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7 Common Wedding Website Mistakes to Avoid

From oversharing to confusing your guests, when it comes to making your wedding website these are the 'don'ts' you should definitely steer clear of!

Bride and groom hugging
Pexels / Nika Zhorzholiani

Bride and groom hugging
Pexels / Nika Zhorzholiani

A wedding website is your guests go-to for everything they'll need to know about your wedding day and while you might be in the know of what you should include, you might not be aware of the things to avoid. 

Your wedding website will likely be the first look your friends and family have of your wedding and the last thing you want in the months leading up to your special day is confused, overwhelmed or even annoyed guests!

Make sure you don't make any embarrassing blunders by following our handy 'don't' list below. From information faux pas to design no-nos, these are the common wedding mistakes to steer clear of. 


7 Common Wedding Website Mistakes to Avoid

1. Providing Limited Information

Wedding guests celebrate by popping champagne
Pexels / Soner Gorkem

The key purpose of your wedding website is to prepare guests with all the information they'll need ahead of the big day, so it's important that you cover all bases. Limited information on your wedding website will lead to confused guests and an overload of questions coming your way - something you definitely want to avoid having to spend time answering in among all your wedding planning.

It's likely that you won't forget to include practical details such as location, date and time, but these aren't the only points your guests will need to know. We recommend going through your wedding schedule and creating a list of every question that may be asked by a guest and including the answer on your wedding website. From the dress code to parking and everything in between there's a lot to remember, so take a look at our guide on what to include on your wedding website to make sure nothing is left off. 

2. Oversharing

As important as it is to include vital information, it's also a good idea not to overshare. Remember, a wedding website is first and foremost there to allow easy communication between you and your guests, so you don't want to share anything that'll make people uncomfortable. 

That's not to say you shouldn't have a personal blog section on your wedding website with your proposal story or a few loved-up snaps, but a five-page essay on how you met probably isn't necessary. 

3. Using the Wrong Tone of Voice

On your wedding day you might want to put a few rules in place, such as deciding whether your guests can bring a plus-one or wanting them to go social-media free. Your wedding website is a great place to highlight these as it'll save you any awkward conversations or misunderstandings on the day itself. 

Considering your wording and the tone of voice you use when outlining these rules is crucial. Yes, it's your wedding day and you want to set the right expectations, but you don't want to come across as rude or demanding. Instead of saying, 'No phones allowed!', you might want to use light-hearted language such as, 'Kindly switch off all phones during our ceremony and enjoy this special moment with us.'

READ MORE: How to Have an Unplugged Wedding

4. Including Exclusive Events

You'll be sharing your wedding website with everyone who is attending the big day and while it might seem convenient to include details of all the events surrounding your wedding, such as a bridal shower or stag do, it's highly unlikely that your whole wedding party will be invited to these celebrations as well as the wedding. 

Adding these details might make some of your guests feel excluded, so your best bet is to set up separate group chats on Facebook or WhatsApp to discuss the logistics of exclusive events there.  

5. Giving Away Wedding Surprises

Bride and groom in an ice-cream van

Practical details aside, you may have a few special moments that would be lovely to surprise your guests with on the big day. In all the excitement of wedding planning it's tempting to reveal every single detail about your wedding day on the website but remember part of the fun of attending a wedding is the unexpected - so don't spoil everything before they've even arrived.

It'll help build the buzz around your special day and they'll be counting down the days!

6. Confusing Website Designs

You can be as clear and as detailed as you want with the wording and information on your wedding website, but if you have a confusing website design that isn't easy to navigate, you'll be left with baffled guests and a whole load of questions to answer.

We don't want to toot our own horn but the Hitched wedding website creator offers you practical and pretty templates so the hard work is already done for you. You have the option to customise the pages to suit your style and taste, meaning you'll keep the clear layout but the wedding website will be completely personal to you as a couple.

7. Overthinking Things

Ultimately, creating your wedding website should be a fun activity for you to do as a couple so if you find yourself getting stressed keep your website simple and don't spend too much time trying to perfect it. After all, the guests seeing it are the people closest to you and they'll just be just as excited for your wedding day as you are no matter how high-tech it looks!

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