If you’re anything like me, you compare everything online. Personal wedding websites are no different, services are as different as night and day. Don’t make a mistake that will affect your planning, organizing and the success of your wedding webpage to all of your family and friends…

Let’s start off with a little chartage….

 

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Well that’s pretty clear isn’t it? Are we done? Did you start building your site already? 😛

At eWedding, we offer you a high end wedding webpage that is amazingly affordable. In fact, it’s 100% free (Did I surprise you with that?). We also offer you a Premium service for just $7 per month that adds additional premium features and functionality. This makes having a Premium wedding website one of the most affordable parts of your wedding, and yet it’s one of the most seen aspects of your wedding celebration. Your wedding webpage is the face of your wedding celebration for the months leading up to your wedding.

Our Free service offers more than most paid services.

How is it that we created a service so much better than the other providers?

Easy. It’s all we do!

Big box wedding planning sites make their money from local vendor advertising. They need you to come and stay on their site so that they can market vendors to you. If you create a wedding website there, that’s a sure way to keep you coming back (so they can advertise to you more). Like Facebook and Google, they make their money from targeting you by location, wedding budget and other online activities.

Our vision at eWedding has always been to offer the most advanced, flexible, mobile friendly, and easiest to use wedding website builder on the Net. And guess what, we did it. :)

We have spent years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, investing in our website builder. We have been running our builder for nearly 14 years now and we know what brides want and need in a builder. We’re a pioneer in this industry, but our drive for making couples websites even better means we’re always updating to cutting edge technologies and advanced features.

 

Don’t take my word for it, here’s a video testimonial from Ariana and Brett, current users of eWedding.
www.AplusB2016.com

First, here’s an amazing video Brett made for Ariana before he left for Afghanistan:

 

 

We get constant feedback from couples who have wanted more than a basic wedding website and switched to eWedding. After all, it is the face of your upcoming wedding celebrations. Every day couples leave other services to come to ewedding. Once you compare services, you will see how eWedding is different.

We have succeeded in building the most powerful wedding webpage creator on the Net with the easiest to use interface. It looks simple, but don’t be deceived, we have layered in all the tools and options you could dream of (plus some more). :)

We pride ourselves on so many aspects of our system. Things like:

• Our new ’Total RSVP’ system.

• New guest list management

• Upload your songs for background music

• Custom background photos and patterns

• Custom domain name

• Email and text notifications

• Easiest to use builder

• Elegant themes

And so much more…

Okay okay, this is a lot of talk, why don’t you just try it yourself! Guess what? You don’t even need to make an account to try it. Just click here and you can start editing your names, date, adding your photos and more right now.

Take a peek at some of these sites for inspiration, these couples were awesome enough to say I could share them with you!

 

1 www.KeriandHector.com
A BEAUTIFUL site where their engagement photos are accented with the websites theme color and their music sets the perfect mood. A+

2 www.Raymondlove2016.com
View Sayonara and Ladarian’s televised proposal here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZNwj2pGLGA

“One of a kind website!!
I’m so thankful for E WEDDING, I searched for the perfect website to display all of our lengthy information for our destination wedding to Puerto Rico,and I’m so happy we found them. It was so easy and simple to create,the how to’ videos were great they walked you step by step. It has a perfect music selection for any wedding music preference and it was easy to link pictures and videos!! My family and friends are in total awe! They are in love with it too!! The website looked so amazing and classy that we don’t even have to send out invitations in the mail!! Which saves us more than 1300!! This website did it all for us!! I have the most perfect fiance,the perfect Steve Harvey show proposal, the perfect ring,the perfect destination wedding and now The Most Perfect Website!!!! Thank you!!! Sy &LaDarian. 8.27.16”

3 www.JoeyandTaylorsWedding2016.com
Joey and Taylor included everything their guests could need. Great job!

4 www.AlistairandLindsayGetMarried.com
Custom fonts and repurposed sections make this a well customized website!

“At first we thought we would build our own website, what could be simpler right? Big mistake! It was a nightmare. It was taking ages and we were getting impatient. So much so, that whilst my partner was working on it, I Googled and found eWedding. An hour later, we had an amazing website up and running and the invites were sent to print.

It was so easy to use and the end result is stunning. Our guests are hugely impressed and love it as much as we do. eWedding literally saved us from having our first argument. We can’t recommend it enough!”

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There’s no shortage of custom wedding webpage builders on the web, but there are huge differences between us.

Let’s review a few more…

1 RSVP systems

eWedding: New proprietary ‘Total RSVP’ system means you collect RSVPs your way. You can choose from an Open RSVP where everyone can RSVP and RSVP for any guests. The setup for this is very quick and easy. The other option is our Closed RSVP. The Closed RSVP is based off of your guest list. Once you add your guest list you are able to select which guests can see which RSVP’s. This means guests don’t see RSVP’s for events they’re not invited to. No hurt feelings or awkward un-invites.

Other services: No ‘Total RSVP’ system.

2 Photo options

eWedding: We know that photos are one of the most popular parts of a wedding webpage. Here’s what we offer you for your photos:

• Huge slideshows.

• Add unlimited photos to your slideshow

• Add unlimited slideshows

• Facefinder technology for smart cropping

• Unlimited photos in albums

• Giant images in your albums

• Photo ‘loves’ and commenting

Other services: A small slideshow (if they offer a slideshow) and small limited albums.

3 Unique themes

eWedding: We don’t offer hundreds of themes just for the sake of numbers. We instead focus on quality. While we have many more themes in the works, the ones we offer now are truly unique, just like you and how you want to your wedding celebration to be.

Other services: Most other services offer cookie cutter themes, or the same themes, because they’re coming from invitation services.

4 Easy to use builder

eWedding: What good is having a jet if you can’t fly it? We offer you more options than most other services while keeping our builder simple to use. Really. It looks like it’s a very basic system, but once you start building you find the layers of advanced functions.

Other services: Most other services offer a cockpit of confusing features or just a really bad user interface. This is where our 14 years of experience shines again; we are able to put amazing power at your fingertips without overwhelming you.

 

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Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

I started to create my wedding website using multiple different “builders.” Ewedding was definitely the best one and the one I decided on keeping. It has the best of both worlds, built in features as well as options to customize. The service is impressive as well. I had a question I submitted online and within hours the owner had reached out to me to answer my question. I wish all websites were like that!!!

Brandy & Chris TX, USA

All wedding dresses are the same right? I mean, they’re all white, they all go to the floor, they have some lace here and there… See, they’re all the same!

 

 

Okay, that WAS ridiculous, but the same goes for personal wedding websites. Every wedding planning site seems to be offering you a free personal wedding website, it doesn’t matter where you get one, as long you set one up right?

Same answer as the dresses… No!

As with a wedding dress, there are huuuuuge differences between them. Quality, cost, fit, feel, and the impression your family and friends have when they see it for the very first time.

At eWedding, we offer you a high end wedding webpage that is amazingly affordable. It’s like buying an Oscar de la renta gown for the price of an off the rack clearance dress. Win!

 

Let’s compare wedding websites like we all compare our wedding dresses:

1 Compare ‘Fit’

Wedding dress: Duh! Does is move with your body? You’ll know in a hurry if your dress isn’t a good fit!

Wedding website: Does it reflect your personality and style? Did you customize your background and the music to match your wedding theme, colors and music? We give you the flexibility to manage all of those.

 

2 Compare ‘Feel’

Wedding dress: Can you move well in your dress? You not only have to walk the aisle in style, but you’ll be dancing the night away in your dress!

Wedding website: Are you comfortable in your wedding webpage builder? Is it easy to navigate and easy to add new sections, edit text, add photos and more?

 

3 Compare ‘Cost’

Wedding dress: Cheaper isn’t always better. Make sure you get the best your dollar will buy.

Wedding website: Here’s where eWedding is different, our Free service offers more than most paid services. Our Premium service is only $7 per month and offers advanced features and functionality you won’t find elsewhere. Your wedding website is one of the most inexpensive parts of your wedding, but one of the most high impact, it’s the face of your wedding celebrations that everyone will see. Don’t settle.

 

4 Compare ‘Quality’

Wedding dress: No one is willing to take a wedding dress with obvious flaws, splitting seams or an uneven or unnatural appearance. Your guests will notice it a mile away.

Wedding website: We aren’t a wedding planning hub, we aren’t focused on marketing local vendors or invitations to you, we do just one thing; personal wedding websites. We’re the Net’s #1 provider of Premium wedding websites for one reason… We do it better.

 

5 Compare ‘Impression’

Wedding dress: You know that moment is coming… The moment when your family and friends will hear the music, turn, stand and watch, as you make your way in all your glory. You. Are. Beautiful.

Wedding website: As I mentioned a little earlier, your wedding website is the face of your wedding BEFORE your wedding. This is where you give your guests their first peek into what’s coming. Don’t settle, make sure you choose a quality service like eWedding to help you share your wedding online.

 

Wow, comparing our wedding websites to a wedding dress was pretty fun! I hope you will spend some time comparing services and make the choice that is perfect for you and your wedding!

 

What’s that you say? What are 3 popular reasons couples setup at eWedding? Glad you asked! 😉

1. Our new and proprietary ‘Total RSVP’ system. This RSVP system gives you 100% control over your RSVP’s. No unplanned plus ones, no awkward un-invites. Let anyone RSVP or control your RSVP’s with your guest list.

2. Couples love the ability to add unlimited sections to their websites. Add new sections, re-purpose and rename them then reorder until your site is perfect.

3. Go Premium and choose a custom domain name for your site (www.***.com). No extra cost for domain name and no contract. Or, just stick with our 100% free option!

 

Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

Our website is pretty awesome

Our website is pretty awesome

Our website is pretty awesome as we decided to elope but then this website has allowed us to share with our friends and family all that we planned in a short amount of time to make them feel a part of the whole thing.  So everyone still feels like they are invited and they didn’t miss out on any of the details…no matter how little details there were.  They have sent us messages and let us know if they thought they would like to make the last minute trip.  This site allowed us to communicated information on the live broadcast we would be doing and they all just need to go to one site for everything.  I sent out announcements…but the announcements only had the link that took them back to our website.  We received a lot of comments on how cool the site was and it was super easy and fun to set up.  I didn’t have time to send out engagement announcements, so we did engagement pictures and put that on the site as well.  I used the site to post information on discounts for flying to our wedding if they decided to make the trip.  For the small fee, this wedding website has more then paid for itself.

Valerie & Chris CA, USA

Many couples settle on their personal wedding website. Don’t make that same mistake, they’re not all the same… Scroll down to see our updated list!

 

 

Let’s outline just a few of the ways that your eWedding website will be better than any other:

1 Our advanced ‘Total RSVP’ system

One of the most important parts of a wedding (after the dress, of course) is managing your guests. This is much more than a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, it can mean:

  • Attendance
  • Meal choices
  • Allergies
  • Plus ones
  • Directions
  • Song requests
  • Special requests
  • Childcare requirements

And so much more… Try collecting all that on a single RSVP card, or with another online service. Good luck!

We revolutionized the online RSVP process for weddings and created the most advanced RSVP system. Actually, we created two. One is quick and easy, the other requires some setup, but gives you 100% control and does all the heavy lifting and organizing for you.

 

Open RSVP

Quick and easy to create. Guests see all your RSVPs and can RSVP for any event for themselves and any guests.

 

Closed RSVP

You have 100% control over who can see what and who they can RSVP for.

  • 1. You add your guest list
  • 2. Add any plus ones or connect guests to any other guest
  • 3. You set which RSVPs each guest can see and submit
  • 4. Guests will search by their name on your site and only see what you set
  • 5. Guests cannot RSVP for any extra people

If you want the no setup fuss and trust no one will RSVP for extra people, go with the Open RSVP. If you can’t fathom the thought of uninviting people, you may want to opt for the Closed RSVP.

Both these RSVP options give you a color coded RSVP manager to make managing your RSVP’s a breeze. You can also download your RSVPs in a CSV spreadsheet at any time.

 

ewedding perks

 

2 Unlimited sections

Don’t be forced into a wedding website template where you can only fill in the blanks and can’t truly make it your own.

We break down the content of your site into sections. One section is a slideshow, another is a contact form, or wedding party, photos albums, you get the idea… Now that you have all these sections, you can now:

  • Reorder your sections with drag and drop. Want your countdown at the top of your site instead of a slideshow? No problem, just drag and drop it.
  • Add new sections. Want to create multiple slideshows, multiple blog sections, more than one of any section? No problem, just keep adding.
  • Get creative. Want your family and friends song requests to be displayed on your site? Just make a new ‘Wall’ section, rename it ‘Song requests’ and now their responses of song requests appear live on your site.

add-section

 

3 Notifications

You need to know what’s happening with your wedding planning at all times, this is a given. But, you also need to know what’s happening with your guests at all times as well. They have questions, problems, requests and more.

Your wedding website is your online hub for your wedding. Perfect for your organizing, but also for your guests to send you everything you need from them. When guests are interacting with you on your wedding website, you need to know. And not know later, you need to know now. It could be something as simple as submitting a song choice or answering a poll, but it could also be a concern over travel options, or which hotel you have rooms booked at. My point is, you need to know.

That’s why we created a totally new notification system. A system that you can get real-time text notifications to your mobile phone and also get emailed to multiple email addresses.

You can set your notifications to different people, emails and mobile numbers for each form. Why? It’s simple! Different people may be helping manage different parts of your wedding planning. If your mom is managing a bridal shower, you can have those RSVP’s go right to your mom’s email so she knows who is and isn’t coming. Or if you have a planner managing RSVP’s, you can copy her on who is coming to the ceremony and reception. Maybe your fiancé is in charge of music and song requests go to his email.

It all makes sense now doesn’t it? :) Like our Total RSVP, we pioneered this new feature as well and left all other website builders in the dust. When this is all we do, we do it better. :)

 

notifications

 

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4 On page editing

Editing your wedding webpage on eWedding.com couldn’t be simpler. Click on a photo to add a photo, click on the text to edit the text. This seems simple, and it should be. We made editing so simple there’s no guess work involved. See your site as you work to make sure it’s just right.

Get stuck on something? Just click the support link on your left sidebar and you’ll open a support ticket immediately.

 

5 Background music and image

Want to add ‘your song’ to your website for your visitors to enjoy while getting up to date on your wedding plans? No problem, upload you own mp3, or two, or three! Don’t have an mp3? No problem, you can choose from our built in music collection to make your webpage even more customized. No service compares with the ease of use or ability add multiple mp3’s of your own.

Having a destination wedding? Maybe you want to add a custom beach background image. Or, maybe some nice old wood for a shabby chic rustic wedding theme? That’s under ‘Patterns’, pick from the variety of popular wood patterns. We offer a large variety of beautiful background images, patterns and colors you can use in a click. If you have something specific in mind you can upload your own image or pattern at any time.

Customizing your site to perfection is easy at eWedding, don’t settle for a cookie cutter site without your own background music and image options.

wedding website background options

 

6 Elegant themes

Don’t settle on the design of your wedding website. So many services use cookie cutter templates and just keep changing a graphic at the top and call it a day. Your wedding website is a direct reflection of your wedding celebration itself. Make sure you find a design that fits your style and gives you the opportunity to customize it with background music, patterns, font colors and more. Only eWedding gives you the flexibility to do ALL those things. We’ve heard from so many couples that left other services just for one of our themes and the flexibility they have. I know, we don’t have a ton, but this is because we spend so much time on each one, and I know it shows. We have more great themes in the works and I’m excited to get those released!

Don’t forget, you can change your theme at any time. In fact, you can edit the content on your site 24/7/365. Add new forms, photo albums, blog posts, anything at any time!

Well, thanks for sticking around this long to read through this list! Did I mention you can test our website builder without even creating an account? Just click any of the ‘Start website’ links to try it now, I’m sure you and our builder will be a perfect match. :)

wedding webpage themes

 

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Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

RSVP's across two countries!

RSVP's across two countries!

We got married in Negril, Jamaica and we used eWedding to share all the details and accommodations about the wedding with our guests. I had looked at many different website services and found that eWedding was the best to handle our RSVP’s for both the ceremony in Jamaica and our reception in St Louis. We loved the ability to customize our fonts, photos, music and it was really really simple to use. Any time we had a question the staff was so quick to help as well. We would recommend eWedding to anyone getting married.  Thank you eWedding!

http://www.TheHarperWedding.com Jen and Rob St Louis, MO

I know you all love inspiration, so I’m happy to share this beautiful couple (Jen & Rob) and with a beautiful daughter (Ava) who had a beautiful wedding in Negril Jamaica. Sorry, too many ‘beautiful’s’!

Yes, Jen and Rob used eWedding as well to coordinate their RSVP’s across two countries and guest information for their destination wedding.

I want to highlight some of the things we really loved about their site, but first, get to know this awesome couple in their awesome videos… (too many ‘awesome’s’ now?)

The proposal…

The wedding…

The website…

Visit it now: www.TheHarperWedding.com

harper wedding website

The feedback…

Aren’t those videos amazing?! Not many couples get to have their proposal on video like that, or such a beautiful location and wedding video. Jen and Rob are amazing people and have been so thoughtful in providing their photos, videos and feedback to us. Now, let’s highlight some of the cool things they did with their wedding website:

Custom domain name

Jen and Rob took advantage of one of our Premium service features which is a custom domain name. They chose www.TheHarperWedding.com, this makes sharing their website very easy.

Custom background music

How great is their background music! We offer many built in options, or you can upload your own mp3 file like Jen and Rob did. great job!

Custom background image

Jen’s choice on the custom background image looks great with their theme, ‘Sofia’. We offer many different background images you can select from if you want to change out the themes default. You can also pick any solid color, photo or upload your own photo!

Amazing slideshow

Jen and Rob have amazing engagement photos. Adding so many into the slideshow makes such a great wow factor when starting to view their site. Especially with the addition of their background music, the mood is set!

Customizing fonts

Jen took advantage of the ability to change the fonts on her site. Most fonts can be changed and you can also edit the size and color of each.

Wedding party

How beautiful is it seeing Ava as the sole person in their wedding party. Their family is complete in her for their wedding and we know the love they share is deep.

Travel section

They’re getting married in Jamaica mon! The couple added details about where to stay, activities at the resorts and surrounding areas and so much more. They even provided specific details on flights and passports. They nailed it.

Multi-country RSVP

RSVP’s are our specialty, no one provides RSVP functionality like eWedding. Offer Open RSVP for anyone to use with little setup, or use our Closed RSVP. Closed RSVP is based off your guest list and guests will only see RSVP’s you set for them specifically. No surprise guests or surprise plus ones allowed with our Closed option. You can manage your RSVP’s easily, at any time, and can even download a CSV of each events guests.

Video

I love how Jen added the proposal video to their site. Who wouldn’t want to see that! I wish every couple had a video of their proposal to add to their site!

 

A big thank you again to the Harper family, and congratulations on your beautiful wedding. It was great that you shared your wedding memories and wedding website with us, providing great inspiration for everyone.

 

Bonus material…

Full length wedding video

Slideshow

 

Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

RSVP's across two countries!

RSVP's across two countries!

We got married in Negril, Jamaica and we used eWedding to share all the details and accommodations about the wedding with our guests. I had looked at many different website services and found that eWedding was the best to handle our RSVP’s for both the ceremony in Jamaica and our reception in St Louis. We loved the ability to customize our fonts, photos, music and it was really really simple to use. Any time we had a question the staff was so quick to help as well. We would recommend eWedding to anyone getting married.  Thank you eWedding!

http://www.TheHarperWedding.com Jen and Rob St Louis, MO

There’s no better inspiration than real couples…

real couples wedding websites

Seeing what other couples are doing, or have done, with their wedding is always the most interesting type of inspiration. We love our eWedding couples and they love us. Here’s 10 couples that said we could share their sites and their feedback on our wedding website builder.

These couples have used different themes, music, colors, different sections of content on their sites and re-ordered their sections to make completely unique and elegant designs.

Take a look at these, but please remember, these are REAL COUPLES SITES. Enjoy!

 

1 Jen & Rob – MO, USA

URL: www.TheHarperWedding.com
Theme used: Sofia [Green] – Use this theme!

theharperwedding

2 Alexa & Thomas – PA, USA

URL: www.onceuponatingall.com
Theme used: Milah [Pink] – Use this theme!

Feedback: Two words: EWEDDING RULES. As a technologically challenged individual the site was so easy to navigate and manage. The designs that were available were so much better than any other site I had visited – I was even able to add music for a little extra flare which is important to me and my fiancé! Overall, a great experience and highly recommended. We have received a multitude of compliments and referral requests already!

3 Vanessa & Antonio – Bahamas

URL: www.wedthehalls.com
Theme used: Avery [Green] – Use this theme!

Feedback: Before choosing eWedding we reviewed many websites to determine who would deliver the best service for us. We were very particular on the look we were going for which was contemporary and user friendly, and we got just that! The RSVP feature that eWedding provides was the icing on the cake and will really help to make our planning a lot easier and stress free. We have received so many compliments on our website and everyone was so impressed by how much work we put into it!! Matt is really receptive to any ideas you may have and responds very quickly if you have any issues. Hands down our eWedding website boosted our wedding anticipation to the next level and serves as a place for us and our guests to visit to get excited all over again!

4 Stephanie & Oscar – VA, USA

Theme used: Alice [Blue] – Use this theme!

Feedback: What we loved most about using ewedding.com was its simplicity and facility! It’s so easy to use, so simple to figure out, but also so detailed it lets you add your own personal touch whereas other websites create a template and you have to go around it. Ewedding allowed us to add our own touch and more, I feel like we created our own actual website without having to pay all the extra money. I also love that our url is what we wanted it to be and not some generic version of ewedding.com/oururl. Overall it’s been an amazing experience, the amount of data we’ve been able to put, the songs, the pictures the colors. If I could I would keep it forever.

5 Jessica & Luis – Mexico

Theme used: Milah [Purple] – Use this theme!

Feedback: Best option even if you are in México!

 

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6 Amy & James – WI, USA

URL: www.jamesandamyswedding.com
Theme used: Diya [Blue] – Use this theme!

Feedback: I love all the options we had and being able to make our website match our personalities. People love our website!

7 Karen & Vince – CA, USA

URL: www.karen-vince.com
Theme used: Abigail  – Use this theme!

Feedback: All in all we have been pleased with eWedding products and services. These special times can be hectic and stressful but you guys lessened much of that.

8 Heather & Randall – MI, USA

URL: www.randallandheather.com
Theme used: Milah [Black]  – Use this theme!

Feedback: eWedding made it very simple to share our wedding information to family and friends in various states! I especially enjoyed the templates, it really helped take the guesswork out of what to put where on the site.

9 Tara & Joseph – NY, USA

URL: www.taraandjoe2016.com
Theme used: Alice [Pink]  – Use this theme!

Feedback: Ewedding has been the first wedding website that had themes that fit exactly what I was looking for aesthetically. The layouts are easy to use, edit, and navigate, and the customer service has been great. I really do love this site.

10 Kevin & Dylan – IA, USA

URL: www.dylvin.com
Theme used: Avery [Gray]  – Use this theme!

Feedback: We have been very happy with the service and accessibility of eWedding. We are what you might call a nontraditional couple and we are having a nontraditional wedding – to say the least. After the engagement, we weren’t even sure we would have a wedding website. In fact, we had visited other sites and cringed at some of the layouts and content and usability of the sites.

The first thing that sold me on eWedding was the ability to create a personalized URL. Once we explored the site, we were so happy with the custom layouts, fonts and color options and especially the “contact us” features that we actually made the wedding website a crucial part of the whole day. We are only requiring people to RSVP on eWedding – which has been great because we receive emails and text messages each time a guest does. Our custom URL, www.Dylvin.com, has been hash tagged and made it’s way into all wedding communication – save the dates, invitations, party favors, napkins, etc…

Our guests love the site because it is easy to check on their computers and on their smart phones. It’s really allowed us to add the personal touches that make the site and our big day unique.

The support from eWedding has also been great. I had to replace my credit card and forgot to update my information on eWedding. I received an email when my payment didn’t post and the support team walked me though the steps needed to update my information and keep my custom URL, which was so important. I’ve been very pleased with every aspect of eWedding and I’m happy to recommend it to any couple looking for the perfect place to express yourself, organize important information and really wow your guests before the big day.

Click here to see all of our available themes, you can start customizing one in a single click with no account required. View our wedding website themes

I hope you enjoyed looking through these couples sites, I know I always do. There’s so much that you can customize and so many ways to share and collect data. Add unlimited new sections and rename and reuse for new and different purposes.

 

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Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

Selecting a venue for your big day is in the top-three of most important wedding tasks, alongside finding a man and a dress, and quite a bit of wedding planning cannot occur before you discover and reserve the perfect location. In urban areas, the wealth of choices is staggering; in L.A. alone, there are more than 600 ballrooms, halls, and event spaces available to host your ceremony and reception, and few people would blame you if the sheer volume of opportunities slowed your planning progress.

Fortunately, one L.A.-based company is working to make sure venue selection is easier on an already-stressed bride and groom. L.A. Banquets owns seven distinct venues, each with its own unique style and size that provide a maximum range of possibilities with minimal effort. Below is an overview of some of L.A. Banquet’s venues. Be sure visit these many spaces before making your final decision.

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Brandview Ballroom

If, try as you might, you simply cannot clip your guest list below the 300 mark then you will need a big space for your wedding. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on style and beauty just because you need to fit a large party, especially if you reserve the Brandview Ballroom. This venue is the epitome of sophistication: Built in 1921, it retains its inherent historic elegance — with a handful of essential modern touches. This is a dazzling event space for a stunning wedding.

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The Patio at the Brandview

Just off the larger hall, the Brandview Patio presents a livelier, less formal setting for a smaller celebration. Outside under open sky, this area takes full advantage of southern California’s mild year-round weather and provides fresh air and gorgeous views.

Whether you choose light Mediterranean cuisine from Anoush or some other invigorating fare, your guests will undoubtedly be comfortable celebrating your wedding in this excellent outdoor space. Additionally, extra-large parties can reserve both the ballroom and the patio to spread out and take advantage of both indoor and outdoor experiences.

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Le Foyer Ballroom

Another big space, Le Foyer Ballroom is grandiose where Brandview is glamorous. As your guests enter, they’ll see a magnificent 25-foot fountain of Italian marble, an opulent chandelier of glittering crystal, and no fewer than 16 European-style arches around the hall. This ballroom is ideal for a classic wedding with an old-world feel; I can see the twinkling Parisian lights and smell the roses near the Seine just thinking about it.

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Le Foyer Lounge

More intimate than the wide-open ballroom but just as unbelievably chic, the lounge at the Le Foyer venue holds just about 70 guests. In this cozy marbled hall, you can spend time with your closest loved ones and truly appreciate the beauty of your wedding day.

Despite its size, the lounge boasts many amenities, including a stage for your entertainment and a bar to keep the good mood flowing. Plus, like the Brandview Patio, this lounge is also available as an addition for bigger parties in the Le Foyer Ballroom that wish for a smaller space to relax.

5

Glenoaks Ballroom

Plenty of brides and grooms have such a profound personal style that they need a venue that offers a clean slate for complete wedding customization. Glenoaks Ballroom is a stylish contemporary space, with soaring ceilings and simple décor, and it is just begging for your distinctive flair.

While all L.A. Banquets ballrooms are adaptable, Glenoaks is particularly open to your interpretation. Because the hall is so flexible, it easily accommodates any wedding theme you can dream up, from modest and modern to elaborate and extravagant.

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Galleria Ballroom

A favorite among L.A. Banquets spaces, the Galleria Ballroom is intricately decorated with old-style chandeliers, detailed woodwork, and lavish fabrics; stepping into the hall is like moving back through time into the Victorian era.

Galleria celebrations often feel inherently steeped in tradition, which can provide a satisfying sense of significance to your nuptials. If you fall in love with this space, you might take further inspiration from the era to guide your wedding events and style.

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Galleria Lounge

If you want the same age-old atmosphere for a smaller party, you should take a look at the Galleria Lounge. Timelessly sophisticated, the lounge mimics a Victorian parlor rather than an expansive ballroom, and accordingly, it provides a warm, personal feel that larger halls often lack.

However, if you require the space of the ballroom, you might consider booking the lounge for smaller pre-wedding events, like your engagement party or bridal shower, to give guests a taste of the splendor to come.

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Don’t include these and you may as well not even have a personal wedding website…

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There’s no question that every engaged couple today needs to have a wedding website. Personal wedding websites are to give your guests the information and tools they need, just as much as it is for you to share your news, photos and updates.

Your guests NEED certain information from you, and you need to collect pertinent information from them. Make sure you follow these basics to assure your wedding webpage is useful for everyone and is a successful tool in your wedding planning arsenal!

Already have a website? Compare it with our list…

 

1 The Nitty Gritty (That most forget!)

Yes, this seems like a super obvious one, but are you REALLY answering these basic details properly? These details are especially important for guests that live out of town.

  • Is there special parking or transportation?
  • Do people need to car pool or find a shuttle?
  • Is there a dress code for this event?
  • Does anyone need to bring anything?
  • Can they bring a guest or children?
  • Should you provide city transit details?

Be sure to include all the details for each event, your guests aren’t privy to the research you have done for each location.

Are you embedding a map for each event? We allow you to embed a map for every single event and location (without HTML, just type the address), or, you can even embed a full width Google map with our HTML section. We have you covered. :)

 

2 ‘Total RSVP’ (Get EVERYTHING you need)

Many couples offer online RSVP’ing for ease of use and the savings. Maybe most importantly though, it makes your planning much easier, all your RSVP responses in one centralized location.

Collecting RSVP information online means you can collect more data than with regular RSVP cards. You can collect the obvious details like guest attendance, who they’re bringing, meal choices, etc. But with eWedding, you have two choices for collecting RSVPs. We have an Open RSVP and a Closed RSVP system.

 

  • Open RSVP: Anyone can see your RSVPs and can RSVP by entering their name and guests names. Simple and quick to setup.
  • Closed RSVP: Based 100% off your guest list. You add your guests and select which RSVP’s they see. Your guests then search by their name on your website and can only see and RSVP for the events you set for them. They aren’t allowed to RSVP for anyone other than a plus or other guests you connected to them. You have complete control with Closed RSVP and there will never be the need to do the awful un-invite.

 

You can also use our custom question feature to collect meal choices, allergy information, song requests or any other data you need while guests are RSVP’ing.

Use your online RSVP manager to see at a color coded glance who’s coming and who isn’t. Don’t leave any stragglers until the week before, hit them up again as soon as possible. Ah yes, last but not least, eWedding offers you real-time text notifications to your phone when your guests RSVP on your site!

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3 Request Guest Information

It seems like wedding planning is about half what you want and the other half is what your guests want or need. Not collecting feedback and answers from guests can be devastating to the success of the most important event in your life. You NEED to collect data from everyone, make sure you collect it far ahead of time on your wedding webpage.

  • Collect song requests
  • Collect food allergy information
  • Collect addresses
  • Collect travel and transportation requirements
  • Collect babysitting requirements for events
  • Collect stories from your childhood to share on your site
  • Request photos from when you were kids

There’s so much information you need from your guests, be sure to ask these questions on your wedding website (‘Requests’ section) to allow you to plan far ahead and not be left guessing.

 

4 People LOVE Timelines

Yes, many of your close friends and family members know your story, but does everyone? Your extended family and the rest of your friends are dying to know it intimately. They maybe know when you got engaged, but do they know when you met, when your first date was, first kiss?

Laying out these relationship milestones on an actual timeline, with date, photo and description makes your story so amazing, and real, to your guests. It answers those questions they have been wondering and allows you to share them intimately.

Don’t skimp with just a story, add a detailed timeline where your family and friends can really appreciate and understand the history of you and your fiancé.wedding website timeline

5 “Who the heck is that?!”

Yup, those 5 words are uttered at every single wedding and event. Nip that in the bud quickly and easily by doing all the introductions on your wedding website first.

Adding your wedding party is a given, but did you add some real history with each of your attendants? Let your family and friends know the personal story, not just a name with the mug shot. eWedding allows you to share as much history as you want with each wedding party member, let your guests really understand your relationship with your closest friends.

  • “Is that her dad?”
  • “Is that a twin sister?!”
  • “Does she have a brother?”
  • “Is that family or a school friend?”

The list goes on past your wedding party, you should introduce your families online as well! Why not add another wedding party section and rename it to ‘Family’ and let your guests get to know your family so that they can put a face to all the names in your program. You can also add photo albums to introduce family and other important groups that you want to introduce ahead of time.

Your guests will thank you, figuring out who is who is ALWAYS something each guest spends time trying to figure out at your wedding events.

 

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6 Cake, Cupcakes or Candy Bar?

Make your family and friends feel like part of the wedding by sharing your planning journey on your blog. Not only is it fun for you to journal your planning process, it’s fun for your family to be able to follow along.

Blogging about your planning can also lead to another great perk, advice! You can detail the options for different decisions you have to make and collect feedback. Share your headache of trying to decide between a wedding cake, cool cupcakes or the trendy candy bar options for dessert. Ask people to share their thoughts in a wall post or you could even setup a custom poll and collect real numbers!

Things you can blog about on your website:

  • What you’re wearing (but no pics!)
  • Color and theme options
  • Menu options
  • Show closeup of rings
  • Your venues
  • Travel / accommodation information
  • Upcoming wedding parties and events
  • Stress levels :)
  • Thanking those who are helping you
  • Vendor reviews
  • Requesting help
  • Intimate stories (When you met, first kiss, engagement, etc.)

Collecting feedback or help in decision making isn’t required, but sharing the process and your personal journey would be amazing. After all, you’re planning the biggest day of your life, this is definitely something your family and friends will appreciate being included in on your wedding website.

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7 The Forgotten Sections

There’s no such thing as a ‘little’ thing when it comes to wedding planning, but all the details need to be ironed out. The most important ‘little things’ are the ones that need shared with your guests, the things that impact them as they come together to celebrate you.

What are some of those little things that you need to share with your guests on your wedding webpage?

  • FAQ’s
    We love it when we see couples add an ‘FAQ’ section on eWedding. Being proactive makes sure your guests are happy and not left scratching their heads or worrying about little things they think you may still need to share with them.
  • Attire
    Yes, lots of couples have different dress codes for different events. Make it easy on your guests by creating an ‘Attire’ section if there’s any events that should be clarified.
  • Children
    Are kids invited to the ceremony? What about the reception? Do you have kids meals available? Are you offering babysitting or any other special events for kids. Be sure to clarify your wishes and options for children at your events.
  • Travel/Accommodation
    If you have ‘out of towners’ coming you need to make sure they feel 100% comfortable in the plans and arrangements that have been made for them. From picking up at the airport, to hotel or home stay options, car rentals, things to see and do and more. Take care of your travelers!

These are just a few examples of the ‘little things’ that you can take care of on your personal wedding website. Or, you can just have everyone call you all day every day. 😉

8 Community

You family and friends ARE your community. They are your co-workers, your aunts, uncles, college friends, well, everyone you care about! They are all coming together, for at least one day of their lives, to celebrate YOU.

Your website is the ‘hub’, if you will, for this celebration. Why? because from the day you share your website URL to long after the wedding itself, this is where your community comes to celebrate YOU!

Your wedding website is an extension of your wedding day itself. This is where all your family and friends read your complete history, where they can understand who and why each person is in your wedding party, who everyone in your family is, see all your pics and write to you, and others on your Wall. Your website isn’t just for YOU, it’s for your COMMUNITY!

We allow you to add unlimited new sections, so you could add a new ‘Wall’ section, rename it ‘Rides’ and allow your community to write to each other about car pooling, or other travel issues that may pop up.

Use your unlimited polls and quizzes to see how many guests are interested in going to the local aquarium one day. Or, collect feedback in your ‘Requests’ section, on which restaurants people would like to get together at.

There’s so many things you can do, offer and collect from your guests to make the days surrounding your events so amazing for your family and friends. Don’t leave your ‘community’ twiddling their thumbs or wondering if there’s anything to do.

9 Crazy Big Pics!

Your website visitors EXPECT a lot of great photos. Not just great photos, but large, clear, amazing photos!

We offer you a very large slideshow right near the top of your wedding website. We even crop the photos you upload to fit perfectly. You can even add more slideshows and add more photos to each slideshow if you wish, there are no limits!

Slideshows AND photo albums? Heck yeah! Add unlimited giant pics to your photo albums as well! Add an album of childhood pics, your engagement pics, travel pics, add as many albums as you like.

We also lets your guests ‘love’ your pics and comment on your pics. How will you know if that happens? We will email and text you, of course!

Get uploading!

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These are just nine of the many reasons your wedding website is built for your guests. Whether your family and friends are coming from next-door, or from around the world, you need to make sure you answer all their questions and provide all the details they really need.

Your wedding website is tool to help plan and organize your wedding events. It’s also the ‘fun hub’ for all the interactions between your wedding guests for the months leading up to your big day, make sure you use it to its fullest extent.

 

Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

RSVP's across two countries!

RSVP's across two countries!

We got married in Negril, Jamaica and we used eWedding to share all the details and accommodations about the wedding with our guests. I had looked at many different website services and found that eWedding was the best to handle our RSVP’s for both the ceremony in Jamaica and our reception in St Louis. We loved the ability to customize our fonts, photos, music and it was really really simple to use. Any time we had a question the staff was so quick to help as well. We would recommend eWedding to anyone getting married.  Thank you eWedding!

http://www.TheHarperWedding.com Jen and Rob St Louis, MO

A beach is the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding and reception. With plenty of sunshine, water and sand, your beach only needs some unique décor to make it outstanding. Consider these unique ideas for beach wedding décor when planning your romantic beach wedding.

Abalone Shells

Abalone shells are a wonderful decorative accent for a beach wedding, and feature a gorgeous mother-of-pearl coating on the inside. They can be placed on tables, filled with a little sand, and then used to hold candles. When turned upside down, they make such a great container that they can also be used to hold tiny flower arrangements for each guest.

Abalone Shell Alter Decor
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Abalone Shell Chair Decor
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Driftwood

Driftwood is a beautiful and natural accessory that can be used many different ways for beach wedding décor. Brides can glue tealight candles to larger “branches” of driftwood for an elegant candle display, and bundles of driftwood can be tied with raffia and placed as table centerpieces. Include a few colorful flowers and you’ve got a gorgeous centerpiece that works very well for a beach wedding.

Driftwood and Flower Centerpiece
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Driftwood and Flower Aisle Decor
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Umbrellas

Umbrellas can make an ordinary beach wedding into an extraordinary affair. Large umbrellas can be purchased or rented to provide shade for guests as the couple says their vows. Colorful drink umbrellas can also be used to decorate tables and dress up foods in a tropical beach wedding.

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Umbrella Wedding Decor
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Large Garden Poles

Garden polls with hooks normally designed to hold planters can double as lantern or hanging candle holders at a beach wedding. They’re great as aisle markers that the bride will walk through as she meets her future husband at the altar. Although they traditionally come in black, they can be painted in the bride’s wedding colors easily.

Garden Pole and Flower Aisle Decor
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Garden Pole Aisle Decor
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Messages in a Bottle

Few things are more romantic than a message in a bottle, and they make fantastic beach wedding décor. They can be used as table décor, and with careful construction, can even be used as place cards for each guest.

Message in a Bottle Decor
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Beach weddings are beautiful and memorable, and with the right décor, can be breathtaking. Consider these décor elements for your beach wedding, and let your creativity and imagination run wild.

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day, especially when the photographer starts snapping pictures. If you want to ensure that you are glowing on your big day, you should start a few months in advance. Here are some tips for looking great for your wedding.

2-3 Months in Advance

If you want to lose a few pounds before your big day, now is the time to start. Increase your exercise regimen to include a 15 to 30 minute brisk walk each day, and start eating lighter. Avoid sugary and fatty foods and snack more on vegetables and fruits. You can also burn more calories by making your day a little bit harder. For instance, take the stairs rather than the elevator, swim for an hour each day and park further out in the parking lot when you go shopping.

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1 Month in Advance

You’re probably considering a spray tan or several afternoons in the tanning bed to give you a healthy glow before the big day. If you’re going to start tanning, you’ll want to start now, and visit the tanning bed 1 to 2 times a week. If you’re going to get a spray tan, try one now so you know it’s not going to be too orange or streaky for your wedding day. If you want a brighter smile, now is a great time to consider having your teeth whitened or using an at home whitening kit.

Woman getting a Spray Tan
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1 Week in Advance

Now is when you should get your final spray tan. You never want to get it the day before, just in case the tan doesn’t work out well. Getting it now gives you a week for it to fade slightly. If you’re considering having a haircut, now is the best time to get it. Again, doing this the day before could create panic if the haircut doesn’t turn out how you planned.

Wedding Day Haircut
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2 Days in Advance

Exfoliate your skin thoroughly now, so it has time to heal and any reddening can fade before the big day. You’ll want to do your manis and pedis now, too, so your fingers and toes look great (especially if you’re wearing open toe shoes). Now is also a great time for waxing to make sure your skin is smooth, silky and hair-free.

French Style Mani Pedi
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If you follow these tips, you’ll have the day before to relax before getting make-up and hair done the morning of your wedding, and you’ll look fantastic for your groom and your wedding pictures.

Here’s a wonderful idea for soon-to-be brides that plan on having a family. Create a wedding diary to give to your oldest daughter when it’s time for her to start planning a wedding! It’s a super special gift that she’ll absolutely love. Here’s how to do it.

The Book

Purchase a small scrap book with plenty of pages and make sure it’s acid-free paper so it will last a long time without fading or turning yellow. There are many different kinds of books, and you can even get one embossed with your name and wedding date.

Wedding Scrap Book
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What to Add

As you go through the wedding planning process, make little notes and tips that will be useful for your future daughter. You can add magazine clippings, pictures from brochures, pictures you’ve taken yourself or other little mementos from your planning. Add invitations from your bridal shower, wedding invitations and save the date cards, etc.

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Making it Extra Special

When the wedding is over, place a beautiful wedding photo at the end of the book and perhaps an inspirational quote or something similar. This will wrap up the book and create the “happily ever after.” This is a wonderful gift that your daughter will absolutely love, and if you don’t have a daughter, it can be a very touching gift for a daughter in law or close family member.

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