Weddings can be stressful, so why not add a little fun to the planning process by making your very own wedding-themed website? It's not as hard as you might think, even if you're not a techie.
There are social networking tools for everything these days, but a handy little site like Wedding Window is specifically tailored to wedding planning. Why do it the old fashioned way when you can keep everyone up to speed on the planning process with your very own customized wedding website?
Here's what you can do with it help you get organized so that everything goes smoothly before the big day arrives.
What Exactly Is Wedding Window, and How Can You Use It?
Wedding Window is a website building platform designed specifically for planning your wedding. You can use it to build a free wedding website or a paid site if you choose to upgrade.
Unlike other website and blog platforms, Wedding Window offers a variety of specific planning tools and features that couples can use to digitalize their planning process and let their guests know about upcoming events or announcements. You gain the opportunity to take planning your wedding and communication with guests to a more modernized level.
Why Should You Make a Wedding Website?
Everyone is so busy these days that it can be hard to keep all your family and friends up to speed on what's going on. Some people turn to social media, but a mass Facebook message or timeline post can be easily missed. And besides, not everyone you're connected to wants to be flooded with all your wedding updates -- especially if they weren't even invited!
Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of building a website, but by using Wedding Window’s intuitive content management system, you can share your wedding information easily with guests, save time and money, reduce your impact on the earth by communicating electronically and manage all of you wedding details in one convenient place. All you have to do is share your website address with your guests.
Wedding Window Site Features
Here are some of the great features you can expect to get from Wedding Window when you sign up for a free account.
Planning tools: As a basic member, you gain access to a variety of easy-to-use web tools for free to build your website without ever needing a background of web design.
Step-by-step wizard: Even if you’re a little a little unfamiliar with computer technology, Wedding Window has tutorials, demos and videos you can use to walk you through each and every section.
Customizable themes: Choose from one of many beautiful weddings layouts to display your wedding information on the web for everyone to see. You can also use their photos and customize your fonts and colors however you like.
Site security: Wedding Window has multiple levels of password protection to ensure that your personal information is kept secure at all times.
Help and support: If you ever have a question or concern, the Wedding Window team is there to help you get everything figured out as quickly as possible.
Budget tracker: Wedding Window’s unique budget tool allows you to see where you need to allocate your funds and helps you establish an allowance for each separate component.
Events: Plan your Jack & Jill celebrations, bachelorette parties or honeymoon vacations with the event planner.
Vendors: Use this tool to enter and compare potential vendors you plan on working with during the wedding planning process.
Checklist: Keep track of your wedding-related tasks and check them off digitally as you complete them.
Reminders: Plan out when you need specific tasks to be done and have them displayed in your calendar. You can also have your reminders automatically sent to your email.
Personal journal: Write down any thoughts or messages using the journal tool so you can document your progress or do some brainstorming.
Guests: Create and organize your guest list. Wedding Window even allow you to upload a guest list from an existing file on your computer.
Calendar: Keep track of all your checklist items in your calendar, which is also integrated with the reminders tool.
Invitations and gifts: Organize a list of gifts received or thank you notes sent with Wedding Window’s gift planning tool.
Workshops: Before you send anything out to your guest list, you can view your invitations in different templates or choose from a variety of different sample thank you notes.
Free RSVP: Accept RSVPs that aren't part of a guest list for free, or get the premium RSVP list by upgrading to take RSVPs from a pre-determined guestlist.
Premium Wedding Window Features
When you upgrade your account to premium, you get all the features outlined above plus a host of additional tools you can take advantage of -- like eCards, email blasts, full-screen slideshows, responsive templates, increased storage capacity and so much more.
Wedding Window actually lets you try a premium account for free for 10 days. After that, you'll be asked if you want to switch back to a free version or continue with premium by upgrading. Premium accounts start at $10.99 per month or $69 per year.
Of course, if you're truly serious about taking your wedding planning to the next level with the power of great Internet tools like these, you'll definitely want to learn how to use Pinterest as an additional tool to gather ideas and help you plan your wedding with ease.