Is a Wedding Website Really Necessary?

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With so much technology available to help simplify the wedding-planning process, it is often a foregone conclusion that every couple will create a wedding website. However, not everyone wants to publish their nuptials details for everyone to read. Our etiquette experts weigh in on the whether or not you need to create a wedding website.

The primary purpose of the wedding website is to give guests a central hub where they may find information about your big day. Queries about the location, dress code, registry, travel plans, even your social media hashtag can all be found on the average wedding website, and some also allow guests to share their well-wishes for the happy couple. The wedding website can also serve as a wonderful networking tool for guests, and allow for the couple to post important notifications regarding the event. However, there is no need to create a wedding website if you feel strongly opposed to the idea. If properly composed, your save-the-date card and wedding invitation should provide guests with the essential information they need for your wedding. If any unexpected amendments to the initial plan must be announced, or the bride and groom feel the need to brief their guests on pertinent information without the aid of a wedding website, a concise group email is equally effective.

Fashioning a wedding website is a handy tool for many modern couples, but the practice is by no means a necessary component of wedding planning. If you feel that a dedicated website is not essential for your own big day, by all means skip it.

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