For the wedding website, I wanted to do a one-page, easy to navigate and scroll right through to what you needed to know for the wedding. This means that this is it, there are no additional pages. These types of layouts are quite popular currently.
I created the site with WordPress, using a theme called Divi that my Dad recommended. It’s easy to use and flexible to change. The dot navigation on the right side can be turned on and off in the admin panel, but it follows you down the page as you scroll down.
There is a slideshow that rotates after that photo you see at the top. There are about 4 photos total. I apologize if there is repeating of some areas, that was just so you could see it as if you were on the site itself without missing anything. The titles shown above and below are also navigation to jump down the page, say to “Registry” quickly. (It only shows up once).
I wanted to set up a countdown for us more than anything, but I also think it’s fun for guests to see how close it is.
The next portion was Our Story. I struggled with this one. When I first started thinking of ideas, I wanted to write a “his” and “hers” and “ours” portion. This did not happen, so I just settled on a brief timeline. I also update it as events happen (such as our birthdays or anniversaries).
The next part is my favorite! The photos. I did not include every single one on our page here for your benefit. You can also click on them to enlarge and scroll through that way.
After the photo gallery, I recently added the WedPics section. My friend Ashley did this for her wedding, and it seemed to be pretty successful and useful. Wedding guests download the app and they share their photos with you during every part of the wedding (from engagement to honeymoon). You can order prints and download the albums. That way, if someone gets an awesome photo of you dancing during the reception, they can share it with everyone! Pretty neat.
The important part: the wedding event information! Here I just listed the details of our ceremony and reception. There’s also a map below this section.
For my out of town guests, I set up a room block at the Hampton Inn nearby.
I wanted people to be able to check out who was in the Wedding Party. I wanted to do bios for everyone, but decided that chasing everyone down (especially the groomsmen) would be more trouble then it was worth, so I chose just to go with a photo of them plus their first name.
Sorry for the gap here… You get the idea.
Then, I added our registry information with links to the registries. Everything I read online basically said that if you include your wedding website on the invitation (which we did), you’re set for providing registry information. It’s an awkward subject to be completely honest. I also debated writing a blurb here under the title, but felt it was unnecessary.
Finally, in case anyone wanted to RSVP online, this was an option. I honestly hope that no one uses this portion, however, since we did end up going with pre-stamped RSVP mad-lib cards. Plus, I love fun mail!
So there you have it, our wedding website! Pretty simple and to the point, but gets the job done! 🙂