Dynamic Real Wedding Website "Our Story" Examples to Inspire Your Own
Congratulations—you're engaged! Once you've posted your ring selfie and shared the happy news with your loved ones, it's time to start planning your wedding and creating your wedding website to keep everyone in the loop.
As you design and write the "Our Story" section for your wedding website to perfectly represent you and your partner, you might find yourself wanting to get inspired by real wedding website "Our Story" examples. If that's the case, you've come to the right place. We've compiled wedding website story examples published by real couples on The Knot and a list of expert writing tips so you can steal one (or two) creative wedding website ideas to tell your own "How We Met" story.
Wedding Website "Our Story" Examples
One of the first things people will likely do when they visit your wedding website (besides browsing your registry picks) is read your "Our Story" or "About Us" webpage. If you've got writer's block or simply need a little guidance to get started, take inspiration from these wedding website story examples.
Ariel and Dan
Ariel and Dan broke down their relationship step by step, so their family and friends could go back in time and relive the romance.
"Our story began at LaGuardia Airport in New York. We were both going back to school in Atlanta. After a mutual friend introduced us we realized our seats were very close to each other. Dan could tell that Ariel, a classic nervous flyer, could use some support. A pretty turbulent flight allowed us to get to know each other. Throughout the rest of the semester we became good friends. As summer approached, we learned that we would be interning across the street from each other. After having lunch together every day that summer we both knew it was only a matter of time. When we got back to school for fall semester the rest was history!"
Monica and Jared
Monica and Jared used their personalized webpage to explain how Monica's sister essentially brought the two together in the beginning of their relationship.
"Jared had recently moved to Tallahassee to begin his new job at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, and Monica had recently moved home after college. Jared and Monica met through mutual friends and became friends themselves; little did they know that Monica's sister Rachel was already devising a plan to make their match happen! Jared was working on Christmas Eve that year, and Rachel took full advantage of that situation by inviting him to their family dinner. It should be noted that Rachel did not inform Monica of this addition until Jared was already at the door–needless to say, Monica was slightly surprised! That night, Jared met and mingled with Monica's entire family like he had known them for years (they all assumed he was the 'new boyfriend') and she got her first glimpse into the incredible person he is. Even though it wasn't until several months later when Monica finally agreed to go out on a date with him, she can look back and know that Christmas Eve was the night she started falling in love with her future husband."
Victoria and Edwin
In this wedding website story example, fiancés Victoria and Edwin shared the story of how they met—and it was all thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals.
"It was October, the Cardinals were in the playoffs, and St. Louisans had flocked to the hundreds of bars in St. Louis that were showing the Cards game that night. Ed's friend Jeff suggested they go to a bar in the Tower Grove neighborhood to watch the game and meet up with another friend of his. Victoria had plans to watch the game there too, with some friends of hers. As it turns out, Ed's friends and Victoria's friends knew each other, and introduced them. Ed and Victoria seemed to hit it off immediately, in their own awkward way. After getting to know each other over a few hours, Ed was clumsy enough to spill a drink on Victoria, which is her favorite part of the story to tell. By some miracle, Victoria still liked Ed enough to continue hanging out with him and eventually even go on a date with him a few weeks later."
Radhika and Doug
For Radhika and Doug, their origin as a couple was a bit unconventional—but they weren't afraid to celebrate it on their wedding website.
"We met in college over a dead cat. No, it's not what you think. It was a senior-level biology course at Case Western Reserve University, a vertebrate dissection lab that required long hours outside of the allotted class time. Both of us took the course while interviewing for dental school all over the country, forcing us to be in the lab together long past daytime on the weekends we were in Cleveland. And two unfamiliar people became friends."
"Our Story" Writing Tips for Your Wedding Website
As you can see from the above wedding website "our story" examples, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to telling your story, however, we've put together these writing tips to help you out.
Pick a Point of View
When it comes to writing your wedding website story, you can approach the text from the first-person point of view (e.g. "We met in college"), or a third-person point of view to make it easier to write about each individual (e.g. "Pat was living in New York and Chris was visiting when they were introduced by a mutual friend."), or a combination of both.
An alternative approach would be to have each partner write their own individual story from their perspective (and in the first person).
P.S. If you're getting tripped up on the format, simply start by jotting down your story and an outline of the details you'd like to share (or dictating and transcribing it if that's easier for you), then edit the text after for flow and clarity.
Keep It Authentic
Wedding websites are uniquely different for each couple, which is what makes them so personal and authentic. The best part about sharing your story is that it allows your friends and family to get to know you and your partner on a deeper level—especially wedding guests that don't know you that well.
While you want it to be personal, keep in mind that some details should be kept private. You'll also want to be sure that both you and your fiancé(e) are comfortable with the information and photos to be shared before you hit publish.
Create a Timeline of Your Relationship
Your friends and family will want to relive every sweet moment of your relationship, from when you met down to the proposal. One of the best ways to illustrate your love story is by creating a photo timeline of your relationship milestones.
Bonus: The Knot Wedding Website Our Story template provides a relationship timeline tool. All you need to do is gather up photos, dates and captions to display them as a timeline.
Incorporate Your Family
Extended family members often hold important roles in relationships. To give your wedding guests insight into your family backstory, you might consider incorporating them into your "Our Story" section on your wedding website. You can do this by dedicating a paragraph to each side of the family or by weaving details into your story if they played a significant role in your relationship.
Include Your Favorite Hobbies, Pop Culture Moments or Sports Team
One of the most creative wedding website ideas is to incorporate a mutual interest into your "How We Met" story (and throughout your website design for that matter). For many couples, their favorite hobby, book series, musical artist or sports team may play a huge role in their relationship, so it only makes sense to weave it into their wedding story, too.
Pro tip: If you love this idea, you can further incorporate this element into your wedding website through your design, verbiage and even your engagement photos (themed photoshoots, anyone?). Fully representing yourselves will take a little bit of creativity, but it will result in a wedding website that your guests will love using.
Consider Creating Sections
Your story should be about 300 to 400 words. To make it easier for your wedding guests to read, consider breaking it up into sections like "How We Met", "Our Proposal", "Meet the Family" and "Relationship Timeline". Close it off with a few words about your wedding day and how you're looking forward to celebrating with your guests.
Diane Hall contributed to the reporting of this article.