With the fabulous invention of the internet, there is no better (and efficient) way to get your guests all of the information they need to prepare for the big day. Wedding websites (also known as wedsites) are great for giving out information that you couldn't fit in your invitations, list information for hotels, gift registry, directions, information about the couple, and even fun items like requesting songs during your reception. Wedsites can also be used to track RSVPs online (yay for saving on postage!).
There are many websites that help you build and generate a simple or custom website that you can get up and running. Below are our top 5 favorites that we like because of the unique-ness and beauty, and below that are even more recommendations for more simpler/easier templates that you can use. Now get building on that wedsite!
1. Wedding JoJo (Free - $14.99/mo)
We love Wedding JoJo because of its clean designs, simple options, and just downright beautiful templates. Many websites we have seen lately are very cluttered and confusing, but Wedding JoJo allows information to be displayed easily! They also have 2 options - free or premium - as well as RSVP tracking, planning kit, and blog integration.
2. Weduary (free)
Weduary connects directly to Facebook, perfect for those social network saavy brides and grooms. By using your Facebook account and Friends, it allows you to connect to everyone to send out information and also gives you the helpful option to have a private vs. public website. The best part? Weduary is free!
A really fun and interesting alternative to a wedding website is having a wedding app! With so many people using smart phones these days, AppyCouple helps you build a custom wedding app that has all of your wedding information. You do need to apply for an invitation to get this program, but once your in, its a great way to display all of your wedding information, straight from your phone!
4. Glo ($19.99-$34.99/mo, 21 day free trial)
Glo is definitely the most complex and feature rich of all the wedding website mentioned here, as well as the most expensive. It boasts advanced options such as matching online wedding invitations, RSVPs, guest management, many design options, as well as the option to upload your own design!
5. eWedding (Free - $14.95/mo, 2 month free trial)
Last not but not least in our roundup of wedsites, eWedding is another complex and feature-rich wedding website options. The premium options here are lower in price than other websites which is great, but unfortunately the themes available are fairly stale and not cutting edge (design-wise), and the free options also includes ads. But overall, it is a good choice if you are budget-conscious and looking for a lot of features for your buck!
If those aren't enough, here are a few more websites that we have found to be popular among our brides:
Beside You Forever ($29) — One design, simple options, with RSVP, email, photo, and registry features.
Wix (Free) — A full website builder who has added a wedding option — free and seems to be easy to use. Flash options as well.
Nearlyweds ($14.99/mo or $99/yr) — Full featured with a lot of design options, though the designs are a little stale.
Wedsite ($39/6mo, $49/yr, $69/2yrs, 7 day trial) — No ads, fairly nice designs, with unlimited photos as well as a music playlist option.
WeddingWindow (Free – $139/yr) — Another full featured option that is a bit expensive. Has both free and premium themes.
Momentville (Free – $49.95) — Not the prettiest option that we’ve found.
WeddingDonkey (Free, $10/mo, $15/mo)