Recently Engaged? Here's When to Put Up (and Take Down) Your Wedding Website

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Wedding website etiquette

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Most engaged couples create wedding websites to compile all pertinent information in one place for their guests' convenience and entertainment. While many brides and grooms-to-be put a link to their site on their engagement announcements or save-the-date cards, others put it together when more details come together. Is there an appropriate or specific time to put up and take down a wedding website, though? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your engagement questions in our daily post.

I just got engaged! When do I put up my wedding website? When do I take it down?

Your website should go up as soon as you have any details to share, such as the wedding date, ceremony and reception venues, registry links and locations, hotel information, bridal party bios, and so on. It's especially helpful to include a link to the website on any pre-wedding invitation stationery you send out (save-the-dates, etc.) It sounds so very 21st century, but it's the best way to keep all of your friends and family in the loop from the get-go. Even if there isn't much to post at the very beginning, use it to share photos of you and your future husband and to set the tone for your big day—whimsical, formal, low-key, whatever your style, pick a template that reflects it. Keep adding to your site as plans develop. It's usually left up for a few months after the wedding, which is helpful to guests who may still want to send you a gift from your registry.

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