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Thursday, October 9, 2014

5 Wedding Website Mistakes

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Strikingly.com

Wedding websites have been consistently growing in popularity over the past few years. They are particularly great for destination wedding couples since most guest lists for weddings away involve family and friends spread across the globe. Putting together a website for your wedding is a great place to share information about your registry, travel information, background on your chosen destination and accommodation recommendations. Not surprisingly, not every wedding website is created equal. We have an expert in the field to offer five tips on what to avoid with your own wedding website.

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MISTAKE #1:  A ONE-SIDED AFFAIR
What happens when just the bride or groom builds the website? The other person's voice seems strangely missing. Create the website as a team.

MISTAKE #2:  UNUSABLE ON MOBILE
Lots of guests will use your website on their mobile phones, such as when they need directions to various event venues. But most wedding websites don't optimize for mobile navigation and reduced clicking.

MISTAKE #3:  TOO MUCH 'PDA'
It's cute to see a few kissing photos on a wedding website, but don't litter it with pictures of you sucking face with your sweetheart. Keep it G-rated.

MISTAKE #4:  FAILING TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE
It's exciting for your guests to see regular updates about the wedding and all of the fun they will be having. Try to update your site every few weeks.

MISTAKE #5:  TAKING DOWN THE WEBSITE TOO SOON
Once you've built the website, why get rid of it right after the wedding? Use the site to remember the day, gather guest photos, post honeymoon pictures and let others share in what's coming next.

David Chen is CEO of strikingly.com, a free tool which allows you to build a stylish and sophisticated website with little effort and time. While not specific to weddings, this website tool could be perfect for creating your own informative, exciting site! Visit strikingly.com for more information and be sure to keep David Chen’s tips in mind when putting together your site!

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