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We have awarded Wedding Wire our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 25 Wedding Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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WeddingWire is one of the most prominent services in the $100bn worldwide wedding market and one of the most trusted wedding services in the USA. Founded in a living room in 2007, WeddingWire is now at the forefront of innovation in the wedding industry and helps to connect hundreds of thousands of couples to wedding merchants and vendors all over the USA. The site is free to join, so it is a perfect partner-site to another service in our listings in this category, or on its own if you’re planning a wedding on a budget.
The core of WeddingWire’s business model is helping to connect couples with venues, photographers, florists, bakeries, entertainers and more all across the USA in order to make the process of organizing the perfect wedding easier. WeddingWire hosts more than 1 million business reviews on more than 200,000 vendors and merchants, helping its users to be certain that the merchants they choose are trustworthy and will help to create the wedding day of their dreams.
One of the key elements of this part of the site is engagement, so users are encouraged to leave reviews of vendors they use on the website so as to build the comprehensiveness of the site. If you leave enough reviews, you’ll also receive a free gift from WeddingWire!
Like many services we have reviewed in this category, you can benefit from broadly two categories of features at WeddingWire – a wedding website builder and planning tools – although you will also find a wealth of other information on the forums, blogs a community sections that will no doubt provide inspiration and ideas no matter what kind of wedding you’re looking to plan.
In building a wedding website through WeddingWire, users can choose from more than 400 designs and a number of free ‘widgets’ that add extra functionality to their sites. A powerful website editor makes it easy to personalize your site and ensure it reflects your personality while the newest website technology ensures your site is fully compatible with mobile and tablet browsers, as well as traditional browsers.
WeddingWire’s collection of planning tools make it so simple to plan and execute even the most complex or large scale event, so they are well worth checking out if you’re finding the prospect of organizing your wedding a little overwhelming. The excellent guest list tool for example draws guest information from your Gmail account and then uses the email account details you have compiled to send guests an email asking them to update their personal details on the site.
The guest list tool also makes it easy to see, at-a-glance, invitation status, RSVP status, meals, seating, gifts and more without a single click. You can also print out custom reports to give to vendors (e.g. stationers or your wedding venue) streamlining some of the most complex elements of your wedding.
There are also seating charts, inspiration boards, a vendor manager (which helps you keep track of all those who will play a part in your big day) and a budgeting tool to help you keep your finances on track. WeddingWire was created by a frustrated groom who, back in 2007, found that there was no single location offering all of the tools and functionality that modern couples really wanted when organizing their wedding.
This focus on usefulness really shows – every element of WeddingWire is perfectly executed and obviously useful, whether you are organizing a huge wedding or a small gathering. What’s more, the service is free, so even brides and grooms on a budget can enjoy this service. Check it out today – we’re sure you’ll be impressed!
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