Being in love is great. It’s often a crazy journey where you find out much about your partner and especially yourself. The beginnings of a relationship may be the most exciting, but once that’s all done, it’s time to take the big step; it’s time to get married!
Marriage is often looked at as such a traditional thing. With the rise of the DIY bride and the modern bride, many of these traditions are being thrown out the window.
Save the date and wedding announcements are often sent via mail. People respond with an RSVP and send congratulations. However, there seems to be a new trend among soon-to-be-married couples. It’s the wedding website (or wedsite). It’s a special home page for everything about your wedding. It can be a photo gallery or a save the date, but most importantly it’s about you and your mate.
Wedding websites are a growing trend among modern brides. It’s a way to not only spread news about your wedding, but about your undying love for your significant other. The desire to want to customize a site that reflects someone and their honey is an obvious act of love.
Love makes us want to shout from the rooftops! Why not put it on a website? Below are over 25 wonderfully designed wedding announcement sites. Complete with an added bonus for those of us who watch a little TV.
A tented affair (William and Sarah)
This website for William Sarah is filled with crazy good typography. It really makes you feel as if the ceremony and reception would be tons of fun. It’s obvious that William and Sarah know how to party.
Ali & Nick
This is a simple and to-the-point version of a wedding website. It hits all the essentials with the story and other features and really gives you a sense of what’s to be expected from the ceremony.
Amanda and Gavin
Amanda and Gavin also chose a fairly simple approach for their wedding site. They did however, give us a bit more design and content to keep us busy. This site essentially serves as an opportunity to share their story and inform guests on the ceremony.
Anna and Rey
Another beautiful and elegant, yet simple site — however my favorite part is the bridal shower page. While many people include list, Anna and Rey chose to submit how each person was connected to them. That’s a wonderful idea!
Annie and Renje
This wonderfully designed site visually focuses on the love these two individuals shares. Utilizing full page image, it’s impossible to miss the fact these two are meant to be with each other.
Ashley and David
Ashley and David took another very simple approach to the wedding website but made sure to update it with pictures and video after the ceremony. The video is actually one of the best wedding videos I’ve seen, with wonderful imagery and compelling story line.
Casa de Pittman (Courney and Brendan)
Rustic weddings seem to be an upward trend with couples. This wedding had a bit of a Mexican theme due to it’s date. And check out the proposal to see how a graphic designer proposes!
Freckles and Handsome (Angela and Josh)
You may have seen this site time and time again. Why? Because this couple is one of the many successes from Match.com. You never know where you may find love.
Gopal and Seema
If you’re a graphic and/or web designer, how else would you make your wedding invitation? This digital invite was created by an amazing designer who obviously knows what he’s doing.
Helen and Josh
This simple single page site just serves as a cute invitation for wedding guests. It uses one of our most favorited nursery rhymes about love.
Isabelle and Henri
I’m no French scholar, but with some help, I figured out what I think is the most important part of this site. The theme of the wedding is cocktail and country — how unique!
It’s the jumpoff! (Joe and Nicole)
Joe and Nicole obviously have a great sense of humor. This typography based web page is another simple yet creative idea for a wedding website.
Jenni and Jonah
By most designers, this is an excellently put together webpage. It serves its purpose while utilizing some high quality design and techniques.
Jess and Russ
Jess and Russ have put together probably one of the most detailed ‘stories’ together about their relationship (and everything else). Again, this couple is a byproduct of some winking and messaging on Match.com. They do they trick, it seems.
Karl and Gina
This is a wonderfully clean and illustrated web page for a wedding announcement. It’s absolutely adorable.
Matt and Sara
Matt and Sara took an extremely simple approach to their wedding website. There’s not a ton of fluff and you get a good idea of who they are. A good site, indeed.
Nanda and Juan Diego
This site is great illustration and great font choice all in one place. Unfortunately like my French, my Spanish is extremely rough but I could tell this was something they’ve been waiting for and are excited about.
Nick and Kristen
Nick and Kristen decided not to just make a website with the normal things, but also shared a blog. As a DIY couple they shared their process pictures and little anecdotes about the wedding planning.
Nikki and Eric
Nikki and Eric’s site looks more like a landing page than a wedding site — but I love it! They’re obviously a cool couple who do things a bit differently. And of course, the husband made this wonderful website.
Paul and Victoria
I’d have to imagine that a digital, letterpress wedding invitation could end up being a lot cheaper than going with a tangible version. Paul and Victoria chose to create a digital invite that has typography and good design for all.
Aimee Duplantis and Matthew Shwery
They call themselves Shweplantis. How can you not love them already?
Steve and Jacqs
Sometimes you just have a lot to say. That seems to have been how Steve and Jacqs look at things as they created their wedding site to talk more. Whatever couldn’t fit on the invitation went on the website.
Kelly and Chet
Meet another couple who are not afraid to let their true, humorous selves shine. A golden bit from their story includes info on how they created the cotton gin and how they’re excited to get marital tax breaks. Stand up, citizens.
Zachary and Tiffany
First off, let me say this is an excellent color scheme and I can only hope they used this in their ceremony. In the meantime, the illustration on this site is exceptional.
Ross and Jess
If you love this site for nothing else, you have to be able to appreciate the typography an the stylings of this design. Ross and Jess really upped the ante with this website.
Grayden and Jenny
This is by far one of the greatest wedding websites every designed. You can tell they really took their time and weren’t afraid to put a lot of effort into this site. There’s not a ton of bad you can say about this site.
Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley
For those of us who watch or have watched ‘The Office’, you may find this entertaining. For Pam to have wanted to be a graphic designer, you’d think their site would look a little better!
Do you have a favourite wedsite? Do you have one of your own? Let us know in the comments.