Building a website dedicated to your big day might not seem like an easy task, but you’d be surprised how quickly one can be set up to display all the info of your wedding in one place for all your guests and friends to check out. We’ve compiled a short list of wedding WordPress theme websites for you to consider, basing them on a number of factors including: most popular, highest rating, most responsive (desktop/mobile/tablet), user friendly and of course easiest to install and setup.
But wait! Before we start…
Just like your wedding, a little bit of planning will be needed before you set out to buy a WordPress theme. Here is a short list of things you’ll need to get started:
Purchase a domain name & hosting plan:
Before you go building a website you first need to register a domain name – it can be anything you like such as “www.cathy&jonathan.com” or “mike-rachel2020wedding.ie”. If your preferred domain name is already registered by someone else (frowney face), think of a similar one that suits your wedding.
So with your domain name purchased, you’ll also need a hosting service to build the website on. Okay so there are some free hosting sites such as Wix.com but as with all free services, there are limitations so it is best to opt for a premium service. Most popular are Godaddy.com, hostingireland.ie and Wix do offer a premium plan too. When selecting your subscription term, be mindful of when how far away your wedding date is – i.e. if it is 2 years away, then you’ll need a minimum of 2 year hosting plan and domain name renewal.
Photos and maybe a video.
You won’t want your website to be completely bland with only some text and no images. Have a bunch of photos ready on your desktop that will be used as the background or slideshow on the website. These can be from any time – engagement shoot, when you first started dating, holiday snaps of you together.
If this all sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry – here’s a short list of things you won’t need:
Web development or coding experience
So with everything ready to upload, lets find the perfect WordPress theme!
1. Lily – Best all round site
Lily is beautifully handcrafted responsive wedding WordPress theme. With a large collection of native WordPress features you can be sure that you will get the wedding website you deserve in just a few minutes. This is the most popular theme – reasonably priced, easy to navigate and highly customisable.
Sweetinz is a clean and elegant one page wedding WordPress theme, designed and developed perfectly for couples who want to create their own wedding website. Specially, Sweetinz has 5 color schemes: green, pink, orange, purple, red and also you could select your own color scheme using color-picker to adapt the theme for all activities. It’s super easy to set up and even easier to use.
With Sweetinz includes fully features such as Countdown, Couple Timeline, Location Map, RSVP, Groomsmen, Bridesmaid, Gift Registry and others. Furthermore, It has a fully responsive structure built with Bootstrap Framework and it’s retina ready, so it looks stunning on all types of screens and devices.
3. Eventplus – best value for money
EventPlus Theme developed of events, weddings and all kinds of holidays. The theme has a large number of different versions of pages, creative and stylish design, easily changed to any requirement. The theme has all the modern functionality such as: visual composer, slider revolution and much more. This wasn’t the cheapest theme available but in terms of what it offers, it’s ease of use and plenty of great features to play with, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
4. Together – Best free site
Together is a wedding WordPress theme which specially designed for marriage, engagement, personal, wedding websites. It is optimized and targeted to create clean and beautiful wedding websites and blogs quickly and easily. Theme included theme customizer for live editing and easy to manage homepage through home page builder. It includes color schemes, header and footer option, custom banner images, social profiles and more features for your ease to create elegant websites. If you just want a simple elegant website to display your wedding day info, then go for Together…. erm.. together!