Everything in today’s world is digital. Like, everything. Can you name the last time you were more than 20 feet away from your iPhone? How about the last time you went an entire day without accessing the internet? We’re probably guessing it’s less than a couple hours.
We get it -- we love the internet and we’ve done our fair share of going down rabbit holes on YouTube. But do you need to incorporate the web in its entirety for your wedding? Well, the answer depends on you.
To avoid going down major rabbit holes, here is a short list of the pros and cons of publishing a wedding website. You’re welcome.
PRO: Information in one place
This one is easy, we know. But let’s delve into the obvious for a moment. Having all of your information in one place is seriously convenient for you and, well, everyone else. From wedding location to times to dress code to menu to hashtags, everyone can find whatever they need on your website.
This could help you filter email questions and help save you some time and stress. There is something to be said for an all-in-one.
CON: It’s another thing to do
While a website would be super convenient to help give all of your guests the info they need, it’s also a bit of work for you on the front end. Depending on what you want your website to accomplish, it could mean a couple hours of work, at minimum. That's assuming you know what you’re doing.
If you have the patience and the knowledge, it could be worth it. If not, well, you could be in for a long couple days of frustration and agony. And your website could look bad. Not good.
PRO: It’s 2016
Setting up a website is super easy. Yes, we realize that the last “con” was how frustrating it could be, but we may have been a bit dramatic. Yes, coding is hard and you shouldn’t attempt to build a site from scratch if you don’t know how to -- and even if you know how to. But with so many sites like Wix or Squarespace, it’s easy to drag and drop your way to an attractive site.
Honestly, with a tiny bit of focus, you could have a really attractive website up and running in a couple hours.
Pro tip: don’t pay for a template. There are plenty of free ones out there.
Con: It’s a waste of time
Let’s say you build a website and it looks AWESOME. How many people are actually going to visit it versus the time and energy it took you to make it happen? You spent an hour on your site? Cool, then if 20 people visit the site, no worries, time well worth it. If you spent 12 hours on the site, well, that’s not a great return on your time.
Just make sure that what you’re doing is worth the amount of info people will glean from it.