To be honest, that’s completely up to you! Each couple decides their own priorities, needs and time requirements. If you don’t have the bandwidth to create a wedding website, then it may not be right for you (at least right now), but a lot of my couples have found it easy to update one easily accessible location rather than repeatedly having guests ask questions to mom, dad, or uncle Joe who might not have the most up-to-date answers.
It’s helpful for guests to have a location to go to that can be updated as the wedding date gets closer with parking information, hotel blocks (including how many rooms are left) and more that they might not think to ask right when the invitations are sent out and RSVPs requested.
If you’re worried about being inundated with questions from friends and family, a wedding website might be a good way to keep everyone up to date, but don’t assume they’ll know to look there (especially if they’re not used to looking for things on the internet).
Including your wedding website in your invitation will let your guests know you have one and you can even include a special note letting them know what they’ll find there to encourage them to look. For example:
It’s also a good idea to make sure that your key family and friends know about your wedding website so they can send others there when they get questions they don’t know the answers to.
Did you know there are lots of great resources out there for free wedding websites? Below are just a few.