What Is The Best Site To Create My Wedding Website?

Wedding Woo sample website

Having a website for your wedding is a great way to keep guests informed and in the loop about all of your wedding’s details, including itineraries and schedules, venues and locations and more. In this day and age, many couples are opting to have a website, social media accounts and even a hashtag for the big day. It’s a simple way for the bride-and-groom-to-be to stay in contact with their guests in the otherwise hectic process of wedding planning. These are five of the best wedding website options online for the modern couple.

Joy

Joy is the most modern, elegant and full-featured wedding tech we found.   Its wedding website is not only beautiful it also supports adding so many pages like schedule, story, wedding party, flights, hotels, AirBnbs FAQs, engagement photos or whatever else might come to your mind.   It also gives you a fine grain control on the privacy of each page so for example, you can keep your schedule protected under password but keep your photos visible to everyone.

It has many beautiful designs from traditional to modern, from rustic to beach destination etc.  And they are constantly adding more.  You can customize colors, fonts, designs and make it very personal.

Joy supports online Save the Dates and gorgeous online wedding invitations completely free.  So you do not have to pay standalone invite solutions like Paperless post.   If you like the good old fashioned way then you can also order matching printed stationery.

The RSVP system in Joy is sophisticated enough to add any number of questions (including multiple choice) and also determine whether you want to ask questions one per household (e.g. whether they need hotel room) or to every guest (e.g. dietary restrictions).  Most of these features you would pay for at other RSVP systems.

Guest management in Joy, in general, is quite advanced.  You do not need to use excel sheets anymore and their guest list not only manages your guests but also their +1s.

Joy also comes with a wedding app where your guests can upload photos, can get to know each other, can get one-click driving directions, use Lyft & Uber integration and even get your last minute announcements out to your guests.

Joy has many other additional features like the Live slideshow at reception, Unplugged ceremony, Strict name matching for RSVP and so much more.

Features: Wedding Website, App, Themes, Online RSVP, Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates, Photo Gallery, Live Slideshow, Registry, Story, Schedule, FAQs, Wedding Party, Notifications, Matching Prints, Guest Management, Travel Arrangements, Custom Privacy Options

Pros:

  • Most modern, elegant and yet full-featured
  • Very simple to use
  • Free for both you and your guests
  • Best customer service
  • Constantly adding innovative features

Cons:

  • No custom domain option but you can still get www.withjoy.com/amyplusdave type names.  Also heard from their customer service that they are going to work on it soon.

Pricing: FREE forever

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Appy Couple

The website/app combo Appy Couple makes it easy for wedding guests to keep track of all the event details in a sleek app on their smartphones. Create and manage your guest list, including allocating plus-ones on the web editor. Guests can RSVP from the app or website and you can keep track of them via either platform. Include details about each event, including fun things like dress code, playlists and weather, so that your guests will be up to date. There are many photo-related features, including being able to take, edit and share photos in real time within the app. You can also add YouTube or Vimeo links to different sections of your website. There is also an instant messaging platform for users to connect with one another.

The app also includes a few extra fun features, such as a wedding countdown, day-of photo stream, airplay to showcase photos in real-time, a puzzle and a virtual champagne toast to get the party started. Appy Couple offers over 400 beautiful themes to choose from, including being able to select a design based on color palette or wedding style.

Features: Themes, event details, guest photos, travel arrangements, messaging, stories, registries, notifications, RSVPs, custom privacy options, image gallery

Pros:

  • Website and app created in one single process
  • Guests can download app for free
  • Over 400 pretty, modern themes to choose from
  • One-time fee

Cons:

  • No custom domain option available
  • No free trial

Pricing: $35 one-time fee

Appy Couple sample wedding website Appy Couple sample wedding app

 

Wedding Jojo

Wedding Jojo offers a free option to let users get a taste for what they’ll receive if they sign up for a premium account with this wedding website maker. There are 8 different themes to choose from that can be customized to fit your wedding’s color palette. Upload your photos to an image gallery and organize them into separate albums as needed. You can manage RSVPs for each event within the website as well. Travel details and a guestbook are also available sections to include on your website.

The free trial gives you a taste of what having a wedding website on Wedding Jojo would be like. The premium version offers many theme options, unlimited photo storage, a free custom domain, your own blog, a planning kit, password protection and unlimited customer support. A few of the theme options are even designed by Martha Stewart Weddings. Wedding Jojo plans are month to month with no contract, allowing you to cancel at any time.

Features: Themes, event details, guest photos, custom domain, guestbook, travel arrangements, registries, RSVP management, password protection

Pros:

  • Free option gives you an idea of what Wedding Jojo offers
  • Custom domain is included with premium package

Cons:

  • Must pay for premium version to receive any customizable options
  • Page options are limited to the default categories

Pricing: $14.99/month with no contract

Wedding Jojo sample website

 

Wedding Window

Wedding Window offers one of the most comprehensive free wedding website packages out there, with 9 mobile-friendly templates to choose from and up to 14 pages including password protection. There is also a simple RSVP function to accept RSVPs online. Premium accountholders have more theme options that allow you to customize the colors, fonts and images to match your wedding’s overall theme. There is also a guest list RSVP option which allows you to associate guest lists with events so  you can control who RSVPs to which events.

There are 3 different premium packages available to choose from. The Smitten package boosts the number of standard pages to 40 and allows you to create 20 custom pages. It also increases your storage amount to 20 GB and 10 GB of video space (up from 50 MB and 0 MB respectively for the free account). The Smart package includes the Smitten features, but also includes a custom domain and email addresses. The Savvy package includes all of these features and adds a keepsake download and CD for just the cost of shipping and handling.

Features: Themes, event details, media gallery, image library, password protection, countdown, registries, purchasable custom domain, fully customizable themes with premium, RSVP management, custom website pages

Pros:

  • Basic package is free for a year
  • You can create your own website pages outside of the defaults
  • Fully customizable themes

Cons:

  • Pricey

Pricing:

  • Smitten: $69/year or $10.99/month
  • Smart: $89/year – includes hidden copyright, custom domain, email addresses
  • Savvy: $129/2 years – includes hidden copyright, custom domain, email addresses, keepsake download

Wedding Window sample website

 

Wedding Woo

Wedding Woo uses your own image to create a full page background image for your website, bringing the focus solely to you. The simple, clean template designs make it a modern and pretty way to communicate with your guests. You can choose the colors and fonts to match your wedding’s theme and fully tailor the look to suit your personalities. With all the pre-built pages ready for you to personalize, Wedding Woo makes it easy to create your own website.

Included in an account is unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth and reliable hosting. If you purchase your own custom domain, they will help you integrate it with your site. Their user-friendly dashboard makes it clear how to customize and create your own pages and add your own information. You can even preview all your changes live as you make them.

Features: Themes, widgets, event details, wedding checklist, travel arrangements, guestbook, RSVPs, custom domain integration, password protection, unlimited media storage, registries

Pros:

  • Add widgets like a countdown or Soundcloud
  • Easily share Instagram photos on your website
  • Free trial

Cons:

  • Pricey

Pricing: $49/year or $69/2 years

Wedding Woo sample website

 

WedBuddy

Take one of WedBuddy’s beautiful themes and make it your own with font and color options. Add event details, tell your story and keep your guests up to date with email notifications or updates to the website. The gallery feature allows you and your guests to easily upload photos and videos. You can also send out evites for each event and manage RSVPs and your guest list online.

There is a customizable checklist feature that will keep you on track for due dates on your to-do list. Not only can you keep track of what needs to be done before the wedding, but you can delegate tasks on your checklist to your guests, enabling you to collaborate with your friends and family to plan the perfect wedding. WedBuddy offers many different themes and features to suit your needs.

Features: Themes, galleries, event details, updates, registries, evites, RSVPs, guest list, guestbook, travel arrangements, checklist, password protection

Pros:

  • Free 14 day trial
  • Unique themes to choose from
  • Wedding task checklist

Cons:

  • No custom domain option

Pricing: $13/month or $75/year

WedBuddy sample website

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