Are you engaged? Then have you considered a blog to tell your family and friends about your wedding plans? With WordPress it’s easy to set up and, if you use the .com version, it’s free. Let your friends help you choose your venue or your wedding dress. You can upload photos, insert links to wedding websites and ask for comments on your blog posts.
Some WordPress themes are especially designed for wedding blogs. For example, the theme Forever has a widget called Milestone. This counts down the days to your wedding day. You can enter a title for your event (e.g. “My Wonderful Wedding”) and choose a message for that special day. There is also a guestbook template. Why not invite your guests to write messages for you? Maybe they have some funny stories about your past. Let’s hope they won’t make you blush too much!
You can customise the header with your favourite photo. Perhaps you’d like to upload your engagement photo. All you need to do is browse for the file on your computer and crop it to fit the header’s dimensions. Alternatively, if you have photo editing software, you can crop the image to the correct size before uploading. This will save space on your WordPress site.
After your wedding you can upload photos of your wedding day and your honeymoon. In this way, family and friends will see the pictures immediately. Just phone them or send them an email with a link to your blog.
To see a demo and to get some ideas, go to http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/forever/
Ever After is another WordPress wedding theme. Like Forever, it has a milestone widget, custom header and a guestbook template. But, whereas Forever has a sidebar as well as a column, Ever After has just one column. This is not a problem as you can use the footer to insert up to four widgets. For example, you may wish to show your recent posts here or perhaps your wedding day milestone widget. Ever After has a responsive design. This means that the pages are shown optimally on whichever devices they are viewed on. Thus they look good on tablets and mobile phones as well as desktop computers.
Go to http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/ever-after/ to see an example of this theme.
Lovebirds is a pretty WordPress wedding theme with fancy text for headings. Again, it has a guestbook template and a custom header. The custom header gives you the option of selecting the height. Like Ever After, Lovebirds has a responsive design. It has two columns and an infinite scroll. In other words, you keep scrolling down the page rather than having to go to a new page. Ever After has an infinite scroll too.
This is a link to the Lovebirds theme.
Lovebirds and Ever After are quite recent WordPress themes but no doubt they will soon become very popular with brides-to-be. If you are engaged, why not start your wedding blog today?
If you need help getting started with your wedding blog, please give me a call on 01223 514109.
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