Websites for weddings, sometimes called “Wedsites” have seemed to grow more and more popular over the past few years. TheKnot.com estimates “About 75 percent of couples marrying last year had websites.” For destination brides planning a wedding in Southwest Michigan, utilizing a wedding website is a great way to keep your guests informed on the local area and weekend events and accommodations!

With customizable templates and multiple page options for listing all the details of the wedding, wedding websites can be an extremely convenient way to share information with loved ones. They can also be a great way to relieve stress from having to repeat details and answer questions as the date grows closer–all the information is available for everyone you want to share it with in one place. You can easily share your website link on your social networking pages and include the link either on your save-the-dates or in the invitations.

A lot of wedding websites include features which can not only help relieve stress but help you stay organized. Most websites have a page for you to include details and directions to accommodations, attractions, the ceremony space, and reception space for your guests. Some websites also include a page for you to list or link to your gift registry and/or for guests to electronically send money or gifts.

There are quite a few free or low cost websites which are customizable to fit you and your needs. Here are a few to look into if you are searching for a place to host your own wedding website:

This site offers a free wedding website as well as a free mobilized website. Some of its features include customizable pages from preloaded themes and a personalized web address.

This site offers a free wedding website along with the option to upgrade to one of their paid packages (you have the option to pay either by the month or the year). Some of its features include an area for uploads for guests to download, optional password protection for privacy (your guests sign into your website with a password), and a wedding day countdown.

The Knot
This site offers a free wedding website which is also mobile friendly. Some of its features include multiple themes which can be filtered by color or style, a place for guests to RSVP, and a place to include a gift registry.

This site offers a free wedding website. Some of its features include a guest book visitors to the site can sign and an iPhone app. Their templates are extremely easy to use and modify.

Wedding Window
This site offers both a free and premium websites. Some of its features include templates you can customize according to color, a guest book, and an area to keep a blog.