Wedding Planning Website – What is it?
Your wedding planning website is essentially an “ultimate guide” to your big day. For your guests, it’s an invaluable catch-all resource that includes anything from accommodation options to a behind-the-scenes look or an FAQ section to help answer certain questions such as the wedding day itinerary, attire code, gift registries and more.
For you and your loved one specifically, wedding planning websites serve a multitude of practical purposes, helping your keep track of many aspects of the wedding such as the guest list and RSVPs, gifts received, vendors, budget, timeline, photos and so much more.
Do you even need a wedding website? Well, to put things into perspective, the days of planning your wedding down on pen and paper are long gone. Smart and savvy couples today are taking advantage of wedding planning websites to make sure everything is in order.
What’s the Best Wedding Planning Website then?
To help you decide, we’ve hand-picked the top three best wedding planning websites and ran a few comparisons. Here are our findings (in no specific order):
Joy is a completely free wedding planning website or a wedding website builder, to be specific. Originally designed just for the founder’s sister, it is accessible to all couples today who want to build a fantastic wedding website that’s super-easy to use.
It comes with a free smartphone app that your guests can use to get venue directions, share photos and even call Uber when it’s time to head back.
Joy has all the design elements you might want in order to create not only a practical but also highly attractive wedding website. The editing process is easy as cake, but there is a slight drawback to using it: it doesn’t have as many layout options as the other two on this list. So while fonts, colours and style can be tweaked on the site, the structure cannot.
A fantastic wedding website builder that helps you organise everything in one place, with Appy Couple’s key focus being to make your wedding website as super-duper as possible.
An innovative feature of the wedding site builder is that it offers a personalised wedding app, which much like Joy, friends and family can use to get information on the big day including directions and documenting the big day itself – not to mention doing away with the cost of a professional photographer.
However, the platform does not come with free plans and you also need to sign up on the spot for a paid account – even before you’ve had a chance to sit down and design your site. This may prove to be a turn off for some couples, because there’s no free trial period either as some wedding planning websites offer.
The Knot has been the go-to wedding planning site for not just couples across the UK but all around the globe. It’s not surprising at all that it has its own free wedding website builder.
There are no premium plans in sight and you have full access to everything from the outset – very useful for those on a bit of a wedding budget.
Even though the dashboard-style editor in The Knot is very simple and user-friendly, you need to keep previewing your website to see what the end result will look like. So, the editor may not give as much creative freedom as most couples might desire.
Which one’s the best?
In closing – if you’re looking for the most interactive features, go with Appy Couple.
For couples on a budget who still want great features, Joy is a good choice.
However, we feel The Knot is the best overall – so there you have it!