Backend? Favicon? Hero? If you have no idea what these words mean, you’re in the right spot. Today I’m sharing my wedding planner website tips for the DIYer. I’ll be guiding you through creating your wedding planner website and simplifying the terminology. For most wedding planners, we can design all day, but when it comes to website creation, we easily feel intimidated and totally out of our comfort zone.
Wedding Planner Website Tips
And that’s okay, because building a website can be really challenging—I won’t lie. It can be like learning a whole new language! There’s a lot of Googling involved. But it’s not hopeless! Your website is an essential part of owning a business, so I created a video to help you feel more comfortable with the terminology.
1. Choose Your Platform
When it comes to what platform to use for your wedding planner website, your options are vast. The most popular sites are Weebly, Wix, WordPress, SquareSpace, and Showit. Each one has its pros and cons. Do your research and consider your budget. I share a pros and cons list for each platform in my How to Start a Wedding Planner Business Course. If you’re looking to DIY it, Wix is a great option. It’s very easy to use with drag and drop features. However, the templates are limited if you’re looking for a unique design.
I personally love WordPress. It’s definitely not as intuitive as some of the other platforms, which is why I recommend hiring someone to set it up for you. But once it’s set up, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind site that is optimized for blogging! Blogging is one of the best ways to work on your SEO and get your website ranked in the Google world. You can learn more about blogging here.
2. Know Your Website Terminology
In this video I share the website jargon you will need to understand as you create your wedding planner website. Creating a website may seem intimidating at first, but I guarantee once you start playing around with, you’ll be a pro in no time.
3. Plan Out Your Content
When you’re designing your website, it’s also important to plan out your content. Do some research and look at other wedding planner sites outside your local area (no one likes a copycat). Then download our free website content worksheet to guide you through what you should include on each page. Don’t forget to also plan what images you want to use and where. If you don’t have a strong portfolio yet, don’t worry, consider using stock photos.