If you’re in the process of starting a wedding planning company and your funds are a bit on the “dry” side, you have to be smart about where you allocate what limited funds you have. You’ve probably thought about creating a website to attract clients and show off your work.
Free Wedding Planner Website
Launching a wedding planner website should be a priority, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. As a newbie wedding planner, you should be investing in your brand, not in a website. Don’t get me wrong, a nice website is important. But as your business grows, so will your website—and your budget.
Can’t Beat FREE
When I first started out, I was completely clueless as to what a wedding planner website should look like. There were three things I knew for sure: 1) I had $300 to start a wedding planning company, 2) I knew nothing about designing a website nor did I know any kind of code, and 3) I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a hobby or a career. As I searched Google looking for an inexpensive web designer, I found Wix. The best part about Wix is that it’s FREE!
What Is Wix?
Wix is a DIY website-building platform. It has tons of different templates to use and a drag-and-drop application. Once I bought my domain name from Go Daddy, my company’s website was up and running in about a day. And the best part—I designed it all on my own! When you have a limited budget, free is pretty wonderful.
If you’re just getting started and don’t have any pictures yet, check out our 3 Ways to Find Pictures for Your Wedding Planner Website. We also have a great article on what you need on your website and how to get testimonials.
Because I was slightly afraid to commit to being a business owner, I didn’t want to spend tons of cash on a website. I knew I needed one so brides could see my work, but I was hesitant to spend the money on a pursuit that I wasn’t sure would work out. That’s what made Wix so great. You also have the option to upgrade for certain features.
The cons of using Wix are that you’re limited to their templates, their name in your URL, and you might have to work extra hard on your SEO. But Wix is not a forever website. It’s just a place to start while you work on growing your business.
I worked on the Wix platform for about a year. As I grew my business and gained more clients, I transitioned to WordPress. I really love WordPress now (there’s a slight learning curve) and highly recommend it for anyone starting out who is already familiar with the program. If you’re not, don’t worry about it; give Wix a go. I still have fond memories of its ease and styling options!