If you haven’t set up a wedding website yet, consider putting it on your planning to-do list. I know, I know, you have a long list of activities and meetings and projects, but setting up your wedding headquarters can save you time and a headache or two later.
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Think of your website like an extension of your invitations. Like the invitation, your website acts as a point of reference for your guests, but in a much more in depth way. It can provide potential guests with most of the information they need about your big day.
When creating your website you’ll want to include a few essential bits of info:
Information to Include on Your Wedding Website
- Ceremony info: name, address, date, time, directions
- Venue info: name, address, date, time directions
- Maps to accommodations and venues
- Hotel recommendations or pre-booked hotel: name, address, contact info, distance from venue
- Other recommendations: what to wear, cash vs. open bar info, etc.
- Registry info: name, store, registry number
- FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Today we’ll talk more specifically about the FAQ section. This page is where you’ll address the most important questions. Below, you’ll find a compiled list of - you guessed it - the most frequently asked questions wedding guests have. Even if you address these on your invitations, include them on your website in case someone loses his/her invite.
Feel free to use them as is or reworded to fit your particular situation.
Questions to Answer on Your Wedding FAQ Page
- Can I bring kids to the wedding?
- Can I bring a +1?
- When is the RSVP deadline?
- Do I have to mail back my RSVP or can I RSVP online?
- Where is the ceremony?
- Where is the reception?
- Have you reserved hotel room blocks?
- Will there be a shuttle to and/or from the hotel?
- What should I wear?
- What will the weather be like?
- Where do we park?
- What time should we arrive?
- Can I take pictures during the ceremony/post on social media?
- What happens between the ceremony and reception?
- What food will be served and what if I have dietary restrictions?
- What time is the reception scheduled to end?
- Where are you registered?
- We have questions that haven't been addressed here - who should we contact? (provide an email and/or phone number)
The best thing to remember is that the more specific you are with your answers, the fewer calls and emails you’ll receive from confused guests. And the easier it is to find everything on your website, the more convenient it will be for your guests. Everyone is busy and bombarded with loads of info everyday, so providing your wedding guests with a one-stop-info-shop that they can visit from now until your big day will make things much easier on them and you.
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Have questions about the FAQ page? Or maybe you're not even sure if you should have a wedding website? I'd love to let you know what I've heard other couples say about having a wedding website.
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If single people aren’t permitted a plus one how can you nicely word the FAQ to say so?
“While we’d love to have your guests attend, we want to keep the wedding as intimate as possible with only immediate friends and family present for our special day. Thank you for understanding our wishes.”