If a classy, modern, sleek, as well as timeless, wedding website is what you are after then you will definitely not be disappointed with Wix’s offerings. Currently, they offer 13 different wedding-themed templates to get you going. And each one looks stunning, and tastefully crafted to suit the big event. Even better is the fact that each are already mobile-optimized. This ensures that your website remains intact and useable whichever device is currently being used to view it on. Some wedding website services do not even bother with optimizing their templates for mobile devices so, more often than not, sites created in their platform tend to look horrible and a chore to browse on both tablets and mobile phones. Building a wedding website on Wix, however, ensures that your guests will have a pleasant experience browsing through your site regardless of the device they are currently using.
In terms of how easy to use their platform is, their editor is no doubt user-friendly. Some website building tools from other services tend to be a little obtuse, or even outdated, which is why Wix’s solution is an absolute godsend, especially to couples who are looking to easily set up a wedding website without the need for coding or design chops. You simply drag and drop elements around, and arrange them however you wish. Though it must be noted that swapping templates midway through customization is not advisable because you will have to start over and lose all your progress.
Unique to Wix
One of the more unique features that Wix offers is the ability to add and integrate a variety of apps to your site in order to further enhance its overall usefulness. From business to social to galleries, you can find a lot of useful apps in their market that would definitely elevate your site to new heights.
Moreover, since this is a review of Wix as a wedding website builder, it should be noted that there are also apps that you can utilize including apps for photo and slideshow galleries, videos, background music, maps, mailing lists, event calendars, countdown clocks, polls, password protection, blogging, hotel bookings, and many, many more. Furthermore, the best thing about all of this is the fact that you can pick which apps you actually need, and which you can live without. With Wix, choice is the name of the game.
That said, since most of the apps themselves are for general use, and not specifically for wedding websites, features like in-depth guest and RSVP management, for example, are nowhere to be found. You can set up mailing lists or contact forms and track RSVPs manually, but that doesn’t compare to the actual thing — and could actually be more trouble than it’s worth. Online registries are also missing in action here, though such an app was available before. So, in short, while apps are a great way of adding features to your Wix website, they fall short compared to the features on offer by dedicated wedding website builders.
If the free version of Wix is simply not doing it for you, there 5 different premium plans that you can avail of. Connect Domain is their most basic paid plan, giving you 500MB of storage, 1GB of bandwidth and the ability to connect your domain. Take note, however, that this plan still has some advertisements present, and in order to remove the ads completely, you will need to avail of their higher-tiered plans.
|Subscription Tier||What You Get||Monthly|
|Free||1GB Bandwidth & 500MB Storage
Free Wix Domain
Wix Brand Ads
|Connect Domain||1GB Bandwidth & 500MB Storage
Wix Brand Ads
Connect Your Domain
|Combo||2GB Bandwidth & 3GB Storage
Remove Wix Ads
|Unlimited||Unlimited Bandwidth & 10GB Storage
Remove Wix Ads
|eCommerce||10GB Bandwidth & 20GB Storage
|VIP||Unlimited Bandwidth & 20GB Storage
10 Email Campaigns/month
Professional Site Review
The Combo plan will give you better bandwidth and storage, as well as the removal of Wix ads for both the desktop and mobile versions of your site. If you still feel that those features are lacking, then you might want to avail of the Unlimited package, which gives 10GB of storage unlimited bandwidth, plus all of the benefits of the previous plans.
The eCommerce plan gets you started on that online business you’ve been planning. You’ll get 10GB of bandwidth, 20GB of storage, an online store, as well as all of the benefits of the previous plans. Finally, the VIP plan delivers the best of what Wix can offer. You’ll get all the features of the previous plans, along with 20GB of storage and unlimited bandwidth. Plus, Wix gives you a professional site review and the tools to launch up to 10 email marketing campaigns per month.
Subscription fees shown above are for month-to-month purchases; you can get discounts if you do bulk prepayments. For example: Unlimited is $16.00 month to month, but only $12.50 per month if you pay for a year in advance and only $11.50 per month if you pay for two years. Starting with the Combo plan onwards, you get a free domain if you purchase through prepayment; and starting with the Unlimited plan onwards, prepayment also gets you the Form Builder App and Site Builder app for free–two premiums apps with a combined value of $108.
Payments and Cancellations
Wix accepts all major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If, for whatever reason, you decide to terminate your Wix subscription, you can do so at any time, no questions asked. Additionally, if you cancel your yearly or monthly subscription within 14 days, you will get a full refund.
Another great thing about Wix is its comprehensive support system. There is a Support Center section on their website that contains in-depth help guides, an extensive FAQ, and a forum. You can also contact them directly via email, or online contact form should you require the help of their support team. You can also schedule for a call back from support, or call them directly.
What's the Verdict on Wix?
Wix for Weddings Review 2017 – Conclusion
Wix is one of the leading DYI website builders in the field, and is great if you are looking to easily build a stunning, functional, and mobile optimized wedding website without the need to learn how to code or design. But if you want a wedding website that offers advanced wedding site-specific features, such as in-depth RSVP management, then you would be better off elsewhere. Although you can make use of their apps, at times these prove to be more trouble than they are worth — simply because they are not tailor-made for wedding websites. Overall, while Wix is a great all-around website builder, it misses the mark in some areas when it comes to wedding websites.