Need Help Planning the Perfect Wedding? These 10 Sites Can Get You Started

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Engaged couples spend about two hours per week planning their wedding, the majority of which is now done online.

If you’re like most women getting married, you’ve probably created a Pinterest board specifically for this planning phase. Now it’s time to put that planning to work to create your own wedding website — and we’re here to help you do it. Take a look at our top picks for the top ten wedding sites.

1. Minted

Who It’s For: Anyone tying the knot! What? You thought we weren’t going to toot our own horn? We just couldn’t let you pass up a completely free website planning tool for those who want to be creative but aren’t overly tech-savvy.

Cost: Free

Benefits:

  • Highly interactive website with easy-to-edit templates
  • Website designs match wedding invitations and stationery
  • $50 credit for save the date announcements with a premium website
  • Free sample kit personalized with your photo and wedding details
  • Free guest addressing and custom envelopes
  • Free digital address collection cards

Drawbacks:

  • You must manually link to your gift registry.
  • Know that the website templates aren’t customizable.
  • Understand some features are only available with the premium plan.

2. Wix

Who It’s For: Couples who don’t want to spend too much time building a website from scratch

Cost: There’s a free version, as well as a premium option that comes with a custom domain and which will cost you $17 a month.

Benefits:

  • Modern layouts
  • A click-and-drag editor, making editing a breeze
  • Easy to upload photos

Drawbacks:

  • A “Wix” banner displays at the top of the free version.
  • There’s no way to integrate your gift registry on your wedding website.
  • This website template is not specifically tailored for planning weddings.

3. Squarespace

Who It’s For: Couples who want to be able to customize their designs

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Cost: $12 per month (paid yearly) or $16 per month

Benefits:

  • High-quality website design
  • Easily customizable down to every single element
  • Password-enabler
  • Updates in real-time

Drawbacks:

  • Squarespace is technically not a wedding website.
  • The free version is only available for two weeks (you must then pay to upgrade).
  • It’s not easily shareable with guests.
  • You may wind up paying for features you might not need (like e-commerce).

4. Basic Invite

Who It’s For: Couples who want to customize the features of their wedding website

Cost: Free

Benefits:

  • Matching paper wedding stationery, like invitations and save the dates, for each design
  • Large selection of template designs, from florals and watercolors to modern and chic options
  • Highly customizable templates (fonts, design colors, line spacing, etc.)

Drawbacks:

  • Know that the user experience isn’t ideal.
  • There is limited RSVP management functionality.

5. Zola

Who It’s For: Millennial couples who want more expensive gifts on their registry

Cost: Free

Benefits:

  • Available custom domain names for $14.95
  • Quick and easy setup (with guidance)
  • Public and private visibility settings

Drawbacks:

  • Zola doesn’t let you add accommodation details to your website.
  • There are a limited number of templates from which to choose.
  • Most templates don’t have matching invites.

6. Riley & Grey

Who It’s For: Couples who want a more luxurious wedding and wedding website

Cost: $35 per month

Benefits:

  • Plenty of available features to help customize your site
  • Modern, beautiful look and easy navigation

Drawbacks:

  • These website templates aren’t as easy to set up compared to other sites.
  • The templated websites don’t feature an RSVP tool.

7. Wedding Wire

Who It’s For: Couples looking for a free wedding website with a few extras

Cost: Free, or $12.99 for a custom domain name

Benefits:

  • Easily integrates with other online planning tools
  • Optional password protection
  • Easy hotel integration for recommending nearby hotels to guests

Drawbacks:

  • Wedding Wire doesn’t offer matching invitations.
  • It’s not as user-friendly as other wedding websites.
  • You can’t use the app to design or edit your wedding website.

8. Joy

Who It’s For: Couples who want to experiment with something new

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Cost: Free

Benefits:

  • “Moments” timeline that allows guests to add comments and upload photos
  • Ability to send digital save the dates, invitations and RSVP reminders
  • Ability to send broadcast announcements to your invitees
  • Unlimited photo storage and free website hosting

Drawbacks:

  • Know that not all features are available on the app and mobile devices.
  • There isn’t a custom domain purchase option.
  • Guests will need an event code to join the app.
  • You have to manually add registry links.

9. The Knot

Who It’s For: Couples looking for relatively cheap and easy-to-use tools and features

Cost: $19.99 for a full year

Benefits:

  • A large number of free, professionally-designed templates
  • Easy to set up and use with an all-in-one wedding planning app
  • Tracking and managing of RSVPs through the app
  • The ability to message guests from the app

Drawbacks:

  • You can’t edit your website from the app.
  • Know that your RSVPs aren’t customizable.

10. Appy Couple

Who It’s For: Couples who need a wedding app

Cost: Either $49 or $149, depending on whether you choose the “boutique” option or “luxury” option

Benefits:

  • Excellent interactive features
  • Contemporary and elegant designs
  • Guest messaging and RSVP alerts
  • The option to invite certain guests to specific pre-wedding events

Drawbacks:

  • This wedding website template is a bit on the pricey side.
  • To enjoy all the features, your guests will have to download the app, too.

Now It’s Time to Get Started Planning!

There you have it. Now that you have all the information you need to decide on which wedding website to use to plan your wedding, you can start going through your Pinterest boards or other materials and get started with the next phase of planning.

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