questions and/or RSVPing.
  • about the venue(s)
  • about the day – an itinerary, and any unusual customs!
  • menus and meal preferences
  • FAQs including taxis, dress code etc.
  • accommodation options
  • about the happy couple – how you met, photos etc.
  • your wedding party.

    writing your content

    Less is more. Cut the blurb, and stick to the facts. People don’t want to read reams of information, and it’s best to put it into easy to digest sections in headings, bullet points etc, and short sentences.

    choosing images, colours etc.

    This will probably be done in conjunction with your invites and choosing your overall colour scheme. Make sure colours and fonts are consistent, and any images (such as floral or geometric shapes) are used on both your website and invites. Same goes with the font – or at least choose something very similar.

    If you’ve got a logo (or similar) for your invites – perhaps you’ve styled your names together – consider putting this in the same format in your website’s header.

    consider if you want to password protect the site

    If so, you’ll want to make sure the provider you choose can offer this.


    Want some help with your wedding website?

    Get in touch and we’ll give you a quote based on your requirements!