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9 Steps to Take Your Wedding Website to the Next Level
June 30, 2016
Looking to take your wedding website to the next level?  We're here for you... and so is the team at Minted. Together we're counting down a little how-to on making that wedsite POP, so you can tell your guests just when and where the party is.  From sharing your love story to outlining all of the amazing details, here's a list of nine must-do's for THE perfect website - awesome features, customizable layouts and seriously stunning designs from Minted included.

DON'T FORGET THE DETAILS


I am a big fan of giving your guests detailed information and pointers on what to expect about the ceremony and reception locations - specifically dress code. I once went to a wedding that had a really rocky ceremony location, followed by a mucky grass recaption. I wish they had mentioned not to wear high heels. People always have questions on the dress code, so some advice beyond "casual attire" is helpful! - Libby

START WITH A THANK YOU


Your guests will be traveling near and far to celebrate your Big Day, so giving them more than one thank you is most definitely a must.  There's nothing I love more than perusing a friends' website and landing on a sweet note of gratitude... it makes me feel like a special part of their big moment. - Dawn

OFFER A VARIETY OF LODGING OPTIONS


Offer a variety of options for lodging if you're having an out-of-town or destination wedding. Yes, this is your wedding and you might be going all out, but your guests might have three other weddings this season and are on a set budget.  We listed low, medium and high price-points from cute little inns to the high end hotel we were staying at.  Also, list how far each hotel is away from the reception site, so your guests can plan their car or taxi ride accordingly to and from. - Melissa

HIGHLIGHT YOUR FAVORITE PLACES


If you're planning a destination fete (or even if you're the local inviting a lot of out of towners) offer your guests a to-list of a few of your favorite things in/or around the area! My entire guest list was West Coast and we made sure to share our favorite New England joints - everything from the local gem with the best brew, to where to find the best roast beef sandwich, to which beaches the locals favor. - Michelle

SHARE YOUR LOVE STORY


Share your love story! My favorite part of any wedding website is reading a sweet write-up of how the couple met. And of course, details about the proposal. It's a fun way for your guests to feel involved right from the get-go and share in the excitement leading up to the big day. - Stephanie

LOGISTICS, LOGISTICS, LOGISTICS


There can never be enough logistical details in my book! I've attended so many weddings where there was confusion on where do you meet for the shuttle, what time, does it come again if we miss the first round, etc! Giving your guests as much timing and location information - especially with transportation - helps you and your wedding run smoothly in the long run - Elizabeth

REMEMBER THAT CONTACT INFO


Don't forget to add contact info for guests who might have extra questions! Consider creating a separate wedding email address and give your maid of honor or best man access to it as well to help with answering any wedding-related questions. - Melissa

MAKE THOSE BRIDAL PARTY INTRODUCTIONS


Save yourself the introductions and give guests an idea of who the Bridal party is! Not only will they have a better understanding of your VIP's, but you'll also give your ladies some much deserved attention. - Michelle

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS


Your friends and family LOVE you with all of their hearts... and they want to see more of you! Be sure to add some of those sweet, sweet moments you have captured over the years, including that ah-mazing engagement session you had sooo much fun capturing with your photog. - Dawn
So you know what needs to be included on your Minted website, but did you also know that Minted offers a never-ending lineup of awesome features that will make the entire process easier than picking that color scheme for your bridesmaids?  From customizable layouts to event RSVPs to gift registries, Minted has everything you've ever wanted, plus a show-stopping design that will leave all of your guests talking. You can even upgrade to a Premium site for a custom URL, photo galleries and website privacy. Oh, and check out the matching wedding invitations... cohesiveness makes our heart happy.

Head to Minted today to peruse the gorgeous options and don't forget that Minted is offering a FREE upgrade to their premium wedding websites (a $35 value) for the first 100 visitors. CLICK HERE NOW to redeem.