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A Fool-Proof Way to Create the Ultimate Wedding Site

In order to spread the exciting news forget the phone chain that your mom is planning and create a wedding website filled with all the information you're dying to share and your guests can't wait to read -- like how much of a discount you can get them at the hotel?
08/16/2013 03:08pm ET | Updated October 16, 2013
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You're engaged! Congratulations! In order to spread the exciting news forget the phone chain that your mom is planning and create a wedding website filled with all the information you're dying to share and your guests can't wait to read -- like how much of a discount you can get them at the hotel? And where you're registered so they can buy you a gift you actually want?

Today, you no longer need to be, or marrying, a web developer to create a chic site filled with all the essentials:

  • Your Love Story: To share how you met and fell in love
  • A Who's Who of the Bridal Party: Because who doesn't want to know!
  • The Fine Details: Where and when you'll wed
  • Gift Guidance: The shops and sites you've registered at
  • Guest Book: So friends and family can write how cute you two look in your engagement photos

There are dozens of websites and tools you can use to create a stylish-looking wedding site a/k/a "wedsite" with costs ranging from free to a few hundred dollars.

Want a site to match the look and feel of your wedding stationery? Pick a company that has templates through a stationery designer like NearlyWeds and WeddingWire (Wedding Paper Divas) or AppyCouple and theknot.com (Minted). Want a site that will crowdsource wedding photos? Try WeddingWoo. And for couples who want more than just a "flat" site, create a Google+ account so you can "Hangout" with the bridal party and vendors to make important decisions and post links to key information, or make a digital magazine of your love story and wedding plans with GLOSSI, which you can embed into a site or just share the link for guests to flip through.

Here's a snapshot of some of the best websites and tools to help you make the ultimate wedsite:

Additional reporting by Jessie Kunkel and Nicole Kurtz

A Fool-Proof Way to Create the Ultimate Wedding Site

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