10 Reasons Why You Need A Website For Your Wedding.

Website cloud storage is becoming cheaper every day, with softwares like Dropbox and Google drive coming to our aid, having a web page is a no brainer. A wedding website has a whole lot of benefits that cannot be over emphasized.

The world has gone totally digital with new advances in technology, from messaging apps like WhatsApp to Self-driving vehicles. This is not the case for the wedding/events industry but you can use this to your advantage by making your occasion different with a wedding website.

1. A chance to tell your story in your own unique way.

“How did you guys meet?”. This is a very popular question from friends and family. A website gives you a blank canvas to tell your story however you like to, to the world. You can decide to tell your story with a blog post with corresponding pictures of different stages of your relationship.

2. Makes finding the Location of your wedding venue easier

One of the problems of most guest when it comes to Events is finding the exact location. If I had a dollar for the countless time iv missed my way when going to a wedding function, il be rich. Losing your way can be very frustrating when going to an event. Imagine the frustration if your guests loose their way to an event after dressing up to kill and having the “all eyes on me factor”. Very depressing I guess, some may even turn back and go home, Life is short.

A wedding website prevents this from happening by having a Google Maps Locator on it. With this Integration, Your guest can easily navigate to the exact location of your wedding with apps like Google maps, Ways and Apple maps. This eliminates time wasting and ensures your guests would arrive at your event on time.

3. Storage for pictures and Videos for life

Click click click. now you have 4000 pictures and 4 hours length of videos of your wedding.Where do you keep all these?

Gone are the days of Dvr, DVD, and VCD, everything is digital now. A website gives you the ability to store all your videos and pictures online for future purposes. It gives you a digital album that you can interact with and if you really want to be cutting edge, you can have a wedding video in VR (virtual Reality) so at any time in the future, you can physically walk through your wedding ceremony literally, Sweet right.

With the cheapness and Efficiency of clouds storage, you can be assured of the safety of all your wedding content, wich may not be so if you kept it on some other form of physical storage.

4. Ease of access

Having a website for your wedding ensures ease of access whenever you have to view any of your content. Just like the way you watch youtube videos, you can access your footage from any device in the world once you have Internet connectivity. So no more scrambling around for that flash drive or that DVD when you want to show friends later on how fun your wedding was.

5. Unique

Let’s think about it, How many of your friends who got married ever thought of having a website, Very few right ?. Even with the cheapness and speed of having a website up for a very small fee inside of a day, a lot of people wouldn’t even think about it due to a majority of reasons which may including conformity (people are really that different), lack of exposure and Fear of change.

Having a website is a very affordable way to set you apart from the crowd when it comes to your marriages and events, so no need going overboard with how many Champagne you should have on each table when you can easily create unique with something as simple as a website.

6. An Easier way to share

Gone are the days of sharing your Pictures directly on facebook and Instagram, that’s so Cliche, heck, every Tom Dick and Harry does that these days. Using a personalized website to share your upcoming event gives you the wow factor and also creates word of mouth and buzz for your event.

It also gives you an Organized flow and arrangement for your content, instead of flooding everybody’s timeline with sharing 50 pictures consecutively on Instagram,(which is really super annoying to all your friends ) a website would help you arrange everything in one place for easy sharing.

It also gives you an Organized flow and arrangement for your content, instead of flooding everybody’s timeline with sharing 50 pictures consecutively on Instagram,(which is really super annoying to all your friends ) a website would help you arrange everything in one place for easy sharing.

7. A Better Invitation and Estimator

Having a website could also help you estimate the number of people (exclude mummy and daddy’s friends tho, those ones are not gonna register for sure) who would come for your wedding through an easy show of interest through your website.

A simple tool to use would be Google forms, which would make registering as fun and simple as dropping a phone no and an email. This would make you able to estimate the no of friends to budget for and also curb wastage.

8. An easy way for your guest to purchase shopping gift cards and Aso Oke.

Another usefulness of a website is the enablement of your guest to pay for all your wedding is offering through an online platform. With a website, guests can buy Shopping Giftcards, Aso-oke for your wedding easily without having to stress themselves (welcome to the future).Gone are the days when you manually go to all your guest’s house to bug them down for Aso oke money.

With the Advent and Ubiquity of Payment apps like Haystack, Flutter waves and the very popular Interswitch, Payment for all the above can be done online in less than 10 seconds, so no more “I forgot to buy a gift for your wedding because I couldn’t go to Eko Idumota Market”

These eCommerce sites allow you to add exactly the items you want to your wedding car, that way, it is only the things the couple needs that gets to be shown when friends visit the gift section of their site.

This way, you don’t have people buying you things you don’t need as a gift on one’s big day. Also, another advantage of this is the e-commerce site handles the logistics of delivering the gifts to an address after the wedding unlike the conventional method of getting all the gifts on the wedding day and then trying to arrange how to move all the gifts yourself which could be very hectic.

Also, another advantage of this is the e-commerce site handles the logistics of delivering the gifts to an address after the wedding unlike the conventional method of getting all the gifts on the wedding day and then trying to arrange how to move all the gifts yourself which could be very hectic.

This way, you don’t have people buying you things you don’t need as a gift on one’s big day. Also, another advantage of this is the e-commerce site handles the logistics of delivering the gifts to an address after the wedding unlike the conventional method of getting all the gifts on the wedding day and then trying to arrange how to move all the gifts yourself which could be very hectic.

9. Somewhere to keep memories for your kids and future generations

You know all those American movies we are used to watching, where we see some old tapes of the kids or of the wedding playing from a VCR with the whole vintage feeling, and you wonder why your parents never did that for you when you were younger or why there is no footage of their wedding, well,the internet wasn’t as advanced and accessible back in the days.

Years back, you could easily store stuff online due to a lot of issues ranging from the Slow internet speed in Nigeria to High cost of storage platforms.

All that is past now and there is no excuse for not having some digital footprint of your Wedding.A website also gives you the opportunity to save all your content for your Kids and their future generation, so sometime in the future “Tobi” and “Tola” can access it and see what a beautiful wedding their parents had.

10. Having a Digital Guestbook.
With a guestbook on your wedding site, your friends can make comments on the 2 people getting married, how they met them, words of advice to them and best wishes and all these will be on the website. This would be impossible physically due to the time constraint on the day of the event, the guest book would give everyone the choice to express their best wishes easily.

Watch this space for content on “How to get a website for your event”, I would be writing about that in the next post.thanks for reading.

Thanks to Temi and Deolu (The Happily married couple) for giving us permission to use their website as an example and for being very creative with their planning.