This Is Exactly How to Make a Wedding Website That's Memorable

Create something you and your guests will love.
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Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
Associate Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Nov 20, 2023

Once you've secured a wedding date and found a venue, it's time to have a celebratory drink and create a space for your guests to see all your wedding deets. That's why you need to learn how to make a wedding website. As the digital hub for your wedding information, your site is worth making because it's a must-have tool for you and your guests. And if you want to know how to make a wedding website for free, The Knot has plenty of resources to help you create a useful and personalized site.

Think of it this way: The last thing you want to worry about is answering questions from guests leading up to your wedding day. Your site is the space to share everything from the location to dress code details. By including all the wedding info on your site, you'll have a place to direct guests if they reach out with questions you've already answered. So if you're wondering how to make a website for your wedding, we've broken out everything you need to know in a step-by-step guide. Learn how to get started here and get creative while building your site.

How to Make a Wedding Website: 11 Steps

Want to learn how to create a wedding website? Look below and use our helpful steps so you can make one for free. Yes, you read that right, making a wedding website is free on The Knot unless you want to purchase a domain (more on that later).

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1. Go to The Knot's website.

Make a wedding website by first going to The Knot's homepage. On the upper left, click on the tab that says "Wedding Website" scroll down on the menu, and click the "Start a Wedding Website" tab. Once you do that, select the "Explore Designs" button to choose your wedding website template.

2. Explore the wedding website templates.

Browse through all available design options, and pick the one that best represents you and your S.O. You can find hundreds of free templates that match your invitation suite to make your site feel customized to you. There are themes for every couple, from bohemian to gothic, and at least three different color options for almost every template. This is definitely one of the most fun parts of the wedding website process.

3. Add your wedding details and FAQs.

When it comes to how to make a wedding website on The Knot, the next step is adding your personal details. Type in your and your partner's names and sign up on The Knot with your email and password. You can even change the URL to match your and your partner's names or your wedding hashtag. Making a custom domain or URL gives you a unique element of personalization, a shorter web address and makes it easier for your guests to remember. Search for your desired domain name under the "Customize domain" tab, and if it's available, it's all yours—this add-on costs $19.99 a year. You'll then need to add your wedding date and location.

We highly suggest you create a FAQ section, which is titled "Q + A" on the site, on your wedding website. In this section, you can answer common questions your guest might ask to avoid dozens of random texts and calls before the big day. Here are some questions you can answer: Will the wedding be indoors or outdoors, are guests allowed to bring a plus one or will there be an open bar?

4. Write a welcome message.

Now here's how to create a wedding website like a pro—start writing a welcome message. This is the first page guests will see when they find your wedding website, so welcome them accordingly. Most wedding website templates will have a text box to write a welcome message, but what you put in the space is up to you.

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The most important information to include is your and your partner's names, the wedding date and the location. Of all the wedding details, these are the most valuable to guests. Next, you can write a short and simple note or share more intimate details about your relationship and the proposal. Get creative and let your personality shine. This is also known as your "Our Story" moment, where guests can read more about how you met and got engaged. Including those details is a great idea because people learn more about you.

5. Share your engagement photos.

Want to know how to set up a wedding website that's worth putting in your time and effort? Just add your engagement photos to support your words with pictures. You probably have plenty of sweet snaps from the proposal and engagement photoshoot, so pick your favorites and add them to your wedding website. These images will make your site shine since there's no better way to personalize it than by sharing pictures of you. Plus, your loved ones will adore you for creating an album of your favorite pictures. To make it even more unique, add a few throwback shots from the early days of your relationship so everyone can say "awww" over your transformations.

6. Write wedding party bios.

Once you've introduced yourselves, write biographies for your wedding party. They'll be standing by your side when you say "I do," so take the time to introduce them. You can just include their names and roles or take it up a notch by adding their photos and sharing a few fun facts about them. While it's not required, doing so will add color to your wedding website. Write a few lines about when you met, your favorite memories together and why they're involved in the big day. We guarantee your loved ones will be curious about who you've selected to be part of your big day and why. Bonus: Your friends will appreciate the special shoutout.

7. Include the wedding dress code.

Once your guests get their invitations in the mail, they'll wonder what to wear. Even if you include your dress code on the stationery, they'll likely want more clarity—especially if you've requested unique attire like dressy casual or beach formal. Ease fashion concerns and ensure guests dress properly by expanding upon the dress code on your wedding website. This is the spot to give examples and explain what you really mean. So, if by "dressy casual" you envision light cocktail and midi dresses and dress shirts and chinos, add those details.

You won't have space to explain your entire dress code on your formal invitations, which is another reason why going into detail on your wedding website is important. For those who don't know how to build a wedding website, remember you'll avoid getting last-minute dress code questions in the days leading up to your wedding if you write a detailed dress code description.

8. Collect wedding RSVPs.

You might be wondering how to make a website to collect wedding RSVPs, thankfully, on The Knot it's super easy. While on your wedding website, you'll see The Knot has an add-on feature to accept virtual responses, so your guests can use your site to reserve their spots. Plus, having all the responses in one place makes keeping track of the guest list a breeze.

If you're going the traditional route by sending paper reply cards, you can still use your site to remind guests of the RSVP deadline. Click on the Online RSVP section to share the day you need all responses (include this information on your invitations and your wedding website) so guests stay on top of your desired timeline.

Guests will want to give you presents to celebrate your engagement and marriage. But, since this isn't a requirement, traditional etiquette says it's inappropriate to include registry information on your formal invitations. Despite this, your loved ones will want to browse your wishlist to get you gifts you'll love and use. To make shopping stress-free, link your registry to your wedding website. On The Knot, go to the "All-In-One Registry" section to add gifts and cash funds from The Knot Registry Store, sync other registries and track everything. This how-to make a wedding website tip helps guests stick to the wishlist and ensure your wedding website gets plenty of use.

10. Include travel directions and accommodations.

No matter the location of your wedding, some (or all) of your guests will be traveling to attend. Ease their planning by including directions and lodging arrangements on your wedding website. This is the spot to include information on reserved hotel blocks, transportation for the wedding day and directions from nearby airports, train stations or cities. The more detailed this travel tab is, the better. Guests will likely have travel questions, and you won't have time to answer them all leading up to the big day.

(Psst. On The Knot, you can request a quote for your hotel room block once you type in your desired city, dates, rooms needed, ideal star rating and much more. The Knot Accommodations tool makes getting a quote seamless.)

11. Give personalized recommendations.

The last step of how to start a wedding website is adding personalized recommendations for local restaurants and activities. There's a chance your guests will have some free time throughout your wedding weekend, so they'll appreciate having a list of suggested hot spots to visit.

Offering personalized recs under the "Things to Do" tab is another creative way to personalize your site. If you're getting married in your current city, encourage guests to visit the restaurant where you had your first date or the diner you hit up every weekend. For destination weddings, offer suggestions for places that are popular with locals. By including your fave things to do, see and eat, your guests get a custom tour of the city. Not only is it a fun way to get them involved, your wedding site will be a valuable resource for your loved ones.

Sarah Hanlon contributed to the reporting of this piece.

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