Ease of Use
DIY website builders live or die by how accessible they are. If the tool has a steep learning curve and is a pain to use, no one would blame you if you jumped ship and hired a professional web designer instead. Thankfully, eWedding’s wedding website builder is pretty straightforward and easy to use.
Upon choosing a theme to edit, the first thing that you will see is a pop-up window containing a quickstart video that gives a brief overview of the editor and its functions. With a running time of just a little over 2 minutes, this is a great way to introduce the system without overwhelming the user with too much detail.
Customization and Features
The editor itself is minimal in its presentation, with a sidebar situated on the left containing drop down menus, such as Themes, Background, Sections, Fonts, and Music, for altering individual elements of the site. Meanwhile, an interactive version of the theme can be found on the right of the sidebar. Here you can just click on certain elements to edit them and see the results in real time. Want to change the title? Easy. How about adding a picture slideshow? Just click on the related element and then you’re good to go! You can even add custom music, custom backgrounds, toggle individual elements on or off, and even add an unlimited number of sections with just a few clicks. It is really that simple with eWedding’s website builder tool, allowing you to customize themes in a flash.
A neat bonus feature that goes beyond wedding website creation is eWedding’s Free Wedding Hashtag Generator. Just input your name and that of your betrothed (plus additional details if you want more variety), and the generator will come up with dozens of wedding hashtags for you to choose from.
Managing Guests with eWedding
With eWedding’s Total RSVP system (which is really split into two choices), the RSVP process is so much more comprehensive–the simple “yes or no” is a thing of the past. You can get confirmation and information on not only guests’ attendance, but also: childcare requirements, food allergies, meal choices, plus ones, song requests, special requests and more. eWedding does all the heavy lifting for you; you get an RSVP manager and the option to download your RSVPs as a spreadsheet, as well.
You can opt to use the Open RSVP system, and allow all guests to not only see all your RSVPs but also to RSVP for any event both for themselves and any other guests. This is ideal for smaller gatherings when all the invited guests are very close to you, and you can be reasonably sure they won’t overstep boundaries. The other option is the Closed RSVP system, which gives you 100% control over any plus ones and each RSVP response. Guests will only see what you set for them to see and will have to search for their name on your site to respond to you invite, and they can’t RSVP for anyone else.
For people who worry about strangers stumbling upon their wedding website, eWedding provides the option to add password protection to your site, as well as the choice to keep it out of search engines entirely.
While eWedding is 100% free to use, you can also opt to pay for the premium plan in order to get access to more features, should you ever feel the need to. This upgrade will cost you $7 per month and will give you the ability to choose a custom domain name for your website, 125 text notifications when guests respond to RSVPs, access to premium themes, and an ad-free website guarantee.
You can get in touch with eWedding through an online contact form. Sadly, they do not provide any means to directly contact them via email, live chat or phone. As a consolation of sorts, there is a handy blog section available. While it’s not a straight up FAQ, browsing through the posts does bring up relevant information.
What's the Verdict on eWedding?
eWedding Review 2017 – Conclusion
eWedding is a great wedding website builder that offers some really stunning themes that are easy to customize. It is not the most advanced wedding website builder in terms of advanced features; but for those who are looking for something simple that can showcase their story, photos, and videos, as well as receive text notifications for RSVPs, then eWedding is definitely the right fit. What’s more, you can start using it now completely free of charge!