Nowadays, creating a wedding website becomes an important part of your wedding ceremony. It’s a smart way to notify your guests about your special day’s schedule, location, rituals, dress code, and others. It assists them to get all the information in one place by visiting your site.
You can also make your wedding more memorable and store all your memories inside a website without having any prior expertise. In this definitive guide, we will show you how to create a wedding website step by step in less than 1 hour.
So let’s create a wedding site following these easy guidelines. But first let me explain you-
Why Should You Create a Wedding Website?
In these days, having a website becomes a trend. You just need to spend a little for your domain and hosting otherwise it’s completely FREE to get your own website in no time. In fact, you can build a website and use it to showcase all your wedding details.
It will help your friends and guests to know about your wedding date, location as well as the bride & groom and other necessary information about the wedding. You can also send an invitation to your guests using the website. In addition, you don’t need to print RSVP cards so that you easily save valuable time and money.
Another benefit of having a wedding site is to notify your guests about the gift registry and give a clear idea about the guest list. Besides, you can easily tell your wedding stories such as how you both met, your wedding plan, and more.
Moreover, you can put the most valuable wedding images and videos on your website to save your precious memories forever. Not only that, you can update this site whenever you want and store your other special moments here. Such as honeymoon pictures, birth of first child, or anything you prefer.
How to Create a Wedding Website With WordPress & Elementor (Easy User Guide)
In this part, we’ll show you how to make your own wedding website step by step.
Prerequisites to Make a Wedding Website
In this tutorial, we chose WordPress as our content management system (CMS). Because WordPress is an open-source content management software chosen by millions of people around the world.
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In addition, you need web hosting and a domain name to launch your website globally.
You can easily download and install all the resources for your wedding website. If you are new go through this beginner’s guide of “How to Use Elementor“.
Let’s make a wedding website step by step.
Step 1: Install Elementor & HappyAddons
After buying a domain and hosting you have to install WordPress on your website. Then you just need to install and active Elementor and HappyAddons plugins in your WordPress dashboard.
To install the plugins first, you need to visit Plugins > Add new and search for the Elementor like the image below.
Then click on the Install Now button and activate the plugin. You also can install and activate HappyAddons plugin the same way.
Step 2: Choose a Wedding Template
After install and activate the essential plugins you have to focus on selecting a wedding template for your website. Before that, you must create a Home page for your website.
To create a page in your WordPress admin panel, simply click on Pages -> Add New.
Here you will get a new page.
- Type a page name
- Publish it
- Finally, click the “Edit with Elementor” button.
If you need a fresh page to design your site, you need to do the following process.
- Press the setting icon
- Set page layout as “Elementor Canvas”
Then you’ll choose a wedding template from the Elementor default pre-build template library.
Moreover, you also can install third-party addons to add extra templates in your template directory.
Check out HappyAddons template here.
However, in the template library, you have to search for a wedding template so that you can easily customize it to design your dream website.
Then, you just need to install and update the template to see the current website design.
Step 3: Customize Your Wedding Website
Customizing a website using Elementor and HappyAddons is very simple. You can change anything on your website by dragging & dropping the design elements.
Let’s do some changes in our website.
Change Button Text
To change your website button text you want to click the button and type the desired text here.
If you want to change any website images you just click on the image that you need to change. And then just replace the old image with a new one that’s all.
Add a Wedding Gallery
Every wedding website has a wedding gallery. In our wedding template, we don’t have it. So let’s add a gallery where we showcase all our memorable wedding pictures.
First, you need to select a single column.
Second, you have to find the HappyAddons Justified Grid to add your gallery.
Then you just select your gallery images and update the page.
Include a Countdown
A countdown is a very essential part of a wedding website. By adding a countdown feature, you can easily set a reminder to your guest about your wedding date.
To add a countdown functionality first you need to select a single column and search for the HappyAddons Countdown Widgets.
Then you just set your wedding date and countdown design.
Add a Guest Book
A guestbook or guest list helps you a lot to find out who will come to your wedding and who won’t. In fact, it also helps you to plan perfectly for arranging the food and setting.
By adding a guest listing feature, you can just add a contact form 7 on your wedding site so that your guest can be listed in the ceremony.
Insert a FAQ Section
In the FAQ section, you can answer some additional questions regarding your wedding. You may put the groom and bride’s personal information as well as add your wedding date, location, etc.
Let’s add a FAQ section. First, select a column and search for the HappyAddons Advanced Toggle.
Then drag & drop the Happy Advanced Toggle and set your FAQ questions with proper answer.
Provide a MAP
By adding a Google Map on your website, you can easily add your wedding location so that your valuable friends and guests will able to find your location very easily.
Here you’ll add a map.
Then you have put your valid location and update the page.
Congratulation, your site is ready to live. However, you can design your site in your way. With Elementor you will get unlimited options to build your site. Besides, HappyAddons will make your hands more powerful providing advanced animation and floating effects without CSS coding.
Final Preview of Your Wedding WebSite
After customizing the wedding website it’s time to check our website. In the picture below you’ll see the exact same site that we built right now.
Now you can also make your wedding website too. If want to learn more about the website building tutorial, you can go through the list below.
- Create a medical website
- How to create a travel website
- Build an eCommerce website
- Make an online course website
Here you’ll find more details about website tutorials such as medical websites, travel websites, etc.
Keep Your Memories Alive with a Wedding Website
Creating a wedding website is not difficult than you thought before. In this article, we demonstrate this and also show how you can easily create your wedding website. Not only that, but sometimes you may also use this website for commercial purposes by displaying other wedding information.
If you are having trouble designing your dream website and need help, contact us. Also, share your ideas in the comment section on how you want to design your site.