Everything You Need to Include on Your Website for Your Destination Wedding
We’re telling you—your wedding website is going to be your new best friend, especially for a destination affair. You can answer most of guests’ questions in one spot. Choose from so many fun (free!) design options on The Knot. And don’t forget to include personal details too, like your love story or wedding party bios. Here are the essential not to forget.
Make your wedding website do work. Not sure where to begin? Choose from hundreds of free designs here that you can personalize. Oh, and we’ll help you along the way too. First things first, guests need to know the who-what-where-when of your nuptials. Include vital details along with an itinerary of events (only the ones everyone’s invited to), complete with locations and start times. Add any helpful extras, like dress code (“on the beach—wear flats”) and online RSVPs.
How to Get There
Guests will be coming from everywhere, taking all sorts of transportation. Tell them the closest airports and train stations, plus the best driving routes and tips regarding traffic or planned construction. If taxis and Ubers are hard to come by at your destination, let people know and consider pre-arranging transportation. If your wedding locale is outside the US, indicate the necessary travel documents, like passports or visas. And don’t forget to share how guests can get to and from the wedding.
Where to Stay
The easiest way to ensure affordable guest accommodations is to set up a hotel room block—or several. (HotelPlanner makes it easy.) You can suggest a few properties at various price points and alternatives like Airbnbs. Just make sure they’re all close to the main event.
Is there a hike at your destination that offers up some pretty awesome views? Or a spot that serves the best jerk chicken? Share those faves with guests. It’s likely your friends and fam will be making a little vacay out of your wedding, so give them plenty of options of what to see and do around the area.
Someone (*cough, Aunt Linda*) will inevitably have questions, especially since travel is involved. Let guests know how to contact you—whether it’s a wedding-specific email or text. And don’t forget to list a point person, like your planner or maid of honor, for the day of—so you can relax.
Guests want to buy you something you want, so don’t keep that info to yourself. Share all of your registries on your wedding website, making them easy to find. This is especially important if you’re tying the knot away from home. Chances are, some of your guests may not be able to make the trip, but they’ll still want to celebrate you with a gift. Use our universal registry tool to register for anything, anywhere (yes, anywhere). Or if your wedding weekend in the Bahamas is a kick-off to an island-hopping honeymoon, have guests contribute to your getaway through The Knot Newlywed Fund.
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