Looking for a convenient, low-cost tool that can help you plan your wedding? The right wedding website can be your one-stop-shop for managing RSVPs, explaining logistics (like local hotels and transport), and linking guests to your registry, and all in the same place.
Making the website itself is easy, but the hardest part is finding the best wedding website for you and your needs. Here I’ve reviewed three popular wedding website providers to help you choose the right one.
Very user-friendly and full of themes and fonts to choose from, ewedding.com gives you a video tour with step-by-step instructions, the instant you start building your wedding website. The simple interface, lets you click on text fields and photos to make edits, so you don’t have to navigate through a complex maze of pages and information. Even if you have zero technical skills, you can use ewedding.
One of the best parts is you can experiment with themes and uploads, and practically build the entire website, before having to register for an account. Given that flexibility, you could compare it with other options before having to create a login.
Ewedding’s free version is so good they call it “Freemium”. Of course, a premium option is available, with additional paid features, such as greater control over RSVP functionality.
Similar to ewedding, The Knot lets you choose from a wide selection of themes, create your own subdomain, and manage RSVPs.. You can also integrate your registry information, facilitated through The Knot’s many partnerships: Amazon, Pottery Barn, Traveler’s Joy (so guests can fund your honeymoon), or Crowdrise (send proceeds to charity).
The Knot’s RSVP feature gives you the option of assigning a guest PIN, to make sure only people you invite can RSVP. Virtually all features are available for free – the only paid upgrade is removal of the words “theknot” from your website domain name. Overall, The Knot is a great place to host your wedding website, but keep in mind some of its features (registry partners, etc. . .) are optimised for use in the United States.
Zankyou gears its services to modern couples inviting guests from overseas. Catered to couples marrying later in life, who don’t need a traditional gift registry, it lets you collect financial gifts instead, and in a variety of different currencies. It even offers multi-lingual support.
Zankyou’s basic features are free, although you can upgrade to a premium account, or even add extra features ala carte. One excellent paid feature is premium assistance for your guests. This could be particularly helpful if you live in a different time zone from your guests-Zankyou staff can chat with your guests live to help them navigate the website even if it’s 2:00 am on your side of the globe.
Finally, the best wedding website for you is one that can cater to your individual needs. Even if you’re under pressure to go with a totally free website, remember that investing in the right features could save you time and money in the long run.
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Cheers to your wedding!