Set Up Your Wedding Website

Important Buttons

  1. Main menu – access site settings, templates and other applications
  2. Page Settings – page navigation and site style settings
  3. Add content – add new images, text or other content to your page
  4. Publish – Make your website visible on the web
important buttons

Site Settings

  1. Click on the menu icon
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click on Profile

Basic Information

  1. Business name = name of your website
  2. Headline = displays under name of your website (the heading, h1)
  3. Strapline = second part of the headline (the subheading, h2)
  4. Company Description = will sometimes show up at the top or bottom of the page (you don’t need this for your wedding website)
  5. Copyright = will appear at the bottom of the page (you also don’t need this for your wedding website)

Contact Information

  1. Email = adding an email will update any contact form on your wedding website (a great place to add your wedding email address i.e. [email protected]
  2. Address = will populate any map on your website (most couples add the wedding venue address here)
  3. Phone = will populate any call buttons with your phone number
  4. Link your social media accounts (these will pre-populate on your template and can be hidden or displayed (see Accessing Hidden Features)

Selecting a Template

  1. Click on the menu icon
  2. Click on Template picker
  3. Browse all of the templates or filter through them with the All categories drop-down tab in the top right corner

Previewing a Template

You can preview any template by clicking Preview. Any work you have, all of your content will morph into the new template. If you like what you see you can select Use this template in the top right corner of the page or continue looking for another template with Back to all templates in the top left corner.

Change the Look of Your Website

  1. Click on Site design at the bottom of the Home page selection
  2. Change the theme and font colors & the font type
  3. Select from pre-designated colors for the theme or create your own on the color wheel. Be aware when you make your selections that there is no undo button.

Customize the Header

  1. Click on the header image
  2. Change the header text which includes the headline and strapline text
  3. Toggle button options on or off
  4. The button will link to a page on my site (for example the RSVP page), an external page (maybe a gift registry), or an email address (like your custom wedding email address)
  5. Edit the button text for the purpose it is being used
Page Settings

Setting Up Your Pages

Click on the Home Page arrow

Add pages to your website (i.e. RSVP Page, Our Story, Image Gallery Page, Gift Registry Page, etc.)

  1. Click on the plus sign icon (icon)
  2. Select a type – New page or New folder (page with a drop-down menu)
  3. Title the page under Page title
  4. Set the location to Top level
  5. Select the Page type

Add Pages Within a Folder

  1. Click on the plus sign icon
  2. Select New page
  3. Title the page under Page title
  4. Change the location from Top level to the name of the folder you want your page under
  5. Select the Page type

Rearrange Pages

  1. Rearrange pages with the double arrow icon
  2. Drag the pages in the order you want with the three lines to the left of the page list menu
  3. Delete page, Edit page settings, and Clone pages (duplicate) under the three dots next to the page list menu
  4. If you have experience with HMTL and CSS you can add your own code under Edit page scripts (otherwise you can ignore this feature)

Hide Incomplete Pages

  1. Locate the page you would like to hide in the sidebar
  2. Click the three dots to the right of the page name
  3. Click Edit page settings from the dropdown
  4. Locate the Page status option and select Offline – hide from site
  5. Click Save
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Basic Housekeeping

Undoing Changes

**Please note not every action can be undone (for example changing the look of your website under Site styles)**

Undo the most recent content change you've made on your site. Once you have made a change, a notification will appear which will offer an undo option to the most recent content change you’ve made on your site.

Previewing Your Work

  1. Click the Preview icon (icon) in the top right corner
  2. Filter between desktop, tablet and mobile views

Publishing Your Website

  1. Click the Publish icon (icon) in the top right corner
  2. Double check the website address is your custom wedding website domain name
  3. Click Publish

Accessing Hidden Features

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click on the manage hidden content icon (icon) in the top right corner
  2. Toggle content to display or hide them
  3. You can also hide any widget where you see the eyeball icon
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Add Images

Add Images

You can find all of the features for your website under the Add content menu. All of the elements can be dragged into place on your website by moving your cursor over grey icon section to the right with rows of dots. Features can be dragged essentially anywhere on your website. A green bar will appear to show where your element can be placed.

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Image icon to your page
  3. When you drop the image icon, a window will appear where you can upload a new image, choose from recent images or upload from Facebook

Image Settings

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click Change image to bring up the screen
  2. Link the image to a page within your site or to an external website (you will be using this to create your DIY registry page)
  3. Resize your images
  4. Align your images to the left, center or right
  5. Add Alt tags (used for ranking in search results, not necessary for a wedding website)
  6. Add a title to your image
  7. Add a description to your image

Adding a Gallery

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Gallery icon onto your page
  3. When you drop the gallery icon, a window will appear where you can upload your images (we recommend a maximum of 20 large images or 75 small images)
  4. Click on the gallery to bring up the gallery settings panel
  5. Click Edit images to add and rearrange images in your gallery
  6. Toggle to hide or display image titles in the gallery
  7. Toggle to hide or display image descriptions in the gallery
  8. Click Save in the upper right corner *if you do not click Save, your images will not appear when previewing or publishing your website, so don’t forget!*

Adding a Slideshow

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Slideshow icon onto your page
  3. When you drop the slideshow icon, a window will appear where you can upload your images
  4. Click on the slideshow to bring up the slideshow settings panel
  5. Click Edit images to add and rearrange images in your slideshow
  6. Select your transition type from fade to dissolve. Or remove the effect entirely
  7. Select the time duration and speed of your slideshow
  8. Toggle to turn different design choices on of off for your slideshow
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Drag and Drop Features

Adding Text and Headings

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Text icon or Heading 1 icon onto your page
  3. Highlight the text to format

Formatting buttons:

  • Text style
  • HTML source
  • Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Text color
  • Text background color
  • Bulleted list
  • Numbered list
  • Align left, center, right
  • Insert image
  • Insert hyperlink
  • Horizontal rule
  • Undo last change
  • Redo last change

Adding Buttons

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Button icon onto your page
  3. Choose where you want your button to bring people (we suggest to your RSVP page, email address, or Registry)
  4. Edit the button text
  5. Choose the size
  6. Format and align your button

Adding Maps

Some content cannot be deleted, instead you can hide the content. Your social icons will be one of these hidden features.

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Map icon onto your page
  3. If you have set your contact details in Site settings > Profile > Contact Information your map will automatically populate to the address you set, if you have not click on the map to bring up the location settings
  4. Edit the address
  5. Choose the zoom and height display for your map

Arranging Your Features

There are a few ways you can arrange your drag-and-drop features on your site. A blue bar will show up to guide where you can drop content on your site. You can have up to 4 pieces of content across the screen.

To move content you have already placed on your site click and drag with the move icon.

Add spacers to further help you arrange your content

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Spacer icon onto your page
  3. We recommend using spacers to help align text with images and make your layout look perfect

Add dividers to separate your sections of content

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the Divider icon onto your page
  3. We recommend using dividers to add a design element to your site and separate your thoughts
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Wedding Tips and Tricks

Create an RSVP Form Using a Custom Form

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag the custom form icon onto your page
  3. Click on the custom form to bring up the form settings
  4. If you have set your contact details in Site settings > Profile > Contact Information your email address will automatically populate to the address you set (like your custom wedding email address)
  5. Email subject line – we suggest RSVP
  6. Your email – insert a cute blurb about RSVPing, for example: Please let us know if you can attend
  7. Type your email – insert the information you want to collect, for example: Type your name & guest
  8. Success page – when they complete the form do you want them to land on another page of your website, the current page they are on, or a custom page
  9. Form title – we suggest RSVP
  10. Button text – we suggest RSVP
  11. Inside the form you should gather:
    • Guest(s) names
    • Attendance status
    • Meal preferences (optional)
    • Questions for fun (optional)
  12. Click Add custom field
  13. To gather attendance status, meal preferences, or any other questions you can create a Single line field, Multi line field, Radio button, Check box, Drop down
  14. For Single line field and Multi line field:
    • Edit Field text (what you what them to respond to in the message)
    • Toggle on to make it a Mandatory field
    • Click Add
  15. For Radio button, Check box and Drop down:
    • Edit Field text (question you are asking them, for example what music would you like to hear or please select your entrée)
    • Edit option 1
    • Add another option (you can have up to 9 options)
    • Click Add
  16. You will see all of your custom fields added to the bottom of the custom form settings panel, click on any custom fields to edit or delete

To view the RSVP form on our sample wedding website visit samplewebsite1.vegas.

Introduce Your Wedding Party

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag Image icons onto your page to match the number of people in your wedding party (many couples like to break this up by the bridesmaids and groomsmen)
  3. Click on the images to choose your images
  4. Upload the best and/or most embarrassing photos of your wedding party
  5. Add a description – we suggest name and how you met as a fun idea
  6. Click Save in the upper right corner *if you do not click Save, your images will not appear when previewing or publishing your website, so don’t forget!*

Create a DIY Registry

  1. Click the Add content button
  2. Drag Image icons onto your page to match the number places you have a wedding registry
  3. Click on the images to choose your images
  4. Upload photos to represent your registries – we suggest using the brand’s logo, an image of the store (both which can be found on Google) or an image of a favorite product from your registry list
  5. Link to – an external page
  6. External link – add the URL for your wedding registry
  7. Target window – we suggest selecting new for this so when they click on the image they are taken to your registry on a new window, if you select current they will leave your website
  8. Resize and align your images as needed
  9. Add alt attribute, title tag and description (optional – this is not necessary for your wedding website)
  10. Click Save in the upper right corner *if you do not click Save, your images will not appear when previewing or publishing your website, so don’t forget!*

To view the DIY Registry on our sample wedding website visit samplewebsite1.vegas.

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