Landing Page: Our Wedding Website

It came as no surprise to many of our friends and family that I had a URL secured and a wedding website built less than two days after Mr. Plane popped the question. While I don’t consider my page to be anything extravagant, or even overly original, I wanted a space that we could direct our guests to that would contain pertinent information without being too complicated to navigate. If you’re looking to do something similar, here’s a preview of what I did.

(All images screenshotted by yours truly—some photos by studiOsnap, others personal)

First up, the homepage (please excuse the blackouts).

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Our URL was simple: Mr.PlaneFirstNameAndMissAirplaneFirstName’sWedding.com. I used WordPress to create the site with the help of the theme Forever by Automattic. Again—super simple, clean, bright. Exactly what I wanted. Along the top you can see the menu of options for guests to choose from. Under our photo is kind of a highlight of what visitors might need at first glance.

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Below the fold, as they say, is a quick thank you to family and friends as well as a cute little countdown ticker I got from The Knot.

Next up is our FAQ section.

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The purpose of the section is to answer any questions I guessed would be frequent ones: “Where will it be?” “What should I wear?” “Will there be anything to eat?” “When should I RSVP by?” Mama Plane was a little hesitant about me posting the questions about the “dress code,” but I think I worded the answers politely enough that no one should be offended in any way.

We did a photo section that has a drop-down for a few different categories of photos”¦

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And sections for our registries and song requests”¦

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The logistics page told everyone where they needed to be (with clickable map links that I hope will be helpful)”¦

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And finally, a guestbook for visitors to leave messages and well-wishes. If I’m ever feeling a little down, I come here and read the notes from our family and friends. We are truly surrounded by love.

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And there you have it! I plan on adding to and changing the site as necessary, but as I said, I did not want to even attempt a complicated site with all the bells and whistles. (To those of you that can build those types of websites in your sleep, my hat goes off to you—what little I know about HTML could fit on a fortune cookie paper.) For us, simple was definitely the way to go. I hope our guests appreciate the effort and visit often!

Did you build a wedding website? Do you think your guests found it helpful?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Airplane

Location:
Plymouth, Michigan
Wedding Date:
09/28/2013

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    Malaya, Guest @ 1:29 pm

    I couldn’t do that much if I tried! Looks amazing! When I kick wedding planning into high gear I’m going to have to figure it out because that’s such a good idea! I’m sure your guests were so appreciative of all the information you gave to them!

    PS. Nothing wrong with a little dress code assistance (:

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    lac125 102 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:11 pm

    I’ve been debating having a website or not but I think you just may have inspired me to do it. Doesn’t look as overly complicated as I thought it would be. Love the pics of you and Mr. Plane on your home page!

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    sinfulli2sweet 320 posts, Helper bee @ 2:38 pm

    I do have a website created…it’s not public yet since my wedding isn’t until Oct 2014 but I wanted to have one as well just to showcase our wedding and we have a little section about “how we met” since there is a lot of people who don’t that story and I have a section “about us”. I think it’s cool to do. I kept it really simple as well.

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    debeachgirl 742 posts, Busy bee @ 3:35 pm

    I never had any intention of having a wedding website. However, my 2nd cousin was getting married a month before us. I have a very unique last name (as in if you have it we are related). My first name is Kristine. Her name is Kristin. One letter off. (PS I am older I just like to clarify b/c I feel like her parents stole my name — we have the same middle name too) I have always gone by Krissy or Kris. Many people don’t actually know my real first name. I was worried if someone went into a store and said Krissy Mutuallastname they could get the wrong registry or info. So for that reason alone I created a wedding website.

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    mordantmaxim 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:15 pm

    We’re using the same website template on WordPress!

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    mydressy123 3 posts, Wannabee @ 6:46 pm

    Looks so amazing!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:19 am

    I love wedding websites – super helpful!

    I agree with you on the dress code – I plan on doing the same. As much as I’d like to think that people would understand that semi-formal still means NO JEANS, I sadly know that it will have to be stated explicitly, and even then we might get some people in jeans. I really just don’t understand people. Weddings really point out the weirdness!!!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:50 am

    @Blonde17Jess: Preach.

    I love our wedding website, but it’s been a source of disappointment because I know how many people have NOT looked at it. True Confessions: I had ours made a few days before we were engaged. :P

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