Week 34: Technical Details (Address Collection and Wedding Site)

Do these things this week
Finalize your guest list
Request your guests' addresses
Research wedding websites
Pick your website service
Begin building your wedding website

GETTING YOUR GUESTS’ ADDRESSES

It’s almost time to let your loved ones know when this wedding is going down.

Before you send out your save the dates, you’ll need to collect your guests’ mailing addresses. Even if you’re sending out a digital save the date (and we’ll get into save the dates a little later) having everyone’s addresses collected and organized in one place will help when it’s time for the invitations and final roll call.

If you’re doing it all by yourself, collecting your guests’ addresses can be a monumental task. If you’re using a guest list management tool, you can collect all of your guests’ addresses with just a few clicks of the mouse, ensuring that neither you nor your fiancé will spend hours, days, or weeks calling every relative and old college buddy to track down their zip codes.

Tip: Hello Wedding will even verify your guests’ addresses automatically and reformat them for printing down the line! Interested? Click here.

YOUR WEDDING WEBSITE: AN ONLINE HOME OF YOUR OWN

This is also a great time to start building your wedding website.

If the idea of building a website of doesn’t sound like something on your “things I want to do this week” list, check out The Knot, Wedding Wire, or Wedding Window for wedding website templates that you can customize in minutes. If you’re a blogging or website building pro, you’ve already got this.

Your guests are primarily going to visit your website for basic wedding info, so keep it short and simple with easy-to-find details on your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception, as well as any travel tips like directions from the airport and hotels you recommend. Also include a link to your registry, an RSVP button, photos of the two of you and any memorable details about your relationship (because who doesn’t love a good “how we met” story)?