A wedding website can be beneficial, especially when planning a wedding in times of pandemics. It should ease various matters that need to be taken care of, from an invitation to answering frequently asked questions.
In this article, I will show you how to build a wedding website with Zyro. I will also explain how you can fully personalize the website to your liking.
You know that a wedding website can be practical when it comes to wedding planning and preparation. However, there are also other benefits that it can give you. Below are several examples:
- Save money with online invites and RSVPs – place important invitation details and a place to RSVP on your website. This enables you to keep invitation cards simple or even eliminate the need for them entirely.
- Tell your story – the guests would love to learn about the bride and groom. With a wedding website, create a page that tells the audience about how you met, the proposal moment, and anything else you’d like to include.
- Save and share the moment – after the big day, the website can be a place to share photos, videos, and moments from the event with the guests. You can add a thank you note to show appreciation to the people who attended.
I have explained the importance and benefits of a wedding website. Now, let’s move on to the steps of building one with Zyro.
Building a wedding website can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. There are many great features to add, but too many of them may confuse the guests.
Checking out and exploring other wedding websites is a great way to get some inspiration and learn what’s essential for you. Take note of the information that has to be on the site, the page layout, or the type of photos and videos to include. For starters, check these wedding website examples.
I recommend looking at one-page websites, as they’re easier to create while retaining all the essential information. This site design type makes it easy for guests of all ages to navigate and learn about the wedding.
After figuring out how your wedding website should look like, choose a designer-made template as a base. On Zyro, click Get Started, and it should redirect to the template options page.
Ensure that the template includes the features that you need for your website. For example, you may need a page for the guests to fill in RSVP forms, so the theme has to support RSVPs.
I recommend checking out the Festus template. It has a simple, easy-on-the-eyes design that makes it easy for guests to focus on necessary information. It also has plenty of features that you may need for your wedding website.
If you have chosen the template that best reflects the wedding, click Start Building on the top left of the template page. It should lead you to the Plans page, where you can choose a payment plan that is the most suitable for the wedding website needs.
- Choose a plan. A Zyro website builder plan starts from $1.89 and has different features available for different plans. I recommend the Basic plan for small wedding websites, but if your website needs more space for media uploads, the Unleashed plan may be the better option.
- Select the subscription period. There are four different subscription periods you can choose from, ranging from monthly to four years. If you plan to keep the website after the wedding, the four-year plan may save you the most budget.
- Payment method. Choose a payment gateway such as Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, or Google Pay to conveniently check out.
- Confirmation. After choosing the preferred payment method, the browser will redirect you to the payment page. To confirm, click Pay, and you’re set.
This is the chance to create a website that represents you and your significant other. With the Zyro website builder, get creative and add sections such as a header or footer, background images that are in line with the wedding’s physical theme. You will have no difficulties adding and arranging these elements with the drag and drop feature and intuitive grid.
Consider adding pages that may give more information about the event or the bride and groom. This can be achieved by dedicating a page to frequently asked questions that guests may have about the event. You can also add a page that briefly tells the story about how you and your partner met.
Adding images from the engagement event or the pre-wedding photoshoot is a great way to improve the website. Pictures are a great way to grab attention and keep the guests entertained, as most people are visually-oriented.
Make sure that you’re adding high-quality images. Be careful not to add too many pictures as it may clutter the site. You can also add short captions to describe the story behind the photo as additional content that the guests can enjoy.
It’s important to add elements that simplify the information surrounding the wedding and preparation for it. After all, creating a wedding website aims to help make things more practical for everyone.
Start with adding an RSVP form for the guests so they can easily confirm their attendance online. This can save you a lot of time finalizing the guest list, as the form would generate one for you in a few simple clicks. Don’t forget to include a section regarding plus ones or dietary requirements for the guests in the form so you can easily take note of it.
You can also add a map plugin that can point your guests to the location of the event. Attach it to the website’s main page so guests can simply click the map, and it should redirect them to their preferred navigation app.
Additionally, you can include a wedding registry, letting people know what gifts you would appreciate.
After you’re done with designing the website, the next step is publishing. But before, I recommend running a few tests to make sure that everything works as intended. Check if every page loads correctly, and check if all features are working properly.
If you’re sure that the wedding website is ready, publish and share it with the guests that you are inviting. Send it through emails, use social media, or use messaging apps to reach out to the guests.
Now that I have explained how to create a wedding website using Zyro, all there’s left to do is to get started on your website’s design. Good luck, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.